JURONG BIRD PARK LAUNCHES INAUGURAL NATIVE BIRDS’ DAY

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- Event aims to raise public awareness on the importance of native birds

Singapore, 14 Oct 2013 – In a tribute to native birds, Jurong Bird Park, Asia’s largest bird sanctuary, will celebrate the inaugural Native Birds’ Day on 23 and 24 November.

The event aims to raise awareness on the importance of native birds and how the public can help protect them through a host of engaging activities including an expert forum, a bird photography trail, a photography exhibition and activities for children designed to educate young minds on the importance of conservation, in a fun and engaging manner.

As a special offer to native bird lovers, a 50% discount off Jurong Bird Park’s adult admission tickets will be offered to members of the public who sign up for the expert forum on 23 November. After the forum, participants can still partake in various activities held in the Park.

The forum and activities are free, but normal admission rates of SGD20.00 (adult) and SGD13.00 (child 3 to 12 years) apply for entry into Jurong Bird Park, unless otherwise indicated.

Native Birds’ Day activities

    1. Native Birds’ Forum
    Listen in on this expert forum, helmed by Wildlife Reserves Singapore, NParks, Nature Society and a veteran photojournalist from a leading newspaper. This in-depth discussion takes participants through the status of native birds and the importance of these beautiful birds in our ecosystem. Speakers also share their passion and enthusiasm for birds through personal anecdotes. Be inspired, and find out how you can play your part for our native birds!

    Topics include the photography of birds in ‘Birds in Action,’ ‘Sunbird basics,’ ‘Birds of Sungei Buloh’ and ‘Conservation projects locally and regionally.’

    All forum participants will get 50% off Jurong Bird Park admission. Do sign up soon by emailing corpcoms.jbp@wrs.com.sg before 14 November with your name, email address, phone number and the number of tickets required, as places are limited. Each participant will be allowed to purchase up to 2 adult admission tickets at a 50% discount. Light refreshments will be provided.

    Dates: 23rd November only
    Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm (Registration at 10.00am)
    Venue: Lakeview Room, Jurong Bird Park

    2. Photography Trail
    Kick-start your morning with an enriching photography trail which will heighten your senses. Follow wildlife photographer David Tan on a fascinating journey as he shares a few tips and tricks. Hone your own techniques through this exclusive hands-on session on the intricate art of bird photography. Whether you are an avid bird photography enthusiast looking to add better images to your collection, or a beginner looking to take a simple photograph, this trail will have something for everyone.

    All participants have to bring their own DSLR or a compact camera as equipment will not be provided. Slots are limited to 20 per session, with a minimum age of 15. Do sign up soon by emailing corpcoms.jbp@wrs.com.sg with your name, email address, phone number and preferred session before 14 November, as places are limited.

    Dates: 23rd and 24th November
    Time: 9.00am, both days (Registration at 8.30am)
    Venue: Entrance, Jurong Bird Park

    3. Photography Exhibition
    Indulge in a visual feast as photographs of our favourite native birds are showcased in a special exhibit. Be mesmerised as picture-perfect moments, such as a bird in mid-flight, or a parent feeding its chick, are encapsulated within these frames. The exhibition will be a whole-day affair, so feel free to pop by any time during the course of your visit.

    Dates: 23rd and 24th November
    Time: 8.30am to 6.00pm
    Venue: Penguin Coast

    4. Education Awareness Booth
    Children will be gleefully occupied by the plethora of entertaining and enriching activities available for them. Colour a bird on a sheet of paper, or if you are game enough, your own face could be the canvas for our friendly face-painters. A few of our local bird specimens, such as a hornbill casque, will be on display as well. For anyone who wants to know more, our volunteers will be happy to answer your burning queries.

    Dates: 23rd and 24th November
    Time: 11.30am to 4.00pm
    Venue: Penguin Coast

    5. Show Segment
    In addition to the above, there will be a special 15 minutes show segment once a day. Be awestruck as you watch Otto, our yellow-naped Amazon, sing the entire line of “I left my heart in San Francisco”! Kids can even choose to mimic the bird in a mini mimicry contest, where the winner walks home with a token. For those who wish to come up close and personal, a short photography session with the bird will also be conducted. Be sure not to miss this fantastic opportunity to interact with Otto!

    Dates: 23rd and 24th November
    Time: 1.45pm – 2.00pm
    Venue: Penguin Coast

NIGHT SAFARI CELEBRATES 18 YEARS OF CONSERVATION AND INNOVATION

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MONTH-LONG PROMOTIONS IN MAY TO MARK 18-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

27 April 2012 – To mark its 18th anniversary on May 26, the world’s first Night Safari will be rolling out various exciting promotions for visitors to visit the wildlife park. From 1 to 31 May, visitors can enjoy discounts on admission, dining and retail experiences as they get close to over 2,500 animals.

Free Admission and Discounts for 18-year-olds

As part of its 18th year celebrations, the park will be extending a month-long free admission for visitors born in May 1994*. This applies to Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, and those holding employment passes and study permits. To qualify for free admission, visitors will need to present original identification cards at Night Safari’s ticketing booths.

In addition to free admission, those born in May 1994 can also bring their families and loved ones and purchase up to 5 admission tickets at 20% discount.

Admission into Night Safari includes a 40-minute tram ride – one of the park’s highlights – that will bring visitors through seven geographic regions from the Himalayan foothills to the jungles of Southeast Asia. Those keen for more adventure can explore the four interlinked walking trails for closer encounters with threatened and endangered species such as the pangolin, clouded leopard and slow loris. Visitors can also catch the Creatures of the Night Show which showcases the predatory and survival instincts of otters, binturongs and hyenas.

*Terms & Conditions:
1. Valid for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents, employment pass and study permit holders born in May 1994.
2. Produce original identification cards at Night Safari’s ticketing booths to enjoy offer.
3. Valid for park visit from 1 – 31 May 2012.
4. Each identification card entitles one free admission and 20% discount for a maximum of 5 admission tickets.
5. Free admission and 20% discounts are not valid with any other credit card or in-park promotions.

$18 Food Galore

A visitor’s experience at Night Safari is not limited to animals but extends to experiential dining at Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant, where they can soak in the rustic charm of the old kampong days, and indulge in the restaurant’s signature dish – Chili Crab – served in claypot for $18**.

Those looking for a quick bite before their safari adventure can also savour a variety of local tidbits for $1.80 at the snack kiosk located at Ben & Jerry’s scoop shop.

$18 Mini Chilli Crab Special served in Claypot

**Terms & Conditions:
1. Valid from 1 – 31 May 2012.
2. Valid only for dine-in only at Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant.
3. Not valid with other credit card or in-park promotions.
4. Admission tickets are not required for entry to Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant.

$18 Retail Surprises

For a perfect ending to the night, visitors can bring home a piece of the Night Safari experience with limited edition gifts that include t-shirts, mugs, caps and eco-friendly bags. These are available at $18.00 each *** at the park’s latest retail store at the new entrance that features a treasure trove of mementos to complete the Night Safari adventure.

$18 Retail Surprises

***Terms & Conditions:
1. Each item is available at $18.00, except for eco-friendly bags, where 2 bags are priced at $18.00.
2. Valid from 1 – 31 May 2012.
3. Not valid with other credit card or in-park promotions.
4. Admission tickets are not required for entry to retail store.

DISCOUNTS GALORE DURING AUGUST AT SINGAPORE’S WILDLIFE PARKS

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Singapore, 30 July 2011Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) is throwing open its doors and giving everyone great reasons to visit its parks this month. In conjunction with Singapore’s 46th birthday, its award winning parks, Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari and the Singapore Zoo, are offering a slew of special discounts.

Free Admission
August babies who are Singaporean and Permanent Residents are in for a special treat as they will enjoy complimentary visits across all three parks for the whole month of August. They can visit the parks as many times as they would like, as National Day calls for a massive celebration. Visitors simply need to present a photo identification card as proof of their birthday at the ticketing booth to redeem their free pass.

Recharge with $4.60 and $46 specials
Guests can also rest and recharge at WRS’ food and beverage outlets, which will be offering discounts such as Hawk Café’s chicken rice at Jurong Bird Park at $4.60, Pizzafari’s pizza at Singapore Zoo for $4.60, and Ulu Ulu Restaurant’s chili crab at $46. These promotions are valid for the whole month of August at Jurong Bird Park’s Hawk Cafe, Night Safari’s Ulu Ulu Restaurant and Singapore Zoo’s Pizzafari.

Shop for $4.60 mementos
After a day of fun at the parks, it’s time to bring home a memento from the parks’ retail shops. Shopaholics can bring home a bird plush keyring at $4.60 from Jurong Bird Park or an animal tail at $4.60 at Night Safari and Singapore Zoo. In the spirit of National Day, visitors can display their patriotism by donning a Singapore flag temporary tattoo for just $0.46. These tattoos are available for sale at all retail stores across three parks.

Free admission terms and conditions:

  • Valid till 31 Aug 2011
  • Valid for Singaporeans, PRs, & Employment Pass holders
  • Proof of identity is required
  • Not valid with other offers and online purchase
  • Does not include panorail/tram ride at Jurong Bird Park and Singapore Zoo.

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