Spectacular and scaly

Get set for a reptile revolution at the Singapore Zoo and River Safari as a new reptile exhibit and home to an array of remarkable reptiles dubbed RepTopia, is unveiled.

Have a close reptile encounter at the RepTopia exhibit
at River Safari and Singapore Zoo
Every weekend from May 27 to June 26, visitors will enjoy close encounters with reptiles as they discover and appreciate these spectacular and scaly creatures through a spectrum of engaging activities.

The diverse range of activities include interaction with a reptile keeper for an enlightening animal enrichment session, meet-and-greet with the RepTopia mascot, a handsome chameleon, and have hands-on fun with reptile inspired craftwork.

Part of the RepTopia experience is the 13th edition of Zoolympix, themed Zoolympix 2017: Reptile Revolution, where visitors are invited for an experience designed to turn your ewws into awws!

Meet Jose Cairos, deputy head keeper, herpetology, Wildlife
Reserves Singapore, to learn more about our scaly friends
This is an exciting trail with games and activities to discover the skills, defensive moves as well as cool facts about these charming and awesome reptiles and get you to change your perception about them.

At RepTopia, visitors will soon warm-up to our cold-blooded friends as they see how these creatures crawl on their bellies, smell with their tongues and sleep with their eyes open!

So make a date with the panther chameleon, the Gaboon viper and other equally amazing reptilian friends to learn more about them through exciting and engaging activities.

Camp Fest 2017 offers an option for River Bed & Breakfast
at River Safari, an exciting tour package with overnight
stay in the company of manatees
This holiday season, the first ever Camp Fest 2017 is organized over the weekend of May 27 to 28 for animal lovers to have an unforgettable experience at one of three camping options at Night Safari, River Safari and Singapore Zoo.

There is a choice of Glamping in the Wild @ Night Safari, RiverBed & Breakfast @ River Safari or Safari Snooze at Singapore Zoo for overnight packages that include tents for groups of four, five or 10 guests.

As one day is not enough to enjoy all the attractions at Jurong Bird Park, you can sign up for a one-year Friends of Bird Park membership at the price of one-day full price ticket.

A series of specially curated treats and activities are lined up in a Members Extravaganza for the June holidays. These include an exciting Penguin Encounter where guests are invited to come face-to-beak with these tuxedoed birds.

Feed African penguins at Jurong Bird Park
From June 3 to 26, visitors can look forward to enjoying activities like Jungle Jewel Chit-Chat, meet the park’s mascot, Sunny and other Star Birds as well as a bird-themed puppet show and craft workshop.

For a chance to win two adult and two child admission tickets to Singapore Zoo and River Safari valued at approximately RM650 per package, take part in a simple online contest. Just answer True or False to two questions:



1.  RepTopia is the new reptile exhibit at Singapore Zoo.

2.  One of the reptiles you can see at RepTopia is the panther chameleon.

The contest to win ten [10] sets of tickets, closes on June 1 so send your answers to email: corpcomms.szg@wrs.com.sg with your full name, IC number, email address and telephone number.  Winners will be notified by email.

Managed by Wildlife Reserves Singapore, world-leading zoological institutions – Singapore Zoo, River Safari, Jurong Bird Park and Night Safari – aim to inspire people to value and conserve biodiversity by providing meaningful and memorable wildlife experiences at their parks.  Website: www.wrs.com.sg

Note: Photos are courtesy of Wildlife Reserves Singapore

A version of this was published in The New Straits Times, Life & Times on 25 May 2017