Located within Mandai Wildlife Reserve, River Wonders (formerly River Safari) is home to one of the world’s largest collections of freshwater vertebrates, with over 11,000 animal specimens representing close to 260 species as well as 400 plant species. The park highlights the wonders of tropical freshwater ecosystems and the need to protect them.
Through immersive wildlife encounters and a relaxing experience, River Wonders hopes to inspire a sense of awe at the variety of freshwater life, restore visitors’ connections to the natural world and empower them to protect freshwater habitats and the wildlife dependent on them.
Visitors can learn about iconic river giants like the highly threatened Mekong giant catfish and giant freshwater stingray, giant arapaimas, green anaconda and Antillean manatees. The park is also home to giant pandas.
With a focus on sustainable operations, River Wonders is the first attraction in Singapore to be conferred with the Building and Construction Authority’s Green Mark Platinum Award in the park category.
River Wonders is managed by Mandai Wildlife Group and is accredited by two top international regional zoo associations—European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), and Zoo and Aquarium Association of Australasia (ZAA). It is also a member of the Southeast Asian Zoo and Aquarium Association (SEAZA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA).
Most of our river-themed wildlife park can be explored on foot. Guests will meander through the park on an exploratory river adventure of the Congo, Nile, Ganges, Mekong and Yangtze rivers, peering into our freshwater aquariums and luscious walk-through exhibits.
We will play a role in global conservation efforts through our captive breeding programmes. Through them, we hope that aquatic animals such as the manatee and giant river otter can have a fighting chance.
The park is also planning research initiatives, such as a tagging and tracking project for giant freshwater stingrays in Thailand that will contribute to the conservation of endangered animal species in their native habitat.
Soon enough, our visitors will experience an even more enthralling journey. Through a diverse offering of interactive in park activities such as enrichment programmes, interdisciplinary trails and workshops, these immersive experiences are set to engage senses and provide a unique, hands-on experience for students and teachers alike.
River Wonders was designed with the environment in mind, and is the first attraction in Singapore to receive the Building and Construction Authority’s (BCA) Green Mark Platinum Award in the Park category.
Awarded by TripAdvisor in 2022
Awarded by TripAdvisor in 2020
Awarded by TripAdvisor in 2018
Best PR-led Integrated Communications (2014)
Gold, “Pandamonium Hits Singapore” – River Safari
Singapore Experience Award (2014)
Marketing and Media Most Innovative Marketing Initiative The River is Calling - River Safari. Awarded by Singapore Tourism Board.
SIA-RIGEL Bathroom Design Awards (2013)
Awarded by Singapore Institute of Architects for River Safari
Singapore Experience Awards Award (2013)
Marketing and Media Most Innovative Marketing Initiative Pandamonium Hits Singapore – River Safari. Awarded by Singapore Tourism Board.
BCA Green Mark Awards (2012)
Platinum, River Safari. Awarded by Building and Construction Authority