It beat the likes of the Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Thailand, which was second, and the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens in India, which was third.
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Tripadvisor announced the awards for Zoos and Aquariums around the globe on Monday. In total, 275 winners were identified, including the top 25 in the world and dedicated lists for Asia, Canada, Europe, India, South America, South Pacific, the UK and the US.
Singapore Zoo placed fifth in the World for Zoos, while S.E.A. Aquarium ranked seventh in Asia for Aquariums.
Here is the press release from TripAdvisor:
"For those wanting to see the world's most wondrous creatures, TripAdvisor has named the Travellers' Choice Zoos and Aquariums, as chosen by the community of millions," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. "Travellers can enjoy a fun and educational experience at any of these popular award-winning attractions around the globe."
Travellers' Choice awards honour top travel spots worldwide based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travellers. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for zoos and aquariums worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.
Singapore Zoo places fifth in the World for Zoos; S.E.A. Aquarium ranked seventh in Asia for Aquariums.
The Singapore Zoological Gardens was ranked fifth zoo in the world and first in Asia. Resorts World Sentosa's S.E.A. Aquarium also made it to the list of winning aquariums, placing seventh in Asia.
Mr Lee Meng Tat, CEO of Wildlife Reserves Singapore, said, "We are pleased to be recognised as one of the best zoos in the world by TripAdvisor travellers. We hope that with this accolade, we are able to reach out to a greater audience in our mission to educate the public to better appreciate, protect and together secure the future for our most valued assets - wildlife."
Japan home to the most winning Zoos and Aquariums in Asia
The Land of the Rising Sun shines with the most number of winning zoos and aquariums in the region - ten of its zoos and seventeen of its aquariums are featured in the top 25 Asia lists. Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan in Osaka was rated the top aquarium in Asia while Asahiyama Zoo in Hokkaido came in 7th in Asia.