The Singapore Zoo is the region's best zoo, showcasing Southeast Asia's large range of animal life. The Zoo was a major proponent of the "open zoo" concept, the idea of displaying animals in naturalistic exhibits with barriers that could not be easily seen from the spectator's side.
The Singapore Zoo is over 40 hectares large, with miles upon miles of trails exhibiting thousands of animals. Visitors are welcome to view - and participate - in feeding time. Zookeepers make a show out of feeding hours, as with the polar bears, who will go to some amusing lengths to get their hands on the fish being dangled before them by their keepers.
You can even have breakfast with some of these animals - the orangutans are always game for a photo session, as are the Zoo's cotton-top tamarins and snakes.