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Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom

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Located in Singapore's Sentosa Island, surrounded with lush tropical greenery, Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom showcases the stunning beauties of a different variety of beautiful butterflies and interesting insects. A must - see outdoor experience for children, tourists and nature lovers alike, Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom has wowed visitors from all over the world. With the scents, sights and sounds of an authentic tropical rainforest, it's a multi - sensory, interactive experience that's guaranteed to engage you from start to finish. The is located at Sentosa. There are two main ways to get there: 1. Board Sentosa Express from Vivo City Lobby L, Level 3 and alight at Imbiah Station. 2. Board Blue or Red Line bus and alight at Imbiah Lookout.

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Weekday Opening Hours:
9am - 6.30pm
Entrance Fees:
S$16 / Adult
S$10 / Child (3 - 12 years old)
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Price Range
$10-$20


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Flutter by the butterflies

In and out in very short time. That was my reaction. I have been to others which are better, including the butterfly park in Penang which, whilst a little smaller, is delightful.

Perhaps I went there on a day when the butterflies simply fluttered by, or were resting. Whatever the reason, I was less than overwhelmed. I know butterflies and moths and insects and pupae are perhaps not as exciting as a massive tank filled with dolphins and sharks and wondrous sea creatures gliding last as if on the wings of butterflies, bit I did expect a lot more.

Or perhaps it was the heat? But how can lah? To me it was a shame that the most number of butterflies and etc etc I saw were pinned onto display boards, or encased in souvenir display cases.

Worth it? Sorry.


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An unexpected discovery

When one is at Sentosa, the Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom is not necessarily what comes to mind at first glance. In fact, I had only chanced upon this place whilst purchasing the Sentosa half-day PLAY pass!

Somewhat cautious before entering the metal enclosure of butterflies, insects and what-not, I was feeling pretty blah about the entire thing. However, the moment I stepped into the land of flowers and foliage, I was enthralled by the beautiful butterflies fluttering around. The atmosphere of the place was quaint and peaceful, and not only did the park house insects, it was also home to colorful parrots and parakeets, not to mention a pretty menacing looking monitor lizard as well!

The Insect Kingdom was riveting, with tarantulas and centipedes on display. What completely captivated me though was seeing the mould of the most beautiful, iridescent butterfly in the world!

I would highly recommend this place for insect, animal and nature lovers. But I would also recommend this park to those who would choose to bypass this unassuming attraction. It is truly a jewel in the rough.

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Butterflies
Location:
Sentosa
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Nice, But More Suitable For Specific Interests

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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16
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No
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Something different!

I came here when I was young and it was a fascinating experience. It was the first time I saw a pupa up close, or ever had butterflies landing all around me; it showed me how beautiful nature can be.

It is extremely hard to learn about or see any insects in urban Singapore, and it was my first time seeing and learning about so many of them. There are even hundreds of them pinned up and named for your viewing pleasure.

I used to think that it must be very painful and inhuman for these insects to be stuck to the wall but now that I’ve gotten over my scruples, I've come to realise that it helps to showcase the beauty and usefulness of insects to us urbanites!

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(Updated: December 14, 2012)

You can't see them

When i went to the butterfly park, I expected to see butterflies. I did not expect to see icky caterpillars crawling around and cocoons and poop. Sue me, since metamorphosis takes place and caterpillars are ultimately butterflies but I expected to see more life and more colour in the enclosure. The walk around the enclosure left me much desiring a good bath and to burn my clothes. as a lover of wildlife and nature, I am surprised at myself at how unpleasant I found the trip in the enclosure.

The rare sights of a butterfly are not enough to balance the horrible experience. Despite the true beauty of nature, I could not find the heart to enjoy the experience.

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Creepy crawlies

This place....is not for those who are not fond of insects, not even a little bit.

Prior to my visit to this insects park, I imagined myself appreciating coloured and beautiful butterflies, as if the feminine female lead in some Korean show. It turned out that the whole experience there was not pleasant for me.

I get creeped out by insects easily - even the sight of them makes my legs feel the urge to run away from the insects. Bugs, beetles and so many other insects unknown to me showed up in front of me in the park. I could not help but frantically waving my hands to chase the buzzing insects away from me.

I should emphasise again that if you are not a lover of insects or anything tiny creature that flies around you and makes you itch, try to avoid visiting this place.

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Beautiful..a pity it's too damned small!

I was lucky to have a corporate membership card that allowed me free entry into this park. The place was teeming with butterflies and they practically were everywhere. They were fearless too. More than ten butterflies landed on my body, perching themselves on my hair, arms and torso. One even dared to perch on my nose. Not for the squeamish as you could feel their feet scratching against your skin. I suppose you have to practice a decent level of self control to prevent the reflex action of swiping them away or worse to smack at them like mozzies.

It was truly an experience to have all those butterflies of various sizes, some no bigger than a 20 cent coin to some truly gigantic (for a butterfly) specimens. Kids learning the reproductive cycle of insects would have a great time observing the butterflies at the various stages of their lifecycle. You'll find caterpillars on leaves and pupas hanging off branches and a special wall constructed just to display the cocoons. If you are lucky, you just might find one trying to break out of its cocoon.

Wish the place was bigger, though I wish that it had been free for anyone to enter. It's such a pity to put a price on natural beauty.

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A good mix of interaction and sights!

Unlike the other attractions in Sentosa, this place is very unique. When i planned a trip to Sentosa, the Butterfly Park was not what came to mind. I only came across it when my friends and i were looking for a place to have our lunch. Its entrance was captivating enough for us to decide to forget our quest on finding food and go inside.

Inside the butterfly park, there was a lot of vegetation but a clear path for us to follow. As we were walking, an interesting array of different types of butterflies were flying all around us. One butterfly was especially beautiful. Its wings were white in color and had beautiful prints on it. It landed onto my shoulder and then more started to land on me as i stood still. Soon, about 5 of them were resting on me!

Overall, I'd recommend this to anybody who'd like to experience tranquility. Great for the family or a date even!

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Captivating place

When I was young, I loved visiting Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom because visitors get a chance to get up close to the butterflies. In an urbanized city, butterflies are rare and one would be considered lucky to be able to see one.

The entrance fee is quite costly, but one step into the enclosure of the butterflies will make your money worthwhile. Imagine a place where butterflies are everywhere, and the scent of flowers makes the whole experience magical, as though in a dream. Some rare insect species are also preserved and available for viewing pleasure.

However, here comes the biggest disappointing factor. To be honest, the enclosure is pretty small, and after a short walk, that's the end. For visitors who don't really like insects and nature, this visit would have wasted your money. But overall, it's still a good learning experience, especially for younger kids.

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Average Spent Per Person:
20
Best part:
Butterflies
Location:
Sentosa
Recommend to a friend:
Yes
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It's a good learning trip for me!

I went there with my class once, and man i was so amazed and delighted at the same time! I couldn't believe the massive variety of insects that exist in this world, it's definitely an insect kingdom! With just an admission fee of $16 for adult and $10 for children you could have an insight into the natural world and see something you have never seen before, i love my school for organising this trip just for us, it's truely a Must Go for both locals and tourists!

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Average Spent Per Person:
15
Best part:
The variety of insect species
Location:
Sentosa
Recommend to a friend:
Yes
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(Updated: November 20, 2012)

The beautiful butterfly park

The declining rate of wild butterflies in cities are caused by pollution and many other circumstances. Nowadays, with climate change and increased human population, butterflies are rarely seen.

When my dad suggested that we should visit there during the weekend, I was up for it.

There are more than 50 species of butterflies and 3000 rare insects. No surprise that the park is one of the largest and most captivating and world-class collections.

Parents with little kiddies should bring them here. Bringing them to such parks will enable them to understand about mother nature, and ultimately, they will learn to appreciate life and to take care of our environment in the near future. They get to interact with different kinds of insects and plants. Of course, adults can learn something as well. Fun fact: Butterflies can see red, green and yellow!

The staff were interactive and engaging, which makes the park an ideal place for families. Butterflies, flowers and fresh air, the experience is both refreshing and fun.

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Good Place For Kids!

I have never visited this place before till my family and i went. It was part of the Sentosa Day Play Pass which is a full day pass and it consists of 16 attractions in Sentosa. Therefore, Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdown was one of it. I really love the place and i am a die hard fan for nature, means i really really love being a place full of natures. There were many different types of plants and the different butterflies flying around and some were just resting on the plants. You could even take some photographs of exotic plants and butterflies, something that one will never miss while visiting this interesting kingdom. There is an indoor section where you can witness a stick insect, the one which looks like a branch. I had a funny experience there. I was focusing on a particular plant to take a photo on and suddenly it shocked me to see a stick moving abruptly. I stepped back and asked my sister what was that. She laughed at me and said, "That is a stick insect!" Honestly, i have seen this one in my life before! The kids were laughing at me and the laughter goes on. Indeed, a good place for family bonding!

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