Explore Singapore’s distinctive wildlife


Singapore Wildlife

Although Singapore is synonymous with big business and capital, the island city contains several wildlife reserves and a zoo. Despite the apparent contradiction due to the island being one of the most densely populated in the world, Singapore’s government has made a concerted effort to maintain the wildlife. With apartments across Singapore, thesqua.re offers both the convenience of central locations and the proximity to transport links to connect guests to Singapore’s wildlife districts.

Wildlife Reserves Singapore

Wildlife Reserves Singapore is one of the leading zoological institutions in the world. A self-funded organisation, the Wildlife Reserves Singapore focuses on protecting biodiversity in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Each year, the four parks- Night Safari, River Safari and Singapore Zoo- welcome over 4.5 million visitors.

Night Safari

Night Safari Singapore

The world’s first nocturnal zoo, the Night Safari is one of the most popular attractions in Singapore. Opened in 1994, Singapore Night Safari occupies 35 hectares of rainforest adjacent to Singapore Zoo. Housing over 2,500 animals- with over 130 species- 38% of the creatures on the safari are threatened species. Unlike typical nocturnal houses, the Night Safari is an entire open-air zoo set amongst a backdrop of a humid rainforest. Divided into seven geographical zones, the space can be explored on foot or by tram.

River Safari

River Safari Singapore

The Singapore River Safari is a river themed aquarium and zoo situated in Mandai. Stretching over 12 hectares, the River Safari is located in between Singapore Zoo and the Night Safari. The first of its kind in Asia, the safari features attractions and river boat services in addition to river boat attractions. In 2012, the Giant Panda Forest was opened to the public. Featuring a pair of male and female giant pandas, the Giant Panda Forest is the most popular attraction at the River Safari. The pandas, which arrived in September 2012, are on a ten-year loan from China.

Singapore Zoo

Singapore Zoo

Since 1973, Singapore Zoo has been renowned as one of the most beautiful wildlife parks in the world. With animals roaming freely in their natural habitat, Singapore Zoo has won the coveted Best Leisure Attraction Experience from the Singapore Tourism Board. The 26 hectare wildlife park is nestled in the leafy Mandai Rainforest, that stretches into the Seletar Reservoir. Over 3,000 animals from 300+ species of birds, reptiles and mammals call Singapore Zoo their home. Many animal habitats feature special viewing platforms elevated for exhibits. In addition to witnessing the animals in their natural habitat, you will witness the stunning landscapes. Regardless of whether you travel on foot or tram, you will experience some of the most distinctive global wildlife habitats in the world- from the rugged canyons of Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia to the savannah grasslands of Wild Africa.

Winter Wonderland Singapore


Over the past couple of decades, Singapore has inexorably grown as both a tourist and business hub in the East. As Singapore has been welcomed into an increasingly globalised community, the city state has assimilated Western traditions. For the fourth year in a row, Singapore will host its annual Winter Wonderland Festival, a celebration that infuses Western and Eastern tradition. With accommodation across the beguiling city of Singapore, thesqua.re offers the ideal base to explore this new Singaporean tradition.

Winter Wonderland Singapore

Hosted at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore’s Winter Wonderland is the premiere yuletide attraction in the city. As you arrive at Marina Bay, you will first be attracted to the magnificent Luminarie light sculptures that illuminate the area. Delicately crafted by Italian craftsmen, there are over 100 light sculptures in the area, with the most prominent being the majestic 22.5 metre tall Spalliera.

Luminarie light sculptures

For a non conventional Christmas event, Ethiopian Dreams provide a jaw dropping circus extravaganza. Earlier in the year, Ethiopian Dreams was a sell out at the Edinburgh Festival. Offering a combination of gravity defying stunts, skills and adventure, ticket prices to Ethiopian Dreams vary depending on age.

Ethiopian Dreams Circus Singapore

For something more traditional, visit Santa Claus himself at the Alpine House. With over 100 presents given away on a daily basis- ranging from vouchers to free carnival rides to beverage tokens-pictures with Santa Claus are available.

Santa Claus Alpine House

Wander around the Supertree Grove, the home of a charming European style Christmas market. Including over 30 festive wooden huts, this market is styled on similar markets in London, Paris and Berlin. Shop for handmade crafts, souvenirs, boutique goods and vintage items before enjoying a glass of mulled wine and something delicious to eat.

Supertree Grove shop

If you’re looking for something more filling than traditional German sausage or mince pie, visit SAVOUR- Winter Wonderland’s gourmet village. Containing five restaurants, SAVOUR offers a sophisticated dining experience which will feature celebrity and award winning michelin star chefs.

Gardens by the Bay Christmas Wonder 2017

This year, Winter Wonderland offers the biggest collection of carnival rides in their history. Featuring bumper cards, chair swings, a ferris wheel, a Christmas train and Tea Cups, the carnival rides are a great way to keep your children entertained during your visit to Winter Wonderland.

winter wonderland carnival rides singapore

Given Marina Bay’s central location, travelling to Winter Wonderland is simple. Take the Circle Line or Downtown Line and depart at Bayfront MRT Station before crossing Dragonfly or Meadow Bridge.

Enjoy Christmas with thesqua.re in Singapore.