Mythical Beasts Invade Singapore Zoo
Dragons and unicorns may not be real, but nobody can deny that they’re very majestic creatures.
Up till now, we could only watch them in fantasy films, but what if there was a chance to see them up close?
From Saturday (17 Nov), come face-to-face with dragons at Singapore Zoo as it transforms into a magical realm with mythical creatures that move and spout water.
Close by, River Safari traps visitors in a site-wide lockdown that requires sharp wit and teamwork to escape.
Night King’s Ice Dragon from Game of Thrones
If you’ve always wanted to get up close and personal with ferocious beasts in big-budget Hollywood movies this event is definitely for you.
Valley of Myths at Singapore Zoo will bring mystical creatures from diverse cultural origins to life with animatronics.
Expect life-sized sculptures of beasts like the Unicorn, Griffin and Dragon to emerge from among the trees and tower over visitors.
Listen close and you might hear their distinctive wails. Careful, don’t stand too near or you may get sprayed by a stream of water spouting from their mouths.
Water-spouting dragons still not cutting it for you? Fans of HBO Original series Game of Thrones (GoT) would surely be looking for more.
You’d be thrilled to know that there will also be a 3D replica of Viserion, the Night King’s Ice Dragon.
Clouds of smoke billowing around Viserion signal the arrival of the Night King himself along with his White Walkers.
But they will only appear on 17-18 & 24-25 Nov 2018 so mark those dates down for photo ops with them.
River Lockdown: A real-life board game
Visitors who want an even more interactive experience can head over to the River Safari and participate in the escape room challenge.
Conducted by leading escape game provider Lockdown Singapore, the challenge tests players’ problem solving skills as they go around the River Safari in teams to solve six different puzzles.
Throw a dice after solving every puzzle and you’ll find where your next station should be.
Game masters will caution you to complete the challenge within two hours or you’ll be stuck in the game forever. Sounds familiar?
Each puzzle requires you to consult the information boards at the respective animal exhibits, so you’ll be learning something new while playing the game.
Fun for all ages
Whether you’re young or young at heart, visiting the installations at Singapore Zoo and playing the games at River Safari will be a great way to spend the year-end holidays with family.
Exciting things are in store for visitors of all ages so there’s enough to keep everyone entertained.
There’s a Creature Researcher Trail specially for children to discover about the real life-animals that inspired the mythical creatures in the Valley of Myths.
And everyone can meet a real-life dragon — a bearded dragon, and pet it.
Entrance fees into the respective parks are as follows:
Adult: S$35, Child: S$23
Adult: S$32, Child: S$21
There will be a special promotion on admission tickets to the zoo throughout the event period. Buy a full-priced adult ticket and you can get 45% off the second ticket. The promo is only valid for local residents.
Tickets go at S$240/6 pax, which equates to S$40/pax. Get them soon because tickets for some time slots are selling out.
So if you’re looking for fun activities to entertain the entire family, head over to Singapore Zoo and the River Safari this year-end holidays.
The events will only last till 31 Dec 2018 so hurry down before you miss out on this unique experience.
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Featured image by MustShareNews. Photos taken by Geron Sum.