Farewell Party for the Koalas at Singapore Zoo


It is time to bid a fond farewell to four furry friends at the Singapore Zoo.

Over the last six months, four koalas from Down Under have been guests at the Singapore Zoo. Here to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Australia and Singapore, they came as Chan, Idalia, Paddle and Pellita and, are leaving Cantik, Sayang, Nila and Manja, local names which they chose for themselves.
To celebrate the marsupials’ last few weeks in the Lion City, the Singapore Zoo is throwing a farewell bash for them. Before they disappear from the public eye on 3 January 2016 for a month of quarantine, koala-themed activities will be held in their honour over the weekends of December.

Starting 5 December, visitors to the Singapore Zoo can look forward to mascot appearances, games challenges, party crafts, magic shows and an interactive story trail over the weekends.

Activities include:

Party Faces

10 am to 4 pm, Rainforest Courtyard

Doll up with face painting and glittery tattoos.

Mascot Mania

10.30 am, 1 pm, 2.30 pm, Entrance Courtyard

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Jungle Party Crafts

10 am to 4 pm, Pavilion next to Rainforest Kidzworld

Get down to some wild jungle party crafts like paper cup piñata and paper plate koalas.

Koala Mail

10 am to 4 pm, Australian Zone

Send a handmade farewell postcard to the koalas.

Party Games

10 am to 4 pm, Various locations

Try out animal tic-tac-toe, kanga-hop and jumbo bowling

Wow Wild Magic Show

11.45 am & 2.30 pm, Rainforest KidzWorld Amphitheatre

Be wowed by wild magic tricks

Animal Encounters

Incredible Invertebrates, 2 pm at exit of Fragile Forest

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Nat Geo Story Trail

5, 12, 19, 26 Dec (Saturdays only)

10 am to 4 pm, register and collect a trail booklet at Rainforest Courtyard

Go on a story trail around the park and kids receive a goodie bag at the end of the trail.
Activities are free but normal Singapore Zoo admission charges apply. More details available here.

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