Breakfast with Orangutans at the Singapore Zoo

Breakfast with Orangutans at singapore zoo

Breakfast with Orangutans 

We board a tour bus in Chinatown for the Singapore Zoo and Breakfast with Orangutans excursion lead by Tour East – Singapore. The Jungle Buffet Breakfast with orangutans can also be purchased at the zoo, but we recommend booking in advance because this encounter sells out quickly. Us at Singapore Zoo with Orangutans

After arriving at the zoo, we are seated at a table in an open air pavilion and free to visit the extensive breakfast buffet an unlimited number of times. There are tables of dumplings, sausages, eggs, fresh fruit, french toast, coffee and juices, potatoes, pancakes, and much more. The orangutans are just outside the pavilion on a wooden platform. As diners eat their way through the buffet, a zoo employee educates us about the orangutans followed by an engaging Q&A session.

Orangutan family at the zoo

Touching or interacting with the orangutans is prohibited, but some posing for photos are brushed with leaves as the primate family plays in the background. Zoo employees take photos that will be for sale later in a Singapore Zoo picture frame, and, at no charge, on personal cameras and cell phones. There is no limit to the number of times guests can join the photo line within the 60 minute time frame. 

Orangutan at the Singapore zoo

Orangutans at the Singapore zoo

Breakfast with the Orangutans

Orangutan Kiss singapore Zoo

Orangutans Eating Bananas at the Zoo

Large Orangutan in the Singapore Zoo

Singapore Zoo

After the opportunity for photos ends, we are free to stay at the buffet pavilion and observe the orangutans or explore the zoo. Singapore Zoo is home to nearly 3,000 animals. In about 2 hours, we visit the exhibits scattered throughout the 26 hectares. 

The Singapore Zoo Entrance

White Tiger in Singapore Zoo

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Mitch found a feathered friend on our walk through the zoo.

Crocodile in Singapore Zoo.png

Giraffe at singapore zoo

During scheduled feeding times, food is available for purchase to experience an up close encounter with giraffes, white rhinoceros, elephants, goats, and giant tortoises. Standing in the feeding area, a giraffe slowly walks over, lowers it’s head, and pauses just long enough for me to feel its soft nose. Disappointed I don’t have food, it stomps its foot and walks away. Although brief, it was a close and long enough encounter to leave me with warm fuzzies.

Lemur and Deer at Singapore Zoo

Rhinos in the Singapore Zoo

Zebra and Ostrich in Singapore

Caught in the rain, not for the first time and unfortunately not the last, we huddle under a tree near the glass wall of the hippopotamus exhibit. While other animals find shelter, the hippos play as rain pelts the water.

Traveling Gingerbread Note: We recommend carrying an umbrella or rain jacket if visiting Singapore in September. We were caught in the rain multiple times. 

Cheetah at Singapore Zoo

Reptiles at Singapore Zoo

Animal Steamed Buns at Singapore Zoo
The gift shop near the entrance to the zoo has adorable steamed buns for purchase. One of these cute little buns is filled with chicken noodle soup!

After our time at the zoo ends, we have the option to extend our stay and find our own return transportation. Ready to explore more of Singapore, we board the bus to Marina Bay. Next Stop: the world’s highest urban microbrewery, LeVel 33


September 2018

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Author: The Traveling Gingerbread

My fiancé, Mitch, and I have been traveling together over four years. Living and working full-time in Pittsburgh, PA, we travel as much as our vacation days and finances allow. We cram each adventure with activities, tours, and experiences to maximize our time. Any time we travel, we try to visit to a local brewery and can't walk by an Irish pub without stopping in for a pint of Guinness. 
 In Tokyo, we laughed every time we saw someone talking on their large, animated phone case. We had to buy one. Having an obsolete IPhone 5, the selection was limited. We purchased a gingerbread off a neglected rack in Shinjuku, Tokyo and The Traveling Gingerbread was born. You can purchase your own adorable gingerbread friend here! The Traveling Gingerbread is an entertaining account of our travels, fun facts, and tips we learned along the way.

7 thoughts

  1. The Singapore Zoo is a must see when visiting Singapore, especially for the orangutans. It was well worth the money for a delicious breakfast & having access to the zoo for a few hours.
    Gingerbread you find such amazing excursions!!!

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