Scaly surprises await at RepTopia at River Safari and Singapore Zoo

27 Apr 2017
Singapore, 27 April 2017 - An array of remarkable reptiles is set to make their debut at Singapore Zoo this June, with the launch of the aptly-named new reptile exhibit – RepTopia. Over the weekends of 27 May – 26 June, guests are in for a reptile revolution with a spectrum of engaging activities. Discover and appreciate reptiles through a diverse range of activities, including enlightening animal enrichment sessions, reptile-inspired craft activities and costumed charm-eleon meet and greet sessions.

Join the reptile revolution over weekends of 27 May – 26 June;
Signature Zoolympix event and first-ever Camp Fest add pizzazz to holiday festivities.

 

 

Love them or hate them, reptiles are fascinating creatures. Discover the scaly denizens of Singapore Zoo’s new RepTopia exhibit this June holidays. Make a date with the Panther Chameleon, Gaboon Viper and other equally amazing reptilian friends, and learn more about them through engaging activities.

Photo credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore

As part of the RepTopia experience, the ever popular Zoolympix returns for the 13th year. This year’s edition—Zoolympix 2017: Reptile Revolution—invites you to turn your ewws to awws! Embark on the trail to change your perception of these awesome and charismatic animals. Discover reptile-y skills, defensive moves and more cool facts through games and rep-tivities.

For those who can’t get enough of wildlife, consider joining us for the first ever Camp Fest 2017! Make a date with our animal friends over the weekend of 27-28 May at Night Safari, River Safari or Singapore Zoo with one of three camping options. Fall asleep under the stars to the gentle roar of the lion, or snooze in the depths of the flooded forest of the Amazon.

RepTopia – Eww’ll love it

 

Dates: 27, 28 May, 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 June (weekends only)
Time: Various (refer to onsite activity signage for details)
Fee: Activities are free but normal admission rates to both parks apply
River Safari: $30.00 (adult) and $20.00 (child 3 to 12 years)
Singapore Zoo: $33.00 (adult) and $22.00 (child 3 to 12 years)
Note: Local residents’ exclusive: Get $20 off the 2-park River Safari and Singapore Zoo Combo.
Valid from 27 May to 24 June 2017. Terms and conditions apply.

Activities at Singapore Zoo
 

RepTopia Keeper Interaction

Meet a reptile keeper at RepTopia find out how they keep their scaly friends happy and healthy. Watch a cobra feed, meet a chameleon or even get involved with an alligator's medical training session.

Meet our Charm-eleon

Be charmed by our chameleon mascots and watch out for its tongue as you come up close for a photo opportunity.

Get Crafty

It's all things chameleon! Have fun creating your own chameleon party blower, a paper chameleon origami or a colour changing chameleon craft.

Details - check onsite for details

Activities River Safari


Reptiles Encounter

Warm up to our 'cold blooded' friends! Join us and discover a different world where they smell with their tongues, crawl on their bellies and sleep with their eyes open.

Shadow Showtime

Cosy up and enjoy a silhouette skit performance staring different reptiles and other river inhabitants in air-conditioned comfort.

Art Attack
Get creative and make your own fearsome stick alligators and a turtle hanging door tags.

Details - check onsite for details


 

Zoolympix

Learn about the fascinating and weird abilities that reptiles have at various stations in RepTopia and Reptile Garden. From super speeds to colour changing abilities and eyes that see in different directions, you’ll be amazed!

Date: 27 May – 2 June, 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 26 June
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: Singapore Zoo (various – check onsite for details)
Fee: $3 to participate (RepTopia quest map included!)
RepTopia quest map available at Awareness Booth (opposite Zoo Retail Shop) and welcome booth at sun bear exhibit
Registration closes at 3.30pm.
Notes: Normal admission rates of $33.00 (adult) and $22.00 (child 3 to 12 years) apply
Activities are recommended for children from 4 years old

More information on the June holiday activities at http://www.zoo.com.sg/events-promos/reptopia.html

 

Camp Fest

 

Enjoy an evening campfire at Safari Snooze at Singapore Zoo and be serenaded by the symphony of wildlife.

Photo credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore

 

Drift off to sleep in the company of manatees at River Safari’s RiverBed and Breakfast.

Photo credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore

Activities 

Glamping in the Wild @ Night Safari
Cocoon yourself in the comfort of Singapore’s first luxurious tipi tent for a memorable overnight stay. Indulge on gastronomic delight, experience close animal encounters and be pampered with a host of exclusive activities.

Highlights:
Safari Adventure Tour
Evening in the wild with animal encounters
White Tiger behind-the-scenes-tour

Date: 27-28 May
Time: 5.00pm – 11.00am (next day)
Venue: Night Safari
Cost: $8,000 (for a group booking of up to 10 pax)

 

RiverBed and Breakfast @ River Safari

Drift off to sleep on the ‘riverbed’, in the company of the manatees after a full day of wildlife discovery which includes close animal encounters, guided tours and more.

Highlights:

  • Sleep with the manatees in air-conditioned comfort 
  • Amazon Flooded Forest behind-the-scenes tour
  • Guided tram tours around Singapore Zoo
  • Animal feeding opportunities
  • Forest Lodge dinner and Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife

Date: 27-28 May
Time: 4.00pm – 11.00am (next day)
Venue: River Safari

Cost: $800 per tent (Up to 4 pax)
          $1,025 per tent (Up to 5 pax)

 

Safari Snooze @ Singapore Zoo

Be serenaded by the symphony of wildlife echoing through the night as cozy up with your family in the glow of the bonfire. Experience nature like never before.

Highlights:

  • Outdoor tents with a scenic view
  • Behind-the-scenes tour at Fragile Forest
  • Evening campfire
  • Ulu Asian buffet dinner and breakfast at Forest Lodge

Date: 27-28 May 
Time: 3.30pm - 11.00am (next day)
Venue: Singapore Zoo

Cost:
$550 per tent (Up to 4 pax)
$700 per tent (Up to 5 pax)

Registration closes 13 May 2017. For more information about Camp Fest, visit http://education.zoo.com.sg/campfest.html

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