River Safari launches cruise attraction
A CRUISE launched by wildlife park River Safari will take visitors on a 15-minute scenic ride around the Upper Seletar Reservoir.
The cruise plies the man-made lake along the outskirts of the Night Safari and Singapore Zoo. Visitors may spot animals such as giraffes, elephants and rhinoceros on the edges of both parks.
They may also see native species, such as the long-tailed macaque and water monitor lizard, which live around and in the reservoir.
The new attraction, which costs $5 for adults and $3 for children aged between three and 12, in addition to admission tickets to the park, replaces the previous cruise at the Singapore Zoo, which closed on March 31.
Unlike that ride, which was to get visitors from the entrance of the zoo to its farthest point, the latest cruise takes visitors on a round-trip scenic journey along a different route.
This will be River Safari's second boat attraction, after its 10-minute Amazon River Quest ride, which takes visitors down a man-made river within the park. Ticket prices for both rides are the same.
Wildlife Reserves Singapore chief executive Lee Meng Tat said: "The new one is an entirely different experience. It's very tranquil and peaceful, and, if you're lucky, you get to see animals going about their daily lives."
The River Safari Cruise runs daily from 9.30am to 5.30pm. Each cruise can accommodate up to 50 passengers and is wheelchair-accessible.
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