The Singapore Zoo offers an extraordinary experience where you can eat breakfast with orangutans. This “Jungle Breakfast” is served in the zoo’s open-air Ah Meng Restaurant at 9:00 am. The buffet includes a large variety of dishes to suit everyone’s tastes, and I appreciated the nod to Singapore’s multicultural influences.
Our hairy companions arrived at 9:30 am, literally swinging in on ropes. One by one, the whole family arrived and gathered on a platform in front of us. Several keepers were on hand to make sure the orangutans stayed put and that us humans didn’t venture too close.
It is incredible to watch baby orangutans play, attempting to scamper off the platform like human toddlers. The adults, meanwhile, were fully absorbed in the tasty fruit they were served. I absolutely loved watching these magnificent creatures, and our 30 minutes with them ended much too quickly.
The Singapore Zoo is one of the finest in the world. Its animals live in fantastic enclosures that mimic their natural habitat. Water buffalo graze alongside zebras, impala keep company with white rhinos, and mountain goats nimbly navigate rocky slopes high above troops of baboons. Monkeys swing through the trees and peacocks wander freely around the grounds.
There are big cats galore at the Singapore Zoo. There’s nothing quite like watching Africa’s top predators nap in the sun like contented house cats! It would be easy to spend an entire day here if it weren’t for Singapore’s oppressive heat.
Would you like to enjoy a Singapore Zoo breakfast with the orangutans experience? Check out the park’s website for the latest pricing information. Note that you will need to purchase separate tickets for the jungle breakfast and zoo entrance, which can get expensive quickly depending on how many are in your group.