River Safari headlines Year End Holiday Excitement in Singapore

With the festivities just round the corner, you and your family are in for a treat with many exciting things happening right across the causeway. Pack your bags and get the whole family over to the roaring city of Singapore for an enriching line-up of experiences, starting with the amazing animals from the world’s iconic rivers at River Safari. 

“In Singapore, festivities come alive for families and visitors alike. We are constantly seeking new ways to excite our visitors with new forms of experiences, for business and leisure alike. Arrive fresh, informed and ready to explore the adventurous side of Singapore with your family at the River Safari and many more this year-end,” quotes Ms. Liew Chian Jia, Area Director, Singapore Tourism Board.

Bring your family to a gateway of fun-filled and enriching experiences where the young and the young at heart will find plenty of excitement to fill their day.

Discover A River-filled Adventure

The city of Singapore is brought to life with exciting wildlife encounters at the four parks managed by Wildlife Reserves Singapore, namely Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, River Safari, and Singapore Zoo. Discover the rare and endangered freshwater dwellers from iconic river habitats at the newly opened River Safari, Asia’s first and only river-themed wildlife park. 

Mr Lee Meng Tat, CEO, Wildlife Reserves Singapore said during the party at The Bee Publika not long ago, “Malaysian visitors have shown tremendous support towards Jurong Bird Park, Night Safari, and Singapore Zoo over the years, and to complete the ultimate wildlife experience, we invite you to visit our latest addition – River Safari. This yearend holiday season would be an opportune time to visit this new park as we will launch the Amazon River Quest boat ride in December 2013.”

In addition to River Safari, visitors can also explore the renowned Singapore Zoo for some fun at Zoo Hoo, see Night Safari turn into a wildlife wonderland for Mystica, or sign their little ones up as a Junior Wildlife Reporter in Jurong Bird Park to hone their observation and writing skills. 

A City of Education and Fun For The Whole Family! 

The journey of educational fun for the whole family continues with renowned musicals, festivity celebrations and family friendly entertainment. If you are visiting for Chinese New Year this year, be sure to join in the Chingay Parade and Huayi - Chinese Arts Festival, only in Singapore.

The Lightseeker: A musical by Resorts World Sentosa (Nov ’13 – Mac ’14) 

In a magical world, a terrifying warrior called the General pursues a precious energy that will make his ominous Emperor more powerful. His quest leads him to Nova, an enigmatic girl, who seems to have the ability to create The Light. A battle for The Light ensues and he captures Nova, but he soon discovers that her presence calls into question the only world he has ever known. With songs written by acclaimed songwriter, Dick Lee (Golden Horse Awards, 1996, Singapore Cultural Medallion, 2005) and featuring an international cast of West End performers, this is a musical not to be missed.

My Fair Lady at Marina Bay Sands, Sands Theatre (11 – 23 Feb 2014) 
Based on George Bernard Shaw's 1912 play Pygmalion, MY FAIR LADY will transport audiences to Edwardian London and one of the most beautiful stories ever told about language and clash of cultures. It follows the relationship between Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl, and the snobbishand misogynistic Professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, who wagers that he can turn Eliza into a "proper lady" in three months' time. Those who experience MY FAIR LADY will be enchanted by this tale of triumph of the human spirit, as well as the love story that emerges between two unlikely heroes, ultimately joined together by their fascination with the English language. This is no doubt, the world’s greatest musical!

Kids Fest 2014 Singapore Is Back: Bigger & Better Than Ever! (15 Jan – 9 Feb 14’)
Things can only get more exciting as Singapore brings you Kids Fest 2014 featuring a line up of 9 productions by professional UK theatre companies. Theatre performances are adaptations of best-selling books and presented by ABA Productions Pte. Ltd. These live shows promises to be great educational fun, family-bonding material with drama and whole-lot of laughter. Productions include The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, What the Ladybird Heard, We're Going on a Bear Hunt, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Snow Dragon, Horrible Histories Terrible Tudors, Horrible Histories Awful Egyptians and Private Peaceful.

Chinese New Year Celebrations Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts (6 – 16 Feb 14’)
Launched in 2003 during the Chinese New Year, Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts was introduced as one of three annual cultural festivals at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay celebrating Singapore’s multicultural heritage. Huayi showcases the works of outstanding Chinese artists of all genres, be they traditional or contemporary, mainstream or cutting-edge, by providing them with a platform on which they can present their works to international audiences in Singapore.

Today, Huayi has grown into one of the most warmly embraced arts festivals in Singapore and is a significant part of the Singapore’s Chinese New Year festivities. Spread over two weekends, Huayi inspires and touches audiences through a diverse showcase of ticketed and non-ticketed programmes across various art forms including theatre, dance, music, visual arts and more.

Chingay Parade Singapore (7 – 8 Feb 14’)
Join in the Chingay Parade 2014, where age, race, language and creed are no barriers and we celebrate together as ONE right next to the glorious Singapore Flyer. The highlights this year behold the magnificent sight of a sea of fabric arts comprising creative Community-Knitted Tapestries and vibrant Batik Art, the animated and interactive Giant Puppet Contingent up to 4 metres tall and World Class international performances from countries such as China, Indonesia, Korea, Italy, Nigeria and many more exciting line ups.

“The opening of the River Safari and the educational, cultural and fun-filled activities are key highlights of the season filled with celebrations and adventure for the whole family. The end of 2013 and the first quarter of 2014 promises a lineup of attractions that will surely whet the appetite of travelers to Singapore”, added Ms. Liew Chian Jia.
JinnyBoy the emcee of the party
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