Wildlife destinations that are famous amongst the locals of Singapore
There are fewer experiences more awe-inducing than watching an animal go about its daily activities in the natural wild. Words do fall short when it comes to describing this phenomenon. But capturing a snapshot of the wild in one’s camera is the next best thing to reliving that experience. Singapore will not disappoint wildlife photography lovers either.
The easiest way to reach these places is to catch a bus (tickets for which you can take online from http://www.redbus.sg that will take you to the nearest MRT station from where you can board buses that take you to the park.
Singapore Zoological Gardens: Its picturesque setting against the Mandai Lake and the title of the best rainforest zoo in the world combines to make this place a haven for wildlife and landscape photographers. Animals are kept in spacious, landscaped enclosures separated from the visitors by dry and wet moats. The moats are concealed with vegetation or dropped below the line of sight. Dangerous animals that can climb well are housed in landscaped glass-fronted enclosures. The zoo has not expanded beyond the original 28 hectares.
However, 40 hectares of secondary forest were later developed into the Night Safari. The remaining undeveloped land has been kept as wooded land. This and the waters of Upper Seletar Reservoir contribute to the zoo, giving it a sense of natural, unrestricted space. This is a great place for kids where they can learn and play. My kids were so happy as they could see a lot of animals. In some parts of this place you can also touch them and it is a great feeling to interact with them. Be sure to dedicate one day in this Garden and when you are tired moving around the entire place, you can take a ride in the tram.
Singapore Botanic Gardens: For those who love their photos to be generously bathed in colours, this world heritage site houses the Burkhill Hall that is laid out in different colour zones. The National Orchid Garden within also provides ample opportunities for photographing flora. I was quite at awe at this place. We came across different kinds of plants and each plant had detailed explanation attached to it. It is quite commendable. I was quite happy as I was with my family as this is indeed a place where your family and kids will have a gala time. Children could play in a playground and a mist area. If your kids are tired then there are quite a few restaurants where you can refresh and refuel your kids and family and back again on the move. I found this place worth visiting and enjoyable for the kids too.
Macritchie Reservoir: The wooded and waterside vistas are the perfect backdrop against which one can capture shots of macaques and a large host of birds. It is often frequented by bird watchers, and this place is popular for hiking and kayaking. MacRitchie Reservoir is Singapore’s oldest reservoir. The reservoir was completed in 1868 by impounding water from an earth embankment, and was then known as the Impounding Reservoir or Thomson Reservoir.