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The River is Calling: Singapore’s River Safari

Ever want to paddle through the Amazon, the World’s largest tropical rainforest? Or hunt for crocodiles in the Ganges, or giant freshwater stingray in the Mekong?

Without leaving the country?

River Safari, the newest addition to Singapore’s portfolio of award winning wildlife parks has finally opened its doors! Inspired by 8 of the World’s most iconic Rivers, the River Safari promises an unforgettable adventure filled with authentic replicas of each ecosystem, complete with their most famous inhabitants.

Check out this short video!

Housing one of the World’s largest collections of freshwater fauna (over 5,000 animals from 500 species), you can go nose to nose with some of the rarest, most beautiful and most intimidating animals in the World. From the Murray Cod, Australia’s largest Freshwater Fish (1.8 meters in length), the Mekong’s giant freshwater stingray (which can weigh up to 600kg) and the World’s largest amphibian, the Yangtze’s giant salamander, you can also venture in to the Giant Panda Forest and say hello to Kai Kai and Jia Jia, or stop in for a spot of tea at the River Safari Tea House.

Check out the Rivers and some of the unique animals you can expect to see:

Mississippi River

The Mississippi is the largest river system in North America – it flows through 10 states!

Alligator Snapping Turtle

Alligator Snapping Turtle


Congo River

The Congo is the deepest river in the world, with violent rapids and amazing waterfalls.

Giant Freshwater Puffer

Giant Freshwater Puffer

The Nile

The Nile winds itself through 10 African countries and, at 6,650 Km, is the World’s longest River.

Giraffe Catfish

Giraffe Catfish

The Ganges

The Ganges is the most sacred river to Hindus and is also a lifeline to millions of Indians who live along its course and depend on it for their daily needs.


Goonch Catfish

Goonch Catfish

The Murray River

The Murray River is Australia’s longest river, at 2,375Km, and is widely known as the “food bowl” of the nation.

Murray Cod

Murray Cod

Mekong River

Dubbed the “Mother of all Rivers” by the Thais and Laotians, the Mekong has at least 60 million people in Asia depending on it for fish and other resources.

Giant Freshwater Stingray

Giant Freshwater Stingray

Mekong Giant Catfish

Mekong Giant Catfish

The Yangtze

The Yangtze is Asia’s longest river and the world’s third longest. It is 6,300 kilometres long and holds 40% of China’s freshwater resources – one-third of China’s population lives around the river.

Chinese Alligator

Chinese Alligator

Giant Salamander

Giant Salamander

Personally, I’m really pumped to see the Giant Panda Forest, the largest panda exhibit in Southeast Asia. Learn more about these magnificent creatures, see them in their natural environment and see how you can do your bit to help prevent extinction!


If you weren’t excited before, you’ve got to be now! Click here for more information on the River Safari, including Opening Hours, Tickets & Packages and how to get there!

PS Already been? What did you think? I’ve promised I won’t go until my in-laws visit in June so I’m curious to know what I’m missing 😛


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