Zoo day out for 700 guests

5 OCT 2019
Close to 700 beneficiaries from 20 social service organisations enjoyed a wild day out at Singapore Zoo this morning, as part of a Zoo Day Out initiative by Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS). Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Deputy Chairman of Mandai Park Holdings and Speaker of Parliament graced the event as Guest-of-Honour.

One for the album: Beneficiaries from Club Rainbow and MENDAKI, and their families, create a memory with Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Deputy Chairman, Mandai Park Holdings and Guest of Honour for Zoo Day Out (centre, in green polo tee) during a special orangutan photography session.

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Through the event, WRS hopes to build stronger relationships with social service organisations and ensure the parks under its care—Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, River Safari and Singapore Zoo—  remain accessible to people from all walks of life.

During the outing, Mr Tan and guests had the opportunity to watch a special animal presentation and get up close and personal with some of the animals, such as the orangutans and a host of reptiles, as they learnt more about these 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 that provide social services. In the past two years alone, more than 14,000 beneficiaries have visited the four parks operated by Wildlife Reserves Singapore.

* Complimentary admission is extended to VWO groups serving persons with disabilities and 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 are 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 

Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Deputy Chairman, Mandai Park Holdings and Guest of Honour for Zoo Day Out spends a slithery moment showing a royal python to 8-year-old Tan Rui Ze Issac from Club Rainbow. 

PHOTO CREDITS: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE

Mr Haniman Boniran, Manager, Education (left) speaks with a young guest from MENDAKI about peafowl during Zoo Day Out at Singapore Zoo. Guests also learnt more about animals through fun game booths manned by WRS staff volunteers .

PHOTO CREDITS: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE