Night Safari Discovery and Activities at Twilight

He could tell by the way the animals walked that they were keeping time to some kind of music. Maybe it was the song of their hearts that they walked to.

Laura Adams Armer

No strangers to the Singapore Zoo, Mr C and I had a very special time on last week’s visit. For starters, we took advantage of the new relaxed social distancing rules and went with household members. What fun to be together, especially in the company of remarkable animals! Guiding our journey throughout was Berani, a reused pangolin, who has become the mascot of the night safari. 

As you trek along the Leopard Trai, chances are high that you will see Berani (the name means “brave” in Malay). Appropriately so, as Berani has had orthopedic – a world’s first. Especially at twilight time, Berani can be seen navigating the undergrowth and trees in search of tasty insects and crawlers for dinner. 

Eager to emulate Berani and explore the jungle, we joined the Animal Quest along the many walking trails of the Night Safari. With the help of the Walking Quest app. Hidden along the trails you’ll discover many AR (augmented reality) animals. Mr C loved finding them and showing off his discoveries to anyone nearby. Helping to find these stealthy AR animals, the app offers challenges that, when met, lead to the creatures. With your camera at hand, it’s easy to snap pix of the animals on the wild side. 

Mr C and I trying out the VR

Continuing in safari mode, we joined “Journey with the Pangolin” with an awesome VR movie to welcome us to the twilight. Goggles on, we met Kirra, the Australian explorer, in search of the Sunda pangolin. As you might guess, we encountered plenty of other wildlife along the way.

Seeing and hearing wildlife along the VR journey is a really fun way to introduce youngsters (and oldsters, too) to the marvellous world of animals right here in the Zoo thanks to the Wild Immersion experience. On some nights, the special pangolin mascot makes an appearance to meet and greet zoo visitors. More fun is to be found at the A Photo Booth and Secret Photo Spots along the way. With animal doodles and lessons about animal friends, there is plenty of interaction at Twilight time. 

For an extra-special experience, you might consider joining the Safari Adventure Tour. With a private guide to explain the intricacies and secrets of jungle life with an emphasis on the jungles of Southeast Asia. Then board a private buggy. The buggy ride would be great fun anywhere, but in the night forest, it is truly exciting. Join an exclusive elephant-feeding session and have reserved seating at the Creatures of the Night show.

For a unique jungle experience, Rainforest Lumina awaits. “A multimedia night walk on the wild side”, utilizes technology to expand the nighttime jungle experience. Seemingly out of nowhere, creatures – most friendly, some a bit scary, pop out on the ground or in the air. magical, fun, and educational, Rainforest Lumina is a zoo experience to remember. 

Meet Berani, trek jungle trails, experience artificial reality, with animals real and imagined – all at Night Safari.

For more information, please visit www.mandai.com/en/night-safari/things-to-do/whats-on/wild-about-twilight.html

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