Visit the Singapore Zoo to Stand the chance of Winning a Trip to Darwin

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Monday, 1 June 2009

A chance to win a visit to Darwin awaits visitors to the Australian Outback exhibit at the Singapore Zoo this month.

The Zoos Australian Outback is a walkthrough habitat reminiscent of Australias 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 worlds 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 Australias 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 Lyons 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.

Market shopping 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, Australias largest national park; Nourlangie Rock and Ubirr for the best-known collection of ancient rock and Litchfield National Park celebrated for its spectacular Tabletop Range.

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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