Nov school holidays 2016: Night Safari Twilight Encounters

By Elisa Chia   — November 24, 2016
  • New icon of the Night Safari
    1 / 6 New icon of the Night Safari

    Meet Chawang, the Asian elephant that has been chosen as the new icon of the Night Safari.

    The animal, which was rescued in Malaysia and is almost 40 years old, has been a favourite at the park since it opened in 1994 and was yesterday picked to serve as ambassador for its species, which is listed as endangered.

    Chawang has successfully sired five elephants, including the park’s latest addition, Neha.

    (Click on arrows in photos to

    A version of this article appeared in The Straits Times.



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  • Chawang's "coronation"
    2 / 6 Chawang's "coronation"

    To celebrate Chawang’s “coronation”, the Night Safari has lined up Twilight Encounters activities, which run on Fridays and Saturdays only, from Nov 18 until Dec 10.

    Take note of the activities’ timings during this period.


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  • Meet-and-greet with Chawang mascot
    3 / 6 Meet-and-greet with Chawang mascot

    The festivities begin right at Night Safari’s entrance, where you can meet the friendly Chawang – its mascot, that is. Get your camera ready!

    When: 6.15pm , 7.15pm  


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  • Costumed animal parade
    4 / 6 Costumed animal parade

    If your kids like mascot characters, they will also enjoy the welcome dance put up by the costumed giraffes, zebras and flamingos at the entrance. Consider it a teaser before they meet the real animals!

    When: 6.45pm, 7.45pm


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  • Fluorescent light show
    5 / 6 Fluorescent light show

    Performers will also be dancing and twirling with their glowing props.  

    When: 7pm, 8pm


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  • Night Safari: useful travel tips
    6 / 6 Night Safari: useful travel tips

    Twilight Encounters activities are free, but normal admission rates of $45 (adult) and $30 (child three to 12 years old) apply to enter the park.

    The fee includes tram rides around the park (see video below) and Creatures of the Night show. Buy your tickets online to enjoy up to 25 per cent discount.

    Restaurants and retail shops open from 5.30pm, but the admission into the park is from 7.15pm to 12mn.

    For more information, visit 

    (Photos and video: Wildlife Reserves Singapore)

    Related: Review: Playeum’s A World Full of Stories exhibition for kids


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