Safari Park - you can drive through while looking at animals roam the area.
Highlight: Getting to take pictures of animals freely roaming around in a safari themed park.
Marine Park - Animal shows (Elephant, Sea Lion, Dolphin, Cowboy Stunt etc) and other animals.
Highlight: Egg World, Elephant Show and Giraffe feeding terrace
*Disclaimer: the highlights stated are only what were the highlights in my opinion*
Tickets are quite pricey!
Adult: 1000 baht (SGD40)
Child: 900 baht (SGD36)
Adult: 1200 baht (SGD48)
Child: 1000 baht (SGD40)
Safari Park + Marine Park
Adult: 1400 baht (SGD55) <strike>2200 baht (SGD87)</strike>
Child: 1100 baht (SGD44) <strike>1900 baht (SGD75)</strike>
Getting the Safari Park + Marine Park package would be the best choice, of course. But let me just put it out there - the Marine Park doesn't have that many marine animals and the highlights are not even sea creatures! So if you've already witnessed elephant shows (like those in the circus), been to a very educational session on eggs, and fed giraffes while overlooking 200 other giraffes, you might want to give Marine Park a skip. The sea lion show was very similar to the one in Sea World in Brisbane and dolphin shows are quite common - there's one at Sentosa already!
Taking the coach
Now, to enter the Safari Park costs 1000 baht (Adults). This is only to enter Safari Park.
To take the coach in costs an extra 30 baht (SGD1.20)
This means that if you pay for just the Safari Park, you'd have to take your own car or arrange for a van to go in.
The windows are wide, so it's easier to take better photos.
Each round in the coach takes 30 minutes only. It sounds like a long time but it will definitely not feel that way once you're trying to capture a perfect shot and the coach moves off! Every time the coach stops for you to take pictures, it only stops for about 1 minute! Sometimes it's just not enough time!:-( They should really take 45-60 minutes instead of just half an hour.
Even in the area where it's okay to wind down your windows, the coach is not able to do so, so most of your photos will include a reflection somewhere.
Weekdays - 9:15, 9:30, 9:45 [FEEDING SHOW], 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:15, 12:30, 12:45, 13:00, 13:15, 13:45, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30
Saturday/Sunday - 17:00
Note: The ticket lady will recommend going for all the shows in Marine Park and then taking the coach at 4pm. HOWEVER, I would suggest taking the coach and then catching the shows, for 2 reasons:
1. Everyone else will be taking the lady's suggestion. So if you catch a later tour, the bus is bound to get crowded. When I took the coach at 10am, it was very empty thus we were able to move around the bus to catch the best angles of the animals. If the bus is crowded, you won't be able to do so.
2. After walking around Marine Park, you'll probably be way too tired to get excited about Safari Park. (Marine Park is huge)
1) Elephant Show
During the elephant show, the elephants will do tricks such as walking on a tightrope, playing football, basketball, spinning rings using their trunks, dancing and even painting!
Their paintings are so pretty, they probably paint even better than me (I really suck at art).
Egg World is one of the mega highlights of the park! Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures because my camera battery ran out.
Sure, Singapore has a few versions of Egg World but none of them can compare to the one at Marine Park! They showcase examples for many types of birds, rather than just chicken (even the incubator).
The Egg World here consists of:
- an Ostrich Egg Preparation Room display
- real life bird egg incubator
- real life cleaning & disinfecting process
- real life baby nursery care
- real life young & weaning care
- real Ostrich Egg shell (which you can touch!)
There are displays of other items as well but I won't bore or spoil you with too many details!
3) Giraffe Feeding Terrace
The Giraffe Feeding Terrace is my personal favourite! You get to see and feed the giraffes up close.
Well, the Giraffe Feeding Terrace is located such that it gives you a spectacular view of the entire Safari Park. Apart from that, it contains 250 giraffes, providing a majestic sight of so many giraffes, which Singapore's Zoo just doesn't have!
The Boat Noodles came pretty close to the 50 baht one we had at Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market! I finally left feeling satisfied with the lunch I had.
Overall, yes, a trip to Safari World may be costly, but I think it's well worth it. Furthermore, the food/snacks/drinks prices are incredibly cheap compared to normal theme parks - or anywhere in Singapore at all! So if you're going to Bangkok, don't hesitate to make a trip down!
พระยาสุเรนทร์ 40 Sam Wa Tawan Tok, Khlong Sam Wa, Bangkok 10510
Take a taxi from Mo Chit BTS station.
Don't worry about getting back, there will be taxis available at Safari World itself!
Thank you so much for, once again, giving my blog a read! Hope you enjoyed learning about my Safari World adventure! Til next time xoxo