Em-bark on paws-perous activities in Singapore's wildlife parks

17 Jan 2018

Festive Lunar New Year activities for guests at Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, River Safari, and Singapore Zoo from 15 Feb to 2 Mar 2018; Explore our Zoo-diac Trail and meet auspicious mascots!

 

Start the Year of the Dog with some paw-sitivity and fur-ocious fun at Singapore’s four wildlife parks!

Lion Dance and festive animal treats
Usher in a Paw-some New Year with a majestic lion dance at Jurong Bird Park, Singapore Zoo and River Safari, and watch these lions put on an exhilarating performance to bring good fortune to guests. Stroll through Singapore Zoo and spot our African Painted Dogs and iconic Orangutans enjoying festive treats, given by their human carers. Guests can also rub shoulders with God of Fortune mascots at all four wildlife parks, and go on a Zoo-diac trail to learn what the Year of the Dog has in store for them. Or participate in our educational game trail—the Dog Radical Challenge—and discover how the dog takes centrestage in many Chinese characters relating to animals. Complete the challenge for a chance to win a prize in a lucky dip!


Bound off to River Safari, and witness a stunning catch by the silver arowana as they leap out of the water to grab their treats, and unveil an auspicious couplet in the process. Head over to the Amazon Flooded Forest, where our gentle giants—the manatees—will also unveil their well-wishes for watching guests.
Over at the west side of Singapore, guests can visit Asia’s largest bird paradise—Jurong Bird Park—where its newest residents, the Blue Macaws, will also be receiving festive treats! Watch them peck and pry open their treats, carefully hidden within firecrackers.


An Electrifying New Year

Over at Night Safari, be mesmerised by a colourful LED dragon dance, which symbolises auspiciousness and fortune. Be sure to capture photographs of the dragon swirling and twirling against the dark of night. Go on any of our four walking trails to discover nocturnal animals such as the Malayan Tiger and Clouded Leopard, or hop aboard the tram to spot the Indian Wolves and Red Dholes enjoying their festive nibbles while enjoying the cool night breeze.
Festive feast and promotions


Woof down specially curated festive treats such as Mandarin Orange Cheese Tarts and Almond and Peach Cakes, and host family reunions at Night Safari’s Ulu Ulu Restaurant with an auspicious Yu Sheng set at S$28 or S$48.
Fancy visiting all our award-winning parks during the festive period? From 16 to 18 February, enjoy a 10% discount off our Friends of Wildlife membership—individual and family—and enjoy annual unlimited access into all four of Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s parks when you sign up online! Terms and conditions apply. Guests can also take home a complimentary set of 8 Ang Bao packets with a minimum spend of S$50 at the retail stores.

Start the Year of the Dog by visiting the endangered African Painted Dog at the Singapore Zoo!

CREDITS: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE

ACTIVITIES AT A GLANCE

For more information on our Paws-perous New Year activities, please visit www.wildcny.sg

 

Activity

Details

Majestic Lion Dance

Don’t miss the action as our lions thrill with acrobatic stunts. Mingle with them after and you might just rub off some good fortune – or at least a picture or two!

 

Singapore Zoo and River Safari Venue: Safari Square

Dates: 16 – 18 Feb

Time: 10.30am, 2.00pm

 

Jurong Bird Park

Venue: Penguin Coast

Dates: 16 – 18 Feb

Time: 9.30am, 1.00pm

 

Electrifying Dragon Dance

Be mesmerised as our bright and colourful LED dragon twirls and whirls in the dark of night.

 

Night Safari

Venue: Entrance Plaza

Dates: 15 – 17 Feb

Time: 7.30pm, 8.30pm

 

Meet & Greet with Golden Retrievers

Come say hi and snap a picture with our star golden retrievers!

 

Singapore Zoo and River Safari Venue: Entrance Plaza

Dates: 16 – 18, 24 – 25 Feb

Time: 1.30pm (20 mins)

 

New Year, New Animal Friends Show

Be wowed by our adorable dogs and other animal friends in this brand new show!

 

Singapore Zoo

Venue: Rainforest Kidzworld Amphitheatre

Dates: From 16 Feb

Time: 11.00am, 4.00pm

 

Meet our Auspicious Mascots

Let your luck soar as you snap a photo with our God of Fortune mascots.

 

 

 

 

Singapore Zoo and River Safari Venue: Entrance Plaza

Dates: 16 – 18 Feb

Time: 10.00am, 12.00pm, 1.30pm

 

Jurong Bird Park

Venue: Penguin Coast

Dates: 16 – 18 Feb

Time: 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm

 

Night Safari

Venue: Entrance Plaza

Dates: 15 – 17 Feb

Time: 6.45pm, 7.45pm

 

 

 

Activity

Details

Zoo-diac Trail

See what lies ahead with zodiac predictions for the Year of the Dog. Will luck be on your side?

 

Singapore Zoo and Jurong Bird Park

Venue: Around the parks

Dates: 16 Feb – 2 Mar

Time: 8.30am – 6.00pm

 

River Safari

Venue: Around the park

Dates: 16 Feb – 2 Mar

Time: 10.00am – 7.00pm

 

Night Safari

Venue: Around the park

Dates: 16 Feb – 2 Mar

Time: 7.15pm – 12.00am

 

96.3好FM Prosperity Talk

Find out what lies ahead with zodiac predictions for the Year of the Dog from Feng Shui Master Goh Guan Leong. Hosted by by 96.3好FM DJs Guoxian and DJ JingYun. Listen out for more details on 96.3好FM.

 

Singapore Zoo

Venue: Frozen Tundra

Date: 25 Feb

Time: 9.30am

 

Woof Booth

Get cool facts about the canine family through a fun and exciting game!

 

Singapore Zoo

Venue: Outside main retail shop

Dates: 16 – 18, 24 – 25 Feb

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

 

The Dog Radical Challenge

Have a woof-ing good time at Singapore Zoo and discover how `the dog’ takes centrestage in many Chinese characters relating to animals. Complete the challenge for a chance to win a prize in a lucky dip!

 

Singapore Zoo

Venue: Around the park

Dates: 16 Feb – 2 Mar

Time: 8.30am – 6.00pm

African Painted Dog Token Feeding Session

Watch our park demonstrating their hunting instincts

 

Singapore Zoo

Venue: Wild Africa

Dates: Daily
Time: 1.45pm

Kings of the Skies with Dog Appearance

Look out for the special pointer dog appearance in this magnificent birds of prey show.

 

Jurong Bird Park

Venue: Hawk Arena

Dates: 16 – 18, 24 – 25 Feb Time: 10.00am, 4.00pm

 

Festive High Flyers Show

Be wowed by Baobao, our yellow-naped Amazon, as she mimics a dog’s bark. And say ‘hello’ to her friend, Amigo, as he wishes everyone ‘Gong Xi Fa Cai’!

 

Jurong Bird Park

Venue: Pools Amphitheatre

Dates: 16 – 18, 24 – 25 Feb Time: 11.00am, 3.00pm

 

Regular admission applies for visits to all parks. Guests who purchase tickets online can save up to 15%.

The Mandai Express daily shuttle is available from Khatib MRT to Singapore Zoo between 8.00am to 7.20pm at 20 minute intervals. Children below 3 years old ride for free. Fares are $1 each way, and payable by EZ-link or NETS FlashPay card.