A new aquatic safari park that is thought to be the first of its kind in Asia will open in Singapore in 2011.
The Singapore Tourism Board announced that River Safari, which is expected to attract some 750,000 visitors a year, will be based within the 89-hectare Singapore Zoo and Night Safari compound.
Visitors on Singapore tours will be able to enjoy a range of recreational water-based activities at the new attraction and also see the variety of wildlife that will be brought into the habitat.
The announcement of River Safari follows the recent completion of two other natural attractions in Singapore – the Southern Ridges walking network connecting four of the city-state’s parks and the Marina Barrage and Reservoir.
Divya Panickar of the Singapore Tourism Board said: "The River Safari, Marina Barrage and Southern Ridges developments join an already impressive list of nature attractions in Singapore.
"Apart from the enduringly popular Botanic Gardens, other ‘must-see’ natural habitats include the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari, to name a few."
The south-east Asian destination enjoyed a major boost in its appeal to tourists last year with the opening of the Singapore Flyer, the world’s largest observation wheel.
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