Sentosa Butterfly Park And Insect Kingdom

April 08, 2013 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Sentosa Butterfly Park And Insect Kingdom
51 Cable Car Road
Imbiah Lookout
Sentosa


http://www.sentosa.com.sg/


Opening Hours:
Daily 9.30am - 7pm


Admission Fees (In SGD $):
Adult: $16
Child: $10


Estimated Visiting Duration:
1 - 2 Hours


List Of Star Attractions (Must See):
Butterfly Aviary
Insect Kingdom Museum
Firefly Enclosure


List Of Main Attractions (Good To See):
Wild Life Exhibit
Bird And Animal Aviary


List Of Other Attractions (For A Complete Experience):
Butterfly Park And Insect Kingdom Signage
Butterfly Park And Insect Kingdom Statues
Pupa House



Nice, But More Suitable For Specific Interests


(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 6
Visited: Apr-2013


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Butterfly Park And Insect Kingdom in Imbiah Lookout on Sentosa is a conservatory and museum, housing over 15,000 live butterflies from over 50 species, and over 3,000 species of insects, including rare and exotic varieties. However, a large portion of the butterflies and insects within the Butterfly Park And Insect Kingdom are actually mounted in boards and display cases. This method of displaying exhibits, while a fairly standard practice, isn't very appealing to the average, casual visitor.

The most interesting attraction at the Butterfly Park And Insect Kingdom is the very first enclosure, the Butterfly Aviary. This is where visitors can view and interact with the butterflies at close range, and there are about 10 or so different, brightly coloured species here. The little treehouse here is quaint. Oddly, there is also a Toucan enclosure here, which seems a bit out of place. Also located here is the Pupa House, with live specimens.

The Insect Kingdom Museum contains most of the board mounted displays, but the first area houses the live specimens, including the 160 mm Hercules Beetle, scorpions and tarantulas. This area is designed as a cave, though I'm unsure if the damp conditions and dripping water from the fake stalactites on the ceiling is meant to be part of the experience, or simply a malfunction. The Butterfly Park And Insect Kingdom also houses several species of birds and reptiles, and while they serve as interesting attractions, I'm unsure how they fit with the overall theme of the place.

The board mounted displays in the Butterfly Park And Insect Kingdom are clearly labelled and informative, but lack the interactive appeal. It does serve the purpose of introducing visitors to the variety of butterflies and insects in various regions of the world. Unfortunately, the much lauded Firefly Enclosure was unavailable during my visit.

If you're planning a visit to the Butterfly Park And Insect Kingdom, do note that admission fees cost SGD $16, and allocate between 1 to 2 hours for viewing. Personally, I feel that it's not worthwhile visiting the Butterfly Park And Insect Kingdom for the average / casual tourist, and may be more suitable for those with a specific interest in butterflies, insects or nature.


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