Mandai Eco-Tourism Hub
Good news for nature lovers: Two new wildlife parks are coming to Mandai, and they are set to boost eco-tourism, as Singapore aims to become the leading nature hub in Asia.
The construction phase of the project was launched on Monday (Jan 16), with the first phase set to be completed in 2020.
Currently, the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari and River Safari attract 4.6 million visitors per year, and they’re hoping that the rejuvenation of Mandai to be an eco-tourism hub will increase visitor numbers to more than 10 million annually.
Take a look at this video that Mandai Park Holdings released on Sunday (Jan 15) to promote this project.
New Attractions To Look Out For
Apart from the new Bird Park and Rainforest Park, which are projected to be completed by 2020 and 2021 respectively, there will be also be a nature-themed indoor attraction and eco-lodging.
Here’s a map showing where the new attractions will be located:
The new Bird Park will house some of the world’s most endangered bird species.
Visitors will be greeted by a majestic waterfall at the entrance as they begin to feast their eyes on a variety of exotic birds that are found in the rainforests of Africa, flooded savannahs of South and Central America and the Australian bushlands. Some species that we can expect are hornbills and birds of paradise.
The Bird Park will feature an underwater-overwater habitat for penguins, allowing viewers to see the penguins “flying” through the waters.
Starting from an underground cavern, visitors will walk their way up to the tree canopies at the Rainforest Park, as they experience the lavish flora and fauna of an South-east Asian jungle. Keep your eyes peeled and you may spot apes swinging from tree to tree!
Nature-Themed Indoor Attraction
After spending a whole day out in the sun, seek comfort at the nature-themed indoor attraction.
You can even book a hotel room at the Eco-Lodge to experience eco-accommodation – or just to rest your sore legs.
We Can’t Wait
The opening of the new attractions may be a couple of years down the road, but we’re already eagerly anticipating them. It’s so impressive, other countries may go green with envy!
Featured image from Facebook