River Safari’s latest boat attraction takes visitors on an eco-adventure along Upper Seletar Reservoir.

Singapore, 7 March 2015 – Visitors to River Safari in Singapore can now go on a relaxing nature cruise along the Upper Seletar Reservoir and enjoy views of clear blue skies, lush green forests and chance upon wildlife with the launch of the park’s latest attraction – the River Safari Cruise.

The 15-minute cruise plies the scenic Upper Seletar Reservoir – one of Singapore’s largest water catchment areas – and provides visitors with a rare opportunity to commune with nature in the breath-taking setting of the tropical rainforest and shimmery waterways. Built in 1920, this reservoir holds up to 5,000 million gallons of water and is one of the four reservoirs in the vicinity of Singapore’s nature reserves. This man-made lake not only provides drinking water, but is home to many native species such as the long-tailed macaque and water monitor lizard that thrive around and in the reservoir. During the journey, visitors will learn about the various flora and fauna that surround the reservoir and the delicate freshwater habitats.

The River Safari Cruise replaces the boat ride that was previously in operation at Singapore Zoo. This new cruise embarks on a new route that meanders along the outskirts of Singapore Zoo and Night Safari, giving visitors a chance to spot wildlife nestled on the edges of these parks such as giraffes and rhinos. Lucky visitors may catch a glimpse of elephants going on daily walks along the water’s edge and avid bird watchers can also observe an array of feathered creatures, from storks to herons, which may make a stopover by the banks or roost on the trees.

The latest boat attraction symbolises Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s commitment to creating immersive wildlife experiences by refreshing and rejuvenating exhibits and attractions across its four parks: Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, Singapore Zoo and the newly-opened River Safari. The cruise complements the River Safari experience and the park’s focus on increasing awareness on freshwater habitats.

The River Safari Cruise runs daily from 9.30am to 5.30pm and is available at a top-up fee of S$5 (adults) and S$3 (children between 3 to 12 years) in addition to River Safari admission. Tickets for the cruise can be purchased online* or at the park’s Boat Plaza – the gateway to the two boat attractions in the park.

Each cruise can accommodate up to 50 passengers and is wheelchair-accessible. Limited seats are available and boarding is on a first come first served basis.




River Safari Cruise Amazon River Quest
Duration 15 minutes 10 minutes
Boat experience Slow boat voyage along the scenic Upper Seletar Reservoir with views of clear blue skies and lush tropical rainforest. Journey down the winding Amazon River featuring land and arboreal animals such as red howler monkeys, jaguars and Brazilian tapirs. Gentle plunges and water splashes expected.
Operating hours 9.30am to 5.30pm 10am to 4.30pm
Vessel details / Special considerations Cruise with overhead shelter. No height requirement. Cruise is wheelchair-accessible Open-top boat ride. Due to safety reasons, passengers must meet minimum height requirement of 1.06m
Capacity 50 passengers 15 passengers
Price S$5 (adult), S$3 (children between 3 to 12 years), in addition to River Safari admission S$5 (adult), S$3 (children between 3 to 12 years), in addition to River Safari admission


*Tickets for River Safari Cruise can be purchased online at https://m.wrs.com.sg/ when bundled together with River Safari admission. River Safari admission is priced at S$25 (adult) and S$16 (children between 3 to 12 years).

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