Singapore Zoo presents Rainforest Lumina, a first in South East Asia

29 JUN 2018

Singapore’s award-winning wildlife attraction celebrates its 45th year since it first opened in 1973 with a new, illuminated multimedia night walk on the wild side that promises a sensory feast for visitors.

Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry, unveiled Rainforest Lumina – the first such seasonal event to be staged in Southeast Asia – in a special preview event. 

Rainforest Lumina, a new, illuminated multimedia night walk on the wild side promises a sensory feast for visitors. Call of the Wild wows with an astounding visual narrative of how the Creature Crew bands together in times of adversity to overcome all challenges andprotect the jungle.

Photo credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore

 

From Sunday, 1 July 2018, a one-kilometer stretch within the zoo’s tropical rainforest will awaken the senses as visitors walk through 11 different zones and meet the Creature Crew, a group of unlikely heroes who will take visitors on a whimsical adventure along the paths of their enchanted world.

 

Created by award-winning multimedia entertainment studio Moment Factory and set up with careful consideration to minimise disturbance to the park’s animal collection and native wildlife, Rainforest Lumina will take visitors on an immersive journey as they encounter interactive and mesmerising installations and uncover a side of the zoo that has never been seen before.

 

See the rainforest in a whole new light

With the overarching theme “We are one”, Rainforest Lumina seeks to drive home the message that humans, animals and nature are inter-connected, with each having a vital role to play to sustain life on earth. The transformation of the Singapore Zoo into a magical landscape of lights and sound, coupled with the interaction with the Creature Crew, will take guests on the spellbinding journey that will spark inspiration at every turn and nurture empathy for nature and wildlife.

 

Tomorrow's Pioneers

Opening as one of the world’s first “open-concept” zoos, the Singapore Zoo started with a modest collection of about 300 animals. Today, the Singapore Zoo welcomes 1.9 million visitors each year and is home to over 2,400 animals representing more than 300 species, of which 34 percent are threatened in the wild. The Zoo has also been successful in breeding critically endangered species and has established itself as one of the best zoos in the world, gaining worldwide recognition.

 

Adding to an already well-rounded experience, the Singapore Zoo will make use of immersive technology to provide visitors with a fresh experience.  It will include Rainforest Lumina’s innovative use of light, multimedia and interactive elements, as well as an engaging narrative to heighten the night walk experience.

 

Mr Mike Barclay, Group CEO of Mandai Park Holdings, said, “We have been redefining experiences and storytelling since the Singapore Zoo opened its doors to our first visitors in 1973. We observed that walking through the zoo’s rainforest setting at night awakens all your senses and we wanted to find an innovative way to allow all our guests to also enjoy this exciting experience. Rainforest Lumina is an interactive and illuminated night walk that leads visitors on a multimedia-enhanced journey designed to celebrate the wonders of the natural world.”

 

“It has been a great collaboration between Moment Factory and Wildlife Reserves Singapore as we developed a new, unique multimedia experience for Singapore Zoo guests”, said Mr Jonathan St-Onge, General Manager, Lumina Series, Moment Factory. “Rainforest Lumina is the latest addition to our Lumina series and is inspired by Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s mission and the zoo’s unique landscape. Rainforest Lumina uses interactive elements, projection mapping, lights and a soundscape to create an immersive attraction that will allow guests to rediscover the zoo at night and to reconnect with nature in a magical way.”

 

Ms Carrie Kwik, Executive Director, Attractions, Entertainment and Tourism Concept Development for the Singapore Tourism Board said, “We are excited to support the Rainforest Lumina as part of the Singapore Zoo’s 45th anniversary. The Zoo, which has won several regional and international accolades, is an iconic attraction in the region for both visitors and Singaporeans. Its constant software enhancements play an important role in refreshing our diverse offerings and enhancing Singapore’s appeal as an attractive tourist destination with new and varied experiences to look forward to with each visit. We hope the Rainforest Lumina experience will attract even more visitors to the Zoo during this special season.”

 

Mr Barclay adds, “Beyond being a multimedia attraction, the deeper message of Rainforest Lumina is a call for everyone to come together to protect and preserve the wildlife we share our planet with.”

 

Rainforest Lumina is a seasonal attraction which will run between 7.30pm – 10.30pm each night. More information on Rainforest Lumina can be found at www.rainforestlumina.sg

Singapore Zoo celebrates its 45th year since it first opened in 1973 with Rainforest Lumina, a new, illuminated multimedia night walk on the wild side that promises a sensory feast for visitors.

Photo credit: Moment Factory

 

Singapore Zoo celebrates its 45th year since it first opened in 1973 with Rainforest Lumina, a new, illuminated multimedia night walk on the wild side that promises a sensory feast for visitors. Guests will be charmed with the four interactive zones in Rainforest Lumina that will bring out their inner child. Sing Like an Animal demonstrates how the earth plays music for those that will listen.

Photo credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore

 

Rainforest Lumina will take visitors on an immersive journey as they encounter interactive and mesmerising installations and uncover a side of Singapore Zoo that has never been seen before. Call of the Wild wows with an astounding visual narrative of how the Creature Crew bands together in times of adversity to overcome all challenges and protect the jungle.

Photo credit: Moment Factory

The transformation of Singapore Zoo into a magical landscape of lights and sound for Rainforest Lumina, coupled with the interaction with the Creature Crew, will take guests on the spellbinding journey that will spark inspiration at every turn and nurture empathy for nature and wildlife.

Photo credit: Moment Factory

 

With the overarching theme “We are one”, Rainforest Lumina in Singapore Zoo seeks to drive home the message that humans, animals and nature are inter-connected, with each having a vital role to play to sustain life on earth.

Photo credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore

 

Adding to an already well-rounded experience, the Singapore Zoo will make use of immersive technology to provide visitors with a fresh experience.  It will include Rainforest Lumina’s innovative use of light, multimedia and interactive elements, as well as an engaging narrative to heighten the night walk experience.

 

Photo credit: Moment Factory

 

Singapore Zoo celebrates her 45th birthday this year. Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry visited the Zoo to unveil Rainforest Lumina. Here Minister is seen with Mr Mike Barclay, Group CEO, Mandai Park Holdings, after handing San enrichment present to the Zoo’s flagship species, the orangutans.

Photo credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore

 

Mr Mike Barclay, Group CEO, Mandai Park Holdings, Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry and Mr S Dhanabalan, Chairman, Mandai Park Holdings at the celebration dinner of Singapore Zoo’s 45th birthday celebrations.

Photo credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore

Singapore Zoo celebrates turning 45 with the unveiling of Rainforest
Lumina, a first in Southeast Asia.  Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry graced the event as guest of honour.

Photo credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore

Singapore Zoo celebrates turning 45 with the unveiling of Rainforest Lumina, a first in Southeast Asia.  Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr Mike Barclay, Group CEO, Mandai Park Holdings officiated the festivities.

Photo credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore

Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry, experienced Rainforest Lumina on 29 June 2018. The multimedia night walk on the wild side at Singapore Zoo is a first in Southeast Asia.

Photo credit: Wildlife Reserves Singapore