“The Night Safari is a home-grown attraction that has gained a reputation on the world stage for its unique, immersive wildlife experience,” said Claire Chiang, Chairman of Wildlife Reserves Singapore at its 20th anniversary celebration on May 23.

The Night Safari is celebrating its anniversary with a new mane attraction, namely a pair of South African white lions together with three Asiatic black bears and a Malaysian tiger.

The 35ha park is home to more than 2,500 animals of over 130 species, of which 38 per cent are threatened. It welcomes over 1.1 million visitors annually with nearly 80 per cent being foreigners.

In the past 20 years, the Night Safari received 30 awards, including the “Most Popular Asian Attraction” by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, the “Best New Attraction in ASEAN” by the ASEAN Tourism Association, and the “Best Visitor Attraction Experience” by the Singapore Tourism Board 11 times.-VNA