River Safari, Jurong Bird Park & Singapore Zoo Reopening: What You Need To Know Before Visiting

River Safari, Jurong Bird Park & Singapore Zoo Reopening: What You Need To Know Before Visiting
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Three of Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s parks are resuming operations in July 2020. With River Safari, Jurong Bird Park and Singapore Zoo reopening, visitors will soon be able to meet the animals again. Night Safari remains closed for the time being.

There are some changes being put in place along with River Safari, Jurong Bird Park and Singapore Zoo reopening. These are inline with the safe management measures required of attractions in Singapore during Phase 2 of the post-circuit breaker period.

Here’s what you can expect from your visit to Jurong Bird Park, River Safari and Singapore Zoo once they have reopened.

Thing to Know About River Safari, Jurong Bird Park & Singapore Zoo Reopening

1. Open to Public from Monday, 6 July 2020

The three wildlife parks will only reopen to all public visitors from Monday, 6 July 2020. The weekend before 6 July will be reserved for members only.


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2. Time-based Entry System; Book in Advance

Thing to Know About River Safari, Jurong Bird Park & Singapore Zoo Reopening

During this phase of the Jurong Bird Park, River Safari and Singapore Zoo reopening, entry into the parks will be based on pre-fixed time slots. Visitors will need to purchase tickets online and select the entry date and time for the visit.

This is to facilitate crowd control at the parks as attractions are required to operate at 25% of the usual capacity during this period of time. If the park capacity has been reached, you may have to wait to enter the park.

Visitors should arrive no later than 45 minutes from the selected entry time. Be prepared to show your e-ticket or membership card to enter the parks.

Take note that onsite ticketing is temporarily suspended.

3. Maximum of Five per Group

Don’t plan any big group outings just yet. A maximum of five visitors are allowed per group. Visitors should also observe safe distancing protocols and wear face masks while at the wildlife parks.

4. No Tram Rides

Be prepared to walk. Trams will not be operating within the Singapore wildlife parks during this time. Families with young children will want to remember to bring along their strollers.

5. Use Digital Guides

Instead of physical maps, you can download digital guides to Singapore Zoo, River Safari and Jurong Bird Park. This help to minimise contact and, as an additional plus point, helps to reduce waste as well.

6. Contactless Payment in the Parks

Cash payments will not be available for purchases in the parks. Make use of contactless payments options like Visa PayWave and MasterCard PayPass instead.

7. Not All Activities will be Available

During this period of the Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park and River Safari reopening, various park experiences will not be available.

Suspended activities at Jurong Bird Park, River Safari and Singapore Zoo for the month of July include token feedings, Keeper’s Chit Chat and tours. River Safari’s Reservoir Cruise will also not be available.

In addition, all onsite promotions have been temporarily suspended. The suspended promotions include PAssion Silver/NTUC, SAFRA, PAssion card/PAssion POSB debit card 1-for-1 promotions, as well as special discounts such as Wild Birthday, NCSS, and Taxi Tourist Guide schemes.

8. Children’s Play Areas Closed

River Safari, Jurong Bird Park & Singapore Zoo Reopening - What You Need to Know

Singapore Zoo’s KidzWorld children’s play area is also temporarily closed during the reopening phase. This closure extends to activities such as pony rides, falabella grooming and rabbit petting.

At Jurong Bird Park, the Birdz of Play children’s area will also be temporarily closed as part of safe distancing measures.

For more details on Wildlife Reserves Singapore parks’ reopening, visit the website here.