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From the Mekong to the Mississippi, River Safari features animals from eight of the world's major river systems
Singapore's long-awaited River Safari is now open to the public.
Asia's first river-themed wildlife park, the 12-hectare space features animals from eight major river systems of the world, including the Mekong River, Amazon River, the Congo, the Ganges and the Mississippi.
Already home to the world’s largest oceanarium, Singapore gets to add another watery accolade to its list thanks to River Safari –- the world’s largest freshwater aquarium.
With a volume of 2,000 cubic meters and a viewing window measuring 22 meters by four meters, the tank is part of River Safari's Amazon Flooded Forest exhibit.
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River Safari falls under the control of Wildlife Reserves Singapore, which also owns the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari and Jurong Bird Park.
Those looking for the full experience may want to hold off on a visit. Park officials say River Safari's boat rides won't be available until later this year. For now, they're undergoing technical adjustments.
River Safari is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets S$35 (US$28) for adults, S$23 for children between 3-12 and S$17.50 for senior citizens above 60.
As the boat rides and some exhibits won't be ready until a later date, daily admission during the soft opening phase will be priced at a discounted rate of S$25 (adults), S$16 (children between 3-12) and S$12.50 (senior citizens above 60).
Visitors can purchase tickets at the Singapore Zoo and River Safari’s ticket booth.
River Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Road; +65 (0)6269 3411; Riversafari.com.sg
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