FURRY AND FEATHERED FRIENDS FROM WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE WISH EVERYONE A YEAR OF HAPPINESS AND PROSPERITY

Jurong Bird Park, Singapore Zoo, River Safari and Night Safari celebrate Chinese New Year with a line-up of festive activities.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with an abundance of love and affection from animal friends like Sassy the sulphur-crested cockatoo who will be handing out lucky red packets at Jurong Bird Park; a stunning dragon dance at Night Safari; and Kai Kai and Jia Jia who have put their sincere wishes on exclusive panda collectibles at River Safari.
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with an abundance of love and affection from animal friends like Sassy the sulphur-crested cockatoo who will be handing out lucky red packets at Jurong Bird Park; a stunning dragon dance at Night Safari; and Kai Kai and Jia Jia who have put their sincere wishes on exclusive panda collectibles at River Safari.

Singapore, 22 January 2013 – The animal kingdom joins the Chinese New Year festivities with a myriad of celebratory activities at Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, River Safari, and Singapore Zoo.

Getting up close with snakes
To celebrate the Year of the Snake, Jurong Bird Park and Singapore Zoo will set up snake-themed educational booths with show-and-tell sessions by conservation ambassadors, exhibitions about lives of snakes, and hand painting activities where children can get a snake painted on their hands! In addition, get closer views through special CNY exhibits of the dog-toothed cat snake and royal python at Jurong Bird Park, and the blood python and mangrove snake at Singapore Zoo. Guests of Singapore Zoo will also be able to take photographs with a scaly friend as a memento of their visit during the Year of the Snake.

Lion Dance and Night-time Dragon Dance
Soak up the Chinese New Year spirit with the high-octane Southern lion dance performances on high poles at the entrance plazas of both Jurong Bird Park and Singapore Zoo. Over at Night Safari, the dark night will be illuminated with the dance of a mystical dragon, a creature of ancient Chinese tales and a close relation to the snake.

Festive greetings from the animals
At Jurong Bird Park, the recently launched High Flyers Show will feature a special Chinese New Year twist. Guests will receive red packets delivered by air from Sassy the sulphur-crested cockatoo, and well- wishes of ‘Gong Xi Fa Cai’ from Amigo the yellow-naped Amazon.

Over at River Safari, be entertained by the antics of Kai Kai and Jia Jia, icons of peace and good fortune. Guests can also bring them home – in the form of cuddly plush toys. They can be purchased at the House of Kai Kai and Jia Jia at River Safari’s Giant Panda Forest, at $68 a pair, or $38 each if bought separately.

Festive decorations
The sensational and elaborate festive floral decorations around WRS parks – Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, River Safari, and Singapore Zoo – have over the years almost become an attraction on their own for returning guests. Bursts of colour set the perfect backdrops for photos with loved ones.

There will also be photo opportunities with mascots representing prosperity and good fortune several times daily during the festive period.

Delicacies and special delights
From 4-24 February:
Flamingo Lodge and Lakeview Ballroom at Jurong Bird Park, Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant at Night Safari, and Forest Lodge at Singapore Zoo will be serving the Family Reunion Menu at $598+ for 10 diners by special reservations. Tuck into a sumptuous 8 course meal amidst the tranquil surroundings of WRS parks and relish dishes like Baby Abalone with “Ling Zhi” Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce, Dual Flavoured Fried Prawns and Prosperity Yu Sheng.

From 10-12 February:
Ah Meng Restaurant at Singapore Zoo, which pays homage to our orang utan, icon, the late Ah Meng, will be having a festive buffet promotion, offering international selections at $30 (Adult) and $22 (Child), from 11.30am to 5.30pm.

At River Safari Teahouse, special Chinese New Year set menus, featuring dishes such as XO sauce fried rice with preserved meat, will be offered from $68+ (2 persons) to $268+ (8 persons).

Yu Sheng:
Tantalise your taste buds with complementary flavours of sweet, sour and spicy with our Prosperity Yu Sheng. This ever popular must-have dish for Chinese New Year is available at Ah Meng Restaurant at Singapore Zoo, Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant at Night Safari and River Safari Tea House for $8 (2 pax) to
$38 (10 pax), from 4-24 February.

F&B Reservation Details
F&B Reservation Details

Reservations can be made through Catering Sales and are subject to availability. For reservations and enquiries please call 6360 8560 or email event.sales@wrs.com.sg at least 3 days in advance.

Activity details (Jurong Bird Park)
Activity details (Jurong Bird Park)
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For more information on Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, River Safari and Singapore Zoo and their Chinese New Year activities, please visit http://www.wrs.com.sg/

NIGHT SAFARI OFFERS THE BEST VISITOR ATTRACTION EXPERIENCE ONCE AGAIN

Singapore, 28 October 2010Night Safari, the world’s first night zoo, has been recognised for providing the ‘Best Visitor Attraction Experience’ at the Singapore Experience Awards 2010 yet again. Hosted and presented by Singapore Tourism Board, the Singapore Experience Awards honours organisations and individuals that have made outstanding contributions to enhance Singapore’s image as a premier tourist destination.

The world famous Night Safari beat two other nominees; Singapore Zoo, which is also managed by parent company Wildlife Reserves Singapore, and Singapore Botanic Gardens, to win the ‘Best Visitor Attraction Experience’ category.

Results were unveiled at a gala presentation ceremony at the Shangri-La Singapore earlier this evening, which was graced by Senior Minister of State for the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of Education, Mr S Iswaran. This year saw a total of 83 finalists shortlisted in 27 award categories. Finalists in each category were nominated by industry players and experts, with the final winner picked by a panel of judges.

The ‘Best Visitor Attraction Experience’ award recognises visitor attractions which provide their guests with memorable experiences through the delivery of services, facilities, exhibitions and environments. Shortlisted attractions were judged on their ability to attract local and foreign tourists and positively promote Singapore as a premier tourist destination. Finalists were also scored against factors such as highlights of the attraction, innovative initiatives undertaken to enhance clientele experience, overall guest experience, marketing strategies and other accolades awarded previously. Another important criterion for the category was a mystery shopping experience at the shortlisted attraction by the judging panel.

Ms Fanny Lai, Group CEO of Wildlife Reserves Singapore, said: “We are very happy and proud to receive this award for the ninth time. It is a clear endorsement of our hard work and commitment to achieving and maintaining the best international standards for our wildlife parks. We will continue to set the bar higher for ourselves every year, to provide our guests with their most memorable experiences at Night Safari and our other attractions, Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird Park.”

Night Safari was also most recently awarded “Most Popular Asian Attraction” for the Wildlife Park category at the 2010 Asian Attraction Award presented by The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions.

In addition, Night Safari will be launching a new in-park attraction. Inspired by the Naracoorte Cave National Park in Australia, the Night Safari has constructed its very own Naracoorte Cave which will house mysterious cave creatures such as bats, snakes and scorpions. The new attraction will be officially launched in early 2011.