New River Safari Cruise brings visitors on 15-minute ride around Upper Seletar Resevoir

Launch of the new River Safari cruise which will take visitors along the Upper Seletar Reservoir to enjoy the blue skies, surrounding forest and have a chance to spot wildlife.
Launch of the new River Safari cruise which will take visitors along the Upper Seletar Reservoir to enjoy the blue skies, surrounding forest and have a chance to spot wildlife. ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
Launch of the new River Safari cruise which will take visitors along the Upper Seletar Reservoir to enjoy the blue skies, surrounding forest and have a chance to spot wildlife.
Launch of the new River Safari cruise which will take visitors along the Upper Seletar Reservoir to enjoy the blue skies, surrounding forest and have a chance to spot wildlife. ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
Launch of the new River Safari cruise which will take visitors along the Upper Seletar Reservoir to enjoy the blue skies, surrounding forest and have a chance to spot wildlife.
Launch of the new River Safari cruise which will take visitors along the Upper Seletar Reservoir to enjoy the blue skies, surrounding forest and have a chance to spot wildlife.ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (in blue) together with his wife, Ho Ching (on PM Lee's left) and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office S. Iswaran (behind PM Lee) enjoying a boat ride along the Amazon River Quest during the grand opening of the Ri
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (in blue) together with his wife, Ho Ching (on PM Lee's left) and Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office S. Iswaran (behind PM Lee) enjoying a boat ride along the Amazon River Quest during the grand opening of the River Safari on 28 Feb 2014. Wildlife park River Safari has launched a cruise that will take visitors on a 15-minute scenic ride around the Upper Seletar Reservoir.PHOTO: ST FILE
The River Safari's Amazon River Quest boat ride takes visitors through a 483m-long man-made river, designed to simulate a boat voyage down the Amazon River.
The River Safari's Amazon River Quest boat ride takes visitors through a 483m-long man-made river, designed to simulate a boat voyage down the Amazon River. PHOTO: ST FILE
Male giant panda Kai Kai, seen here in August 2013, and female Jia Jia are a highlight of the River Safari.
Male giant panda Kai Kai, seen here in August 2013, and female Jia Jia are a highlight of the River Safari. PHOTO: ST FILE
Children at the Indian gharial enclosure in the River Safari, the fourth wildlife park run by Wildlife Reserves Singapore.
Children at the Indian gharial enclosure in the River Safari, the fourth wildlife park run by Wildlife Reserves Singapore.PHOTO: ST FILE
The Amazon Flooded Forest at the River Safari features the world’s largest freshwater aquarium, which houses more than 18 animal species, including manatees. The River Safari is Asia’s first river-themed wildlife park and houses one of the world’s largest collections of freshwater animals. PHOTO: ST FILE
This giant freshwater stingray was moved into the River Safari park’s Mekong River zone exhibit on 17 July 2013. Believed to be the largest and heaviest freshwater fish in the world, the stingray completed the exhibit’s collection of giant fish.
This giant freshwater stingray was moved into the River Safari park’s Mekong River zone exhibit on 17 July 2013. Believed to be the largest and heaviest freshwater fish in the world, the stingray completed the exhibit’s collection of giant fish.PHOTO: ZAOBAO
Jia Jia, the River Safari's female giant panda, inside the giant pandas' cavernous enclosure.
Jia Jia, the River Safari's female giant panda, inside the giant pandas' cavernous enclosure.PHOTO: ST FILE
An Emperor Tamarin spotted on the River Safari's Amazon River Quest boat ride, which simulates a boat voyage down the Amazon River.
An Emperor Tamarin spotted on the River Safari's Amazon River Quest boat ride, which simulates a boat voyage down the Amazon River. PHOTO: ST FILE

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SINGAPORE - Wildlife park River Safari has launched a cruise that will take visitors on a 15-minute scenic ride around the Upper Seletar Reservoir.

Visitors have to pay a top-up fee of $5 for adults and $3 for children aged between three and 12, in addition to admission tickets to the park.

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 macaques and water monitor lizard which live in the surrounding rainforest.

The new attraction replaces the previous boat ride at the Singapore Zoo, which closed on March 31 this year. Unlike that ride, which was to get visitors from the entrance of the zoo to its furthest point, the latest cruise brings visitors on a round-trip scenic journey along a different route.

The River Safari Cruise runs daily from 9.30am to 5.30pm. Each cruise can accommodate up to 50 passengers and can accommodate people on wheelchairs.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the park's Boat Plaza, and boarding is on a first-come-first-served basis.