With smaller crowds around, otters explore tourist hotspots of Merlion Park & Marina Bay

When the crowds are away, the otters will play.

Sumita Thiagarajan| March 18, 06:23 PM

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A cute Facebook video showing a family of otters climbing up the steps out of the Singapore River was posted today (Mar. 18) by a page called Omni Channel.

Perhaps due to recent Covid-19 measures, there wasn't a large crowd that would usually observe the otters, allowing them to wander around more freely.

Adult otters and their pups explore tourist hotspot Merlion Park

With no onlookers at the unusually empty Merlion Park, the seven otters were observed swimming up to the steps near Merlion Park and running around the trees there.

After a short visit, they returned to the water, as seen in the video.

Other videos capture otters hanging out in the downtown area

Omni Channel previously shared other videos with the otters seen in the city area, near Gardens By the Bay and Marina Bay.

In a video posted on Mar. 17, a group of otters are seen near the Marina Bay area.

The Mandarin Oriental Singapore hotel can be seen in the background as cars and buses pass by.

Screenshot via Omni Channel/Facebook

Here's the video of the otters hanging out at Marina Bay:

In another video post on Monday (Mar. 16), the otters are caught on camera at Gardens by the Bay, one of their usual hang-out spots:

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Top photos via Omni Channel/Facebook