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.
10 am to 4 pm, Rainforest Courtyard
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Meet koala and other zoo mascots for a wild photo together.
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.
10 am to 4 pm, Australian Zone
Send a handmade farewell postcard to the koalas.
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
Incredible Invertebrates, 2 pm at exit of Fragile Forest
Slithery Scales, 3 pm at Snake House
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.