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Where to find life-sized dinosaurs in Singapore

Live your Jurassic Park dreams and have a roaring good time at these dinosaur attractions

Cam Khalid
Cheryl Sekkappan
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Cam Khalid
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Cheryl Sekkappan
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So you can tell the apatosaurus from the brontosaurus, and back the scientific theory that almost all dinosaurs were covered in feathers. Dino-enthusiasts, we see you. With the hype around Changi Jurassic Mile, it seems that the childhood fixation with dinosaurs hasn’t completely vanished in us adults. Whether you're a massive fan of the blockbuster film franchise Jurassic Park/Jurassic World, or the award-winning TV series Walking With Dinosaurs, these dinosaur attractions will delight dinosaur lovers of all ages, young and old.

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The best dinosaur-themed attractions in Singapore

  • Things to do
  • Changi 

From December 1 to January 31 next year, Changi Jurassic Mile will come aglow in hues of purple, green and blue! Located along the Changi Airport Connector, it is the city’s largest permanent outdoor display of life-sized dinosaurs. Changi Jurassic Mile is home to over 20 different prehistoric, colossal creatures including the tyrannosaurus rex, velociraptors, and parasaurolophus – the tallest standing at about 5-metres high. While you explore the grounds, look out for the baby dinos hatching from their massive eggs, and try to spot all nine species along the one-kilometre cycling and jogging path. 

  • Things to do
  • Yishun

The new permanent exhibition at SAFRA Yishun is where all your Jurassic dreams come true. Dinoland @ SAFRA Yishun comprises an indoor live forest – and yes, it's inhabited by dinosaurs. Or at least, very realistic imitations of dinosaurs. A visit to Dinoland means that you'll be taking part in a 1.5 hour guided trek through the indoor jungle, where you'll come up close with life-sized triceratops, brontosaurus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and pterodactyls. Besides learning about dinosaur facts and characteristics along the route, you can also take part in fun activities like fossil digging and river crossings. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Food court
  • Marina Bay

Eat with dinosaurs at Singapore's first dinosaur-themed food hall. Grab a seat amongst 18 formidable dinosaurs where three are life-size and highlight hyperrealistic animatronic features. Watch as they come alive with free, multi-sensory daily programmes running every hour from 12pm to 8pm. You can watch this while you dine on a star-studded lineup of well-loved Asian favourites by seven culinary brands – four of which are Michelin-affiliated. They are Hawker Chan, Tsuta, Bismillah Biryani, Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang, TookLae Dee, Mama by Putien Group, and JN Cafe. 

  • Museums
  • Natural history
  • Kent Ridge

For budding paleontologists and curious creatures, this natural history museum houses three diplodocid sauropod fossils which were discovered between 2007 and 2010 in a quarry in a small town of Ten Sleep in the USA. These dinosaurs were known to be among the largest and heaviest beings to roam the earth. With more than 80 percent – of which two of the skeletons come complete with skulls – the impressive display of sauropod dinosaurs is one of the rarest in the world.

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  • Things to do
  • Sentosa

The perfect getaway for adrenaline junkies, USS prides itself on having the world’s tallest dueling roller coasters, and a soaking white water rafting that ends in a hair-raising drop. The latter ride is none other than the Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure where you explore the Lost World on circular rafts. Expect a white water raft system with state-of-the-art prehistoric animatronics, and a roaring – and most definitely splashing – good time. Other dinosaur-themed rides include Canopy Flyer for a pterodactyl’s eye view of Jurassic Park, and Dino-Saurin’ where kids can pilot their own pteranodon.

  • Things to do
  • Woodlands

Let the kids run riot among dinosaur sculptures at Fu Shan Garden. Unlike the Changi Jurassic Mile, this mini Jurassic Park in Woodlands allows you to play on rides and slides disguised as dinosaurs such as the dimetrodon, sauropod, pteranodon, triceratops and of course, the mighty tyrannosaurus rex. These prehistoric creatures are accompanied by signs with bite-sized facts about them, and are also recently joined by new, more colourful neighbours including a stegosaurus and triceratops with hollow bellies that make great hiding spots.

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Kim Keat Avenue
Photograph: Tan Yong Lin/Flickr

Kim Keat Avenue

Another heartland Jurassic Park can be found at Kim Keat Avenue. Not as extensive as Fu Shan Garden, this one features a gigantic, three-metre-tall tyrannosaurus rex surrounded by white eggs, and a baby t-rex nearby. From the looks of its fierce face, we reckon no other dinosaurs are keen to join it. However, there is a green platform in the shape of a stegosaurus where kids can hide. Still, it’s a sight to see, especially in a HDB estate.

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