Whenever I get questions about the Night Safari in Singapore, I will ask if the Day Zoo will be part of the itinerary. And more often than not, the answer will be a flat "NO". The reason(s) for not visiting the day zoo?
1. "The Night Safari is something you can't find everywhere/in HK."
2. "We have the Day Zoo in HK as well."
3. "It's too hot."
I can never understand why people visit Universal Studios or Disneylands all over the world and can tell that they are different, but decided that zoos are the same the world over.
I sincerely believe that if you've never been to San Diego Zoo, or any of the top zoos in the world, then you should mark out 3 hours for a walk around the Singapore Zoological Gardens before the Night Safari. It is one of the top zoos in the world not just because of its conservation efforts but also the way it design the enclosures. The open concept behind the enclosure design makes you feel as if you are in the forest itself.
By the way, anyone out there ever visited HK zoo?
And finally, to my fellow Singaporeans from around the world, a happy 45th National Day~