Night Safari Mystica Quest

Meet the enchanted forest folk in your Mystica journey
at the Night Safari this holiday season!
The year-end holidays are here again and visitors to the Singapore Night Safari can enjoy Mystica, its signature event, and be dazzled by an enchanting ensemble of wild, mystical characters in their Mystica journey through the park.  Every Friday and Saturday night between Nov 21 and Dec 20, 200 lucky visitors who complete the Mystica Quest at the Night Safari, will be rewarded with glittery gifts.  Besides the thrill of sighting nocturnal animals in their natural habitat, you can look forward to lots of family fun when the night wilderness comes alive!

Take a selfie with the Ravishing Raven
Your Mystica Quest begins when you meet the mysterious and magical Island Keeper at the Entrance Plaza who will encourage you to start your journey in navigating challenges and solving puzzles.  In your journey to each of the four stations, you will meet curious creatures who will guide you along to complete simple tasks and earn coloured wrist gems.  Wear each gem on your wrist as you collect them and at the end of your quest, the first 200 visitors can claim their gifts when they present all four wrist gems at the Redemption Counter.

Meet the handsome Asiatic lions at the Night Safari
Get ready to come face-to-face with whimsical denizens of the forest like the Jumparoo with his springy dance steps, the scintillating Slithery Snake with her shimmery moves and the most divine of the Mystica inhabitants, the Ravishing Raven.  

This dark angel, who wears roaring red boots, will have you under his mystical spell in no time at all so seize the opportunity to snap a selfie with the Ravishing Raven and let the stationmaster upload it onto the screen for real-time viewing.  This is how easy it is for you to earn your first Blue Sapphire wrist gem!

Say hello the the happy Forrest Fairies at the East Lodge
Station to claim your Green Emerald wrist gem!
If you have never seen a Malayan tapir before, then you should spot it at Night Safari, the first park for nocturnal animals that is focused on captive breeding of threatened animal species.  In the last few years, some endangered species like the Malayan tapir, Malayan tigers, Asian elephants, Asian lions, fishing cats, red dholes, anoas, markhors and bantengs, have been successfully bred here.  A comfortable tram ride will take you pass the various animal habitats or you can enjoy the walking trails to view the animals but just don’t miss the impressive sight of Night Safari’s iconic bull elephant, Chawang!

Visitors trying to solve the zebra puzzle to earn their
White Pearl wrist gem
Look out for Trail Guardians like the Forest Faries at the East Lodge Station and a pair of z-amazing dancing zebras who will invite you to solve a zebra puzzle.  

Then take a trek into the tropical rainforest to discover the treasures of Naracoorte Cave and help them keep the treasures safe.  While you enjoy your Mystica journey, keep an eye on the show times to catch the excitement in the Creatures of the Night Show, held in the amphitheatre.

Malaysians are invited to take part in a simple online contest for a chance to win a pair of free tickets each to Mystica at Night Safari.  Just answer True or False: “Mystica happens at Singapore’s Night Safari from November 21 to December 20.”  The contest closes on Dec 1 so email your True or False answer to email: with your full name, IC number, email address and telephone number.

A section of the audience at the
Creatures of the Night show
Winners will be notified by email by Dec 2 and tickets can be collected at Night Safari’s Reception Desk from 5.30pm on Dec 3 to 20.  Free tickets are valid from Dec 3 to 20 while Mystica activities are held on Friday and Saturday: Nov 21, 22, 28, 29, and Dec 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20 only. 

Located in Mandai, Singapore Night Safari ( the world’s first wildlife park for nocturnal animals is a 12-time winner of the Best Attraction category, awarded by the Singapore Tourism Board.  Entrance fees S$39 (adult) and S$25 (child 3 – 12 years).  More information on Wildlife Reserve Singapore parks can be found on website:

A version of this article was published in The New Straits Times, Life & Times on 27 Nov 2014

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