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Singapore Zoological Gardens

The Singapore Zoological Gardens is not only a well-known landmark in Singapore, it is also one of the best-known zoos in the world.  The Zoo is located in Mandai near the Upper Seletar Reservoir.  It was built at the cost of $9 million and opened on 23 June 1973.

A unique feature of the zoo is its ‘open concept’.  Here the animals are not kept in cages but in open enclosures ringed by moats.  The animals’ habitats are designed to closely mimic those of its native environment.

Another unique feature of the Zoo is the ‘Night Safari’.  It is the world’s first night zoo and features nocturnal animals or ‘creatures of the night’.

The Night Safari, which occupies 40 hectares of land, was offiicially opened by Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong on 26 May 1994.

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Written by victorkoo

24 May, 2010 at 1:00 pm

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