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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

UPDATED: Singapore Zoo turns 40 + Tickets Giveaway!

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Did you know that the Singapore Zoo turns 40 years old this year?

Built in the budding years of Singapore’s independence, Singapore Zoo was the brainchild of a very young team led by Dr Ong Swee Law. Although armed with little knowledge of zoos, their unreserved gusto and foresight propelled them ahead and Singapore Zoo has been a hit since its opening in 1973, with its pioneering open concept and its ‘people-friendliness’.

In fact, Singapore Zoo has been consistently ranked as one of world's best zoos and indeed, it holds a special place in my heart as I remember paying the Zoo many many visits when I was a child many years ago.

Many Singaporeans will remember their first visit to Singapore Zoo. In a file photo, children visiting Singapore Zoo during its early years seem to imitate the apes they see before them, or is it the other way around?
PHOTO CREDIT: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE

Now that I am a parent to 3 monkies, it is their turn to explore the vast exhibits that the Singapore Zoo has to offer and for me to re-visit my childhood place of attraction.


And so to commemorate the momentous 40th year, Singapore Zoo will be rolling out lots of celebratory activities from now till the end of the year. To kick off the celebrations, a 40th Birthday Bash Zoo Hunt will be held THIS weekend (16 and 17 March 2013) which also happens to be the beginning of the March School Holidays!

The young - and of course young at heart too - can take part in the Once Upon A Rainforest Trail where participants get the chance to complete a self-navigated trail that takes them through some of the Zoo’s heritage and most popular animals and exhibits. Complete the trail and receive a special gift pack!

But that's not all. If you are turning 40 years old in 2013, good news! From 1 March until 31 December 2013, Singaporeans and Permanent Residents who turn 40 this year can enjoy 40% off admission ticket prices for themselves and four other friends when they visit during their birthday month.

Even better if you are born on the same day as Singapore Zoo's birthday - 27 June 1973. If you are born on that date, or know of anyone who has that birthday date, email the Zoo at corpcomms.szg@wrs.com.sg right away! Singapore Zoo will extend an exclusive invite them to attend a very special Singapore Zoo Birthday Bash, and take them on an exclusive tour with a zoo pioneer.

And now, Singapore Zoo has kindly given 2 Family Packs (Each pack admits 2 adults & 2 children) for me to give away to 2 lucky readers!


UPDATED: WINNERS ANNOUNCED!


Congratulations to Lye Yin Leong and Joanna Lye! You have each won a Family Pack which consists of admission for 2 Adults and 2 children to the Singapore Zoo. Kindly email me at kelvin@cheekiemonkie.net to claim your prize by 12pm, 15 March (tomorrow). Sorry for the rush as I have to submit your details to the Zoo to facilitate your admission. If I do not hear from you by then, your prize will be forfeited.


Useful Details:

Once Upon A Rainforest Trail
Venue: Singapore Zoo, Outside Gift Shop
Dates: 16 & 17 Mar 2013
Time: 10am – 4pm
Website: http://www.zoo.com.sg/events-promos/40bday13.html
*Registration for the trail sheet is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Limited participants per day.

29 comments:

Mamamie said...

Singapore Zoo's birthday is on 27 June 1973 :)

Akila Ganesan said...

Singapore Zoo's birthday is on 27 June ,1973.

Carol Mei Mei said...

27 June 1973

b3n said...

27 June 1973

Gina Tan said...

27 June 1973

Wendy Goh said...

27 June 1973

Megan Yeo said...

27 June 1973

Rodiah Eunos said...

It is on 27th June 1973

chan chinglim said...

27 June 1973

Carolyn said...

27 June 1973 =) I wanna go to the zoo!

The Dead Cockroach said...

It is on 27 June 1973!

Sasha Ng said...

27 June 1973

Tan said...

Happy birthday to Singapore Zoo.. you are born on 27 Jun '73 happy birthday to you ...we all really love U

yvonne said...

27 Jun 1973

Anonymous said...

27 June 1973
From Ct Chooi

Anonymous said...

It's on 27 June 1973

Anonymous said...

It's on 27 June 1973

From Jane Lee
vincnjane@singnet.com.sg

Ser said...

its on 27 june 1973 ;))

Andrew Chua said...

27 June 1973

jingxian said...

27June 1973

Mabel Lim said...

27 June 1973

Janice Tan said...

Our Singapore Zoo's birthday is 27 June 1973! The year i was born too. :)

Melissa said...

27 june 1973 :)

~~吳大娘 - 吳懿恩, 吳懿倖和吳勇樂的母亲大人~~ said...

27 June 1973

mich said...

27 June 1973

Anonymous said...

27 June 1973

Kathryn

marveille said...

27 June 1973

Vanessa said...

27 Jun 1973

Cheekiemonkies said...

Contest has closed! I will be announcing the winners really soon... so stay tuned!!! Thanks all for participating! :)

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