Haha when I said these words “Singapore Zoological Garden”, it will reveal my age too! Why? It’s already been renamed as “Singapore Zoo“. Since when? I don’t know. I remember it’s also locally known as “Mandai Zoo” too. The zoo was opened on 23 Jun 1973 and built at a cost of S$9m.
Is Zoo short for “zoological garden? Let’s guess… yes it is.
If you take a second look at the above photo again, the word ” Gardens” is in Plural, why?
Do you realize that the Zoo entrance decoration always change? Below shows the new name probably taken by someone in 2004;
When I was young, visit to the Zoo is usually thru school excursion. The entrance fees then was so much cheaper compared to now. Of course, there was only 1 zoo then and the Night Zoo (Night Safari) was still not opened yet.
And here is my Zoo fridge magnet souvenir in 1998 (25yrs of conservation);