Zoo didn't address high prices, long queues
Tue, May 27, 2008
The Straits Times
I AM appalled by the reply on Sunday by Wildlife Reserves Singapore ('Buy value packages to save money at zoo, Night Safari') to Mr Kamar Lim's letter on Friday regarding his experience in the zoo and Night Safari ('Zoo, Night Safari, lower your charges').

First, the zoo and Night Safari authority should have addressed the issue of high prices and long waiting times suffered by Mr Lim and his tourist friends and not skirt the issue by promoting activities and packages offered by Wildlife Reserves.

Second, such a self-promotional reply does not help improve the image of the zoo or Night Safari among Singaporeans and permanent residents.

As a Singaporean, I am proud of our wildlife reserves, and the constant rejuvenation of the zoo to draw tourist crowds is commendable.

However, the pricing of food and drinks in the zoo is exorbitant and Ulu Ulu is no cheaper. A one-day outing to the zoo and Night Safari on the Hopper package by a family of four could easily cost more than $100.

The school holidays began on Saturday. It may be cheaper to visit Sentosa instead as Palawan beach is fantastic and, most importantly, there is a foodcourt near the beach with affordable food and beverage.

Admission to Sentosa by monorail is an affordable $3 per person.

Ng Shien (Mrs)


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