A chance to win a visit to Darwin awaits
visitors to the Australian Outback exhibit at the Singapore Zoo
The Zoo’s Australian Outback is a walkthrough
habitat reminiscent of Australia’s natural open spaces inhabited
by spectacular indigenous flora and fauna. Residents include grey
kangaroos, agile wallabies and emus.
Within the discovery areas flanking this
habitat, visitors can also enjoy views of the cassowary,
blue-tongued skink, bearded dragon, carpet python and the inland
taipan, the world’s most venomous snake.
For the third year running, a colourful
jeep has been specially commissioned by Tourism NT to ‘transport’
visitors into the Australian Outback landscape. Visitors climb
aboard this jeep to take snapshots.
This is the first time that Tourism NT (Northern
Territory) is sponsoring such a contest at the Singapore Zoo
together with Jetstar International.
Jacqueline Lee, Singapore Manager of Tourism NT
said, “With the Australian Outback forming a large part of the
Northern Territory, we feel this particular exhibit is a fantastic
opportunity for the public to learn more about Australia’s myriad
creatures at the Zoo. This will give visitors a fascinating
insight of what to expect when they visit the Northern Territory.
At the same time, we are delighted to sponsor the main prize for
this contest to encourage a higher visitation to the Zoo.”
Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory is
just a four-hour flight away from Singapore, and the gateway to
the awesome landscape of the Outback. The city is filled with a
vast range of activities and attractions (majority of them have
free admission) for families to occupy their time such as the
Chinese Museum at the Chung Wah Society Hall; Museum and Art
Gallery of the Northern Territory for its outstanding natural
science and Aboriginal art exhibits, marine displays and history
as well as interactive and educational displays; George Brown
Darwin Botanical Gardens for its stunning flora; the fine
architecture of Lyon’s Cottage which survived Cyclone Tracy in
1974; and Fannie Bay Gaol Museum which depicts the early Territory
penal system. Outdoor pursuits include Lake Alexander,
Bicentennial Park, Duke Street Rainforest, and Charles Darwin
National Park known for its excellent WWII interpretative displays
in heritage listed ‘bomb dumps’.
is a highly popular activity for visitors to Darwin. Open mostly
on weekends, these include Mindil Beach Sunset Markets, Parap
Village Markets, Rapid Creek, Nightcliff and Palmerston.
For those inclined to the rugged expanse, venture out of
Darwin to the World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park,
Australia’s largest national park; Nourlangie Rock and Ubirr for
the best-known collection of ancient rock and Litchfield
National Park celebrated for its spectacular Tabletop
To participate in the
lucky draw contest, hop over to Singapore Zoo before
28 June 2009 and collect the contest form at any of the contest
boxes situated at the Main Entrance, Ah Meng Restaurant and the
Australian Outback exhibit. Simply fill up the contest form and
drop it in the contest boxes.
The first prize is a 4-day trip for
four to Darwin including airfare, accommodation, transfers and a
visit to Territory Wildlife Park worth Sin$5,000, sponsored by
Jetstar International and Tourism NT.
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