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Singapore Zoo No 1 in Asia: TripAdvisor

The Singapore Zoo has been ranked first in Asia in a top 10 list by TripAdvisor in its Travellers’ Choice Awards.

It beat the likes of the Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Thailand, which was second, and the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens in India, which was third.

Overall in the world, the Singapore Zoo ranked fifth, TripAdvisor said in a statement.

The S.E.A. Aquarium in Sentosa also clinched seventh place in Asia in the aquariums category.

In total, 275 winners were identified, including the top 25 in the world and dedicated lists for Asia, Canada, Europe, India, South America, South Pacific, the UK and the US.

Mr Lee Meng Tat, CEO of Wildlife Reserves Singapore, said, “We are pleased to be recognised as one of the best zoos in the world by TripAdvisor travellers. We hope that with this accolade, we are able to reach out to a greater audience in our mission to educate the public to better appreciate, protect and together secure the future for our most valued assets – wildlife.”

Japan tops

Japan has the most number of winning zoos and aquariums in the region.

Ten of its zoos and 17 of its aquariums are featured in the top 25 Asia lists.

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan in Osaka was rated the top aquarium.