New four park-in-one membership package promises greater savings for individuals and families;
Launch of trial bus service running from heartlands improves accessibility to wildlife parks in Mandai

SINGAPORE, 18 May 2016 – Wildlife enthusiasts can now spend unlimited time appreciating Mother Nature at all four Wildlife Reserves Singapore parks year round, with the introduction of a four-park-in-one membership that allows easy access to the popular attractions.

From as little as $119 to join WRS as a member, guests can visit all four attractions—Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, River Safari and Singapore Zoo—countless times throughout the year. Members also benefit from a slew of incentives, such as weekday tram rides, retail and F&B discounts, and savings on parking fees. As a bonus, members who are senior citizens enjoy unlimited tram rides to make it more convenient for them to explore the parks.

Single park memberships have also been significantly reduced. Memberships start from $39 for Friends of Bird Park or River Safari, and $79 for Friends of Night Safari or Singapore Zoo. Family memberships feature more flexibility, and can include two adults and up to five children between 3-12 years old.

membership price

Detailed information at http://members.wrs.com.sg/

Ms Sherri Lim, Chief Park Operations and Revenue Officer, Wildlife Reserves Singapore, said, “Singapore has some of the best wildlife parks in the region. We hope to encourage more guests to make repeat visits by providing annual memberships that offer good value for single- or multi-park visits. Aside from being an excellent way for friends and families to bond over the natural world, we hope such visits will serve to further inspire them to value and conserve biodiversity.”

Further to the new annual membership programme, members and the public alike will have more reason to visit the wildlife parks with the launch of a trial direct bus service from the heartlands to Mandai.

From 28 May to 25 September 2016, Heartland Express—a trial direct bus service to Mandai—will be offered every weekend and selected public holidays, from Tampines (via Bedok) and Sengkang to Mandai. The decision was made in response to requests from the public to offer direct services from locations less well served by public transport.

heartland bus table
Table 1: Travel time and cost from North-East and East Singapore to Mandai wildlife parks Source for public buses and taxi information: Vertix Survey on Transportation Behaviour

The new Heartland Express bus service offers a vast reduction in travel time, with each trip lasting between 20 to 50 minutes. Operating from Tampines (via Bedok) and Sengkang, Heartland Express provides three trips each weekend and selected public holidays at 9am, 10am and 11am to the Wildlife Reserves Singapore parks located in Mandai. There will also be three trips back to the heartlands at 3pm/3.10pm, 4pm/4.10pm and 5pm/5.10pm. Each trip is fixed at $3, with children under 7 years travelling for free.

The Heartland Express bus service operated by Bus-Plus Services will undergo a four-month trial period, ending on 25 September, before a review is conducted to determine long term feasibility of the service. To ensure guests are guaranteed seats, tickets need to be pre-booked online, from 26 May onwards. Further details are available at zoo.com.sg/heartlandexpress

“Transport is a key consideration for our guests as they plan their day out to Mandai. We hope to improve this touchpoint with Heartland Express to enhance guest experience, and provide a fast, convenient, and smooth commute for people coming to Mandai, especially River Safari and Singapore Zoo, from the heartlands,” continued Ms Lim.

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