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Singapore Zoo - daytrip

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denmark
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Singapore Zoo - daytrip

Hello. Going to Singapore late October. What is the easiest way to get to the Zoo from Clark Quay (staying at Swissotel Merchant Court)? We have a 3 years old with us. Is it taxi, metro or perhaps a shuttle of some kind and how long is the time of transportation then? Considering the breakfast with animals. Thanks all of you!

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1. Re: Singapore Zoo - daytrip

Best for you to check with the hotel to see if there are shuttle buses that take you to the Singapore Zoo. If your family is mobile and prefer taking public transportation, it's fairly easy too. Get on the MRT train at Clark Quay station and alight one stop away at Dhoby Ghaut interchange. Switch to the red line and travel for about 30 - 40 mind to Choa Chu Kang station. From there, it's just a short bus ride (#927) or taxi ride away to the zoo. The train is comfortable and fast, and most kids love travelling on it.

Hope the info helps.

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2. Re: Singapore Zoo - daytrip

Travelling by taxi to the zoo should take approx 20-30 mins

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3. Re: Singapore Zoo - daytrip

I would be looking to take a taxi if you have a 3 yrs old. Moreso if you are taking a pushchair.

Edited: 29 March 2012, 19:04
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4. Re: Singapore Zoo - daytrip

Public transport (bus+MRT) will take you 1 hour, taxi will take you there in less than half the time. Changing MRTs, walking accross to bus interchanges, waiting for buses can drain a bit of your energy, especially if you are not used to warm and humid weather. Please note that walking around the zoo itself can be pretty tiring. My suggestion is to take a taxi and keep all your energy reserved for sightseeing.

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5. Re: Singapore Zoo - daytrip

Take a taxi. We have just returned home from Singapore and whilst we used the MRT extensively, I would not recommend travelling the longer distance to the zoo via MRT/bus especially with a 3 yr old. Early morning, the trains are quite crowded and it would take too much time out of your day.

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6. Re: Singapore Zoo - daytrip

firstly you have picked a great hotel right on the river ..

As far as getting to the Zoo ....far easier especially with the young one is just walk out the front door of the hotel and grab a taxi...have a great day ..the Zoo is fantastic..plan to spend the day there

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7. Re: Singapore Zoo - daytrip

We just recently did the breakfast an loved it . Had a great day feed an great day. We just caught a taxi there an back. We were staying near china town

denmark
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8. Re: Singapore Zoo - daytrip

Thank you all for your replies.

Just one more question: what does the taxi fare to the zoo from Swissotel Merchant Court approx cost? Thanks

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9. Re: Singapore Zoo - daytrip

Should be around 20SGD each way - plus the relevant supplements for peak times and ERP gantries.

Try gothere.sg as a site for estimates on taxi prices (plus it gives alternate routings for any trip you want and those costs)

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10. Re: Singapore Zoo - daytrip

We stayed at Clarke Quay earlier this year at took a taxi to the Zoo as we had two young children, it was approx $22 and took about 25 minutes. If you have a baby stroller/pushchair then take it with you, otherwise you can hire them for about $10 for the day. We hired a double wagon from the Zoo and found it great for towing our 4 year old and all our bags and snacks for the day. Make sure you take children's swimming costume and a towel as there's a great waterplay area which our kids really enjoyed in the heat of the day.