Night Safari celebrates 25th Anniversary with $25 tickets for local residents

23 MAY 2019
The world’s first nocturnal wildlife park marked its silver anniversary with a celebration graced by Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Ms Grace Fu and 55 guests from the Movement of the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) and their families.

Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth speaks with senior keeper Ernie Fazlihana Binte Ismail during a wallaby conditioning session at Night Safari’s 25th birthday celebrations. The world’s first nocturnal wildlife park marked its silver anniversary with a celebration graced by the Minister and 55 guests from the Movement of the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) and their families. 

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To mark 25 wild years and to thank the community for its support of the park over the last two decades, Night Safari is extending a birthday treat to local residents who can enjoy the celebrations at a special price during the birthday week. Singaporeans and permanent residents can purchase Night Safari admission tickets for S$25 (Usual: Adults S$49, Child 3-12 years S$33). Tickets are valid for use between 25-31 May.  

Ms Isabel Cheng, Chief Marketing Officer, Wildlife Reserves Singapore and parent entity of Night Safari said, “Being a world’s first, Night Safari is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Singapore, and local residents play a huge role in contributing to its popularity. We know that many Singaporeans take their foreign friends to visit us, and we sincerely thank everyone for the support.”

During the 25th anniversary celebrations, Ms Grace Fu was taken on a guided walking trail to seek out native wildlife that also make the park their home, such as the Sunda colugo, green crested lizard, and slender squirrel, along with a plethora of native trees including the ficus, nibong and common pulai (Alstonia), which have flourished onsite over the last two decades.

To complete the evening, the Minister and the guests from MINDS had the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the native animals in the park’s collection, including a Sunda pangolin, reticulated python, and Malay fish owl, as they learnt more about these local species.

Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) has worked with the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) over the last five years to offer complimentary admission to the beneficiaries of NCSS member organisations such as MINDS that provide social services.

Ms Cheng added, “More than 14,000 beneficiaries have visited in the last two years alone, and WRS looks forward to welcoming more families and groups. We are a homegrown brand, and through various initiatives including the partnership with NCSS, our membership programme, and seasonal promotions, we constantly create reasons to visit while ensuring our parks continue to be accessible to Singaporeans and local residents.”

For more information, visit https://www.wrs.com.sg/en/night-safari/whats-on/ns25.html

* Complimentary admission is extended to VWO groups serving persons with disabilities and the elderly and beneficiaries of community hospitals. All holders of Developmental Disability Registry (DDR) identity card will also enjoy complimentary admission to all WRS parks when making individual visits. More details available at https://www.ncss.gov.sg/GatewayPages/Social-Service-Organisations/Funding,-Schemes-and-Common-Services/Benefit-Schemes/Admission-to-Wildlife-Reserves-Singapore-s-Parks 

More than 14,000 beneficiaries have visited Night Safari and her sister parks in the last two years, including those from the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS), pictured here with Mr Mike Barclay, Group CEO, Mandai Park Holdings (first from left), and Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth (second from left) at Night Safari’s 25th anniversary celebrations.   

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Hoodini the Malay fish owl and trainer presenter Zhao Ming Zhe strike a pose for guests from the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) during the celebration dinner of Night Safari’s 25th birthday. 

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Jeff Choo, Junior Animal Care Officer shows off Pangolina the Sunda pangolin to a delighted Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth during Night Safari’s 25th anniversary celebrations.  

In 2009, Night Safari unveiled the world’s first Sunda pangolin exhibit; and has since rehabilitated over 120 rescued Sunda pangolins.

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