After being house-bound for over a week due to a broken arm, I was only too happy to be brought out to see something cuter than myself to cheer me up – Mr Kai Kai and Miss Jia Jia, Singapore’s most famous couple of the moment. These pandas are a sign of the twentieth anniversary of friendly Sino-Singapore relations, and are on a ten-year loan from China as part of a joint collaboration between China Wildlife Conservation Association and WRS to raise public awareness on wildlife conservation and develop a breeding programme for these endangered animals. I could still remember the fanfare when they arrived in Singapore on 6 September 2012 – mind you, they flew in style via Singapore Airlines k…
The couple stay in a special enclosure at the 12 hectare Singapore River Safari. Touted as Asia’s first and only river-themed wildlife park developed at a cost of S$160 million, its landscaping concept features well-known rivers from around the world, such as Yangtze, Congo, Ganges, Mekong Mississippi and Nile. It features over 5000 animals and 500 species including anacondas, giant otters, electric eels, manatees, polar bears, etc.
And where’s Jia Jia?
Singapore River Safari
80 Mandai Lake Road
Tel: +65 6269 3411
Opening Hours: 9:00AM to 6:00PM (Last ticket sale at 5.00pm)
Admission Fee: Discounted rate of S$25 (adult), S$16 (Child), S$12.50 (Senior Citizen) until River Safari boat ride are available in late 2013.