Before visiting resident giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia at the Giant Panda Forest, stop by to look at the River Safari Singapore’s adorable red panda.

Its rust-coloured fur and fox-like face are just as winsome as the celebrity panda couple, making this exhibit very popular.

Explore the world's rivers

Panda mania aside, there are many more animals at Asia's first and only river-themed wildlife park, which is nestled between Singapore Zoo and Night Safari.

Singapore's newest wildlife park has over 6000 animals, including 40 threatened species, as well as the world's largest freshwater aquarium.

Meander through Rivers of the World, from the mighty Mississippi to the impressive Yangtze.

Marvel at mega-creatures such as the giant Chinese salamander, the world’s largest amphibian, and the endangered giant Mekong catfish, which can grow up to two metres long.

Up close and personal

Wander into Wild Amazonia and set sail on the Amazon River Quest, an easy 10-minute boat ride that lets you meet some of the amazing wildlife from the world’s largest tropical rainforest, such as the jaguar and maned wolf.

Step into the Squirrel Monkey Forest and say ‘hi’ to this tropical aviary’s free-ranging residents. Look out for their bounding leaps from the trees above you.

Then watch in awe as massive manatees swim serenely around their equally gargantuan aquarium at the Amazon Flooded Forest, a truly beautiful sight.

The River Safari Singapore is a must-see for the kids – and big kids too.