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Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife - Singapore Zoo is the only place in the world you can have breakfast with a family of Orangutans, check it out! - Bumble Bee Mum

A few months back, a bunch of us mom bloggers had a CRAAAZZZYYYY idea.  We decided to have a play date at Singapore Zoo!

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From left to right: Moms from Estella.sg, A Happy Mum, A Million Little Echoes and So.Natty.Sg

Just us and our kids.

Without the husbands.

Early in the morning.

For buffet breakfast.

With monkeys.

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Like are we crazy or what?? We could have just brought our kids to the coffeeshop downstairs for breakfast and we would still be having breakfast with monkeys.

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If you haven’t figured out what I’m talking about, I’m talking about Singapore Zoo‘s extremely popular dining with animals experience, Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife.

According to Singapore Zoo’s website, this is the ONLY place in the world where you can have breakfast with a family of Orangutans!

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Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife takes place at Ah Meng Restaurant within Singapore Zoo from 9am to 10.30am everyday.  However, the orangutans only appear from 9.30am to 10am.  So it is recommended that you enter the zoo at 8.30am and start walking to the restaurant, reaching the restaurant punctually at 9am.  This will allow you some time to enjoy the buffet spread and fill your tummies (at least partially) before the orangutans appear.

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Anyway that was the plan we had.  We arrived punctually at Guest Relations at 8.30am, but they had difficulty locating our media passes.  We eventually only received our passes at like 9+.  And you know how difficult it was to get a huge bunch of kids to walk quickly through a zoo without stopping? They were like stopping here and there to check out the animals en-route from the entrance to Ah Meng Restaurant.  And I, like a tour guide, kept checking my phone to see how much time to 9.30am we had left and kept waving to the kids like, “Children! Move along! Hurry up! We’re going to miss the orangutans. MOVE!!! STOP LOOKING AT THE OTTERS! WE CAN COME BACK AGAIN LATER!!”

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We arrived shortly after 9.30am, and the orangutans had already made their way to the designated photo-taking area.  We quickly joined the queue to take photos with them.  We took photos of individual families.

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Followed by a group photo!

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After the photo-taking, it was back to our table to dine.  With the orangutans playing by our side!  I’m referring to those at the branches, not those seated at the table.

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And at 10am, the orangutans left the restaurant and went back to where they usually hung out (LITERALLY) at the zoo.

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Food-wise, the spread was pretty international, catering to the mix of tourists visiting Singapore Zoo.  There was a good variety of local dishes like roti prata and continental dishes like eggs, hashbrown and sausages.

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I didn’t expect the food to WOW me taste-wise.  It didn’t.  I can get better roti prata and fried bee hoon at the coffeeshop downstairs.  But that didn’t matter.  We were here for the experience of dining with orangutans.  The kids had a lot of run sitting together at their end of the table near the orangutans while their moms stuffed an endless supply of food in front of them.

But just like visiting Pokemon Cafe, it was something I would only do ONCE in my lifetime.  While the kids are still young.  I don’t regret doing it, but nope, I’m not doing this again.

[disclaim]Disclosure:  We received Media Passes for admission to Singapore Zoo from a totally unrelated campaign.  We paid for the Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife.  #NotSponsored[/disclaim]

Tips for visiting Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife

  • Arrive at the zoo early as you need to walk to Ah Meng Restaurant.  The zoo opens at 8.30am and I recommend you enter the zoo at that time if you are planning to catch the Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife.
  • Make reservations in advance via the online booking site if you know exactly which day you are visiting.
  • Request for a table near the animals when making a reservation.  We did not get the table next to the orangutans by chance.  We wrote under ‘remarks’ that we would like a table near the orangutans.

Pricing for Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife:

  • $35 per adult
  • $25 per child aged 6 to 12 years old
  • Children under 6 years old dine free based on ratio of 1 Adult : 1 Child

The above price EXCLUDES admission to Singapore Zoo.  An admission ticket to Singapore Zoo is also required for Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife.   Admission fee to Singapore Zoo is as follows:

  • $33 per adult
  • $22 per child (age 3 to 12)
  • Children under 3 years old enter free

Information on Singapore Zoo:

Address: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826

Getting There: 

  • Bus 138 from Ang Mo Kio MRT (NS16)
  • Bus 927 from Choa Chu Kang MRT (NS4)
  • Bus 926 from Marsiling MRT (NS8) or Woodlands MRT (NS9) – on Sundays and Public Holidays only

Map: Click here for Google Map location

Opening Hours: 8.30am to 6pm Daily

Note that Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife is from 9am to 10.30am daily, with orangutan appearance from 9.30am to 10am only.

Contact Number: (65) 6269 3411

Official Websites: Homepage | Facebook Page | Instagram | Twitter

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Supposed to be a stay-home mom, but hates staying home. Definition of parenting is bringing the boys out for 'experiential learning' in Singapore, Japan and wherever else in the world her husband can afford to pay for.

32Comments

  1. mmlittlee says:

    Nice to relive that morning’s breakfast again. Lovely day! Now where are my photos. Must go find. Hahaha

    • bumblebeemum says:

      I can’t believe it took me so blog about this. Recently we were discussing whether to sign up for the annual pass for the parks when I recalled I haven’t blogged about our jungle breakfast! Quickly dig out to do.. Lol…

  2. Madeline says:

    So true so true about already dining with monkeys, no need go zoo to do that!! Hahaha

  3. OMG this seems like sooooo much fun! I agree, once in a lifetime experience. I’m going to share this on my FB page (NEFAMILYFUN) later this week as it’s a fab read 😀

  4. Wow my children would love to eat with Orangutans! I wish they did something like this at our local zoo #MondayEscapes

  5. Now that’s what I call a fun breakfast! How exciting was that for the kids?
    #citytripping

  6. Firstly, how lovely all you bloggers got together. LOVE. Breakfast at Singalore zoo looks like a fun experience – and the kids clearly liked it. I would say it seems a bit on the pricey side for half an hour of orang-utan action. Do you think? It’s a shame they can’t give you a discount for the rest of the zoo if you book the breakfast.

    • bumblebeemum says:

      Yes, it was definitely pricey! But things in Singapore tend to be pricey.. >_<... I guess it's like how we would fork out a bomb for character breakfast at Disneyland Hotel even after paying a bomb for a room at the hotel? The kind of things we would go once in our lifetime, just for the experience.

  7. MummyTravels says:

    This sounds like so much fun – I would love to have breakfast with orangutans! I can imagine it’s a one-off experience though. I remember going on the night safari at the zoo years ago, they really seem to have some great ideas here. Thanks for joining up with #citytripping

  8. This looks amazing! Forget bringing the kids I would happily do this just on my own! hahahah what a brilliant experience for them though bet they won’t forget that Breakfast in a while but yes quite pricey when you factor in the zoo admission too. still awesome though :-) #citytripping

    • bumblebeemum says:

      There were definitely adult groups at the breakfast too! So I guess it’s not just a kids thing.. It is very pricey if you add up the cost of the breakfast and zoo admission, but at least it’ll be a unique zoo experience!

  9. This looks amazing – breakfast with orangutangs, how cool! Looks like you all had a blast, though I can see how it would be just a one-time thing. I find there are many one-time events with parenting, but we have to do them! #citytripping

  10. Wow, this is so unique! What a fun experience, and your children are just the cutest :)

  11. Yep, that seems totally crazy 😀 But I bet it was an unforgettable experience for the kids :)

    • bumblebeemum says:

      Not so sure about the kids. Not all kids can remember things from their childhood.. I think my older boy would remember but the younger one may not. But oh well, at least I will definitely remember!

  12. Ruth says:

    This has to be one of the best experiences ever! I would love to do something like this. Did any of the orangutans get interested in you or the kids?

  13. This is such a cool experience and so unique! Looks like you and your kids had so much fun! 😀

  14. Vlad says:

    What an amazing experience! I can understand why you weren’t too bothered by the food not being perfect, you were definitely there mainly for the orangutans 😉 #citytripping

  15. Ha ha – you are brave but it does look like so much fun! Thanks for linking up with #MondayEscapes

  16. Mandy says:

    I was about to comment that breakfast was expensive until you mentioned it came with a zoo pass. Phew! :)

    Looks like the kids had a blast! I know that had to be a fun experience! I wish I could eat with orangutans! Great idea to go in a group. The kids had more friends to share the experience with and there were more adults to keep an eye on the kids. Win-win! :)

    • bumblebeemum says:

      No, it didn’t come with the zoo pass. We got our zoo pass as part of an unrelated blogger engagement. But usually guests would need to pay zoo admission on top of the price for the breakfast. So yeah, it is quite expensive when you add up the price of the breakfast and zoo admission.

      And yes, it was definitely a good idea to go in a group! So much more fun than if it was just me and the boys.

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