WhenInManila.com wrote this year, as Singapore Zoo has been around for 45 years this year, they are now celebrating that milestone with a new, illuminated multimedia night walk on the wild side that promises a sensory feast for its visitors.
A whole kilometer stretch in the zoo’s tropical rainforest consists of 11 different zones, where you can meet the Creature Crew, a group of unlikely heroes who will then take you on a whimsical adventure along the paths of their enchanted world.
Created by award-winning multimedia entertainment studio Moment Factory, Rainforest Lumina will take you on an immersive journey that will allow you to encounter interactive and mesmerising installations and uncover a side of the zoo that has never been seen before. If you’re worried about the park’s animal collection and native wildlife, there really is no need to be as the whole thing has been set up with careful consideration to minimize any disturbance to them.
Opening as one of the world’s first “open-concept” zoos, Singapore Zoo started with just 300 animals.
Today, they have over 2,400 animals (34% of which are threatened in the wild) and welcome 1.9 million visitors a year. The Zoo has also been successful in breeding critically endangered species and has established itself as one of the best zoos in the world, gaining worldwide recognition.
With the overarching theme “We are one”, Rainforest Lumina seeks to drive home the message that humans, animals and nature are interconnected, with each having a vital role to play to sustain life on earth.
Adding to an already well-rounded experience, Singapore Zoo will make use of immersive technology to provide visitors with a fresh experience. It will include Rainforest Lumina’s innovative use of light, multimedia and interactive elements, as well as an engaging narrative to heighten the night walk experience.
Mr Mike Barclay, Group CEO of Mandai Park Holdings, shares, “We observed that walking through the zoo’s rainforest setting at night awakens all your senses and we wanted to find an innovative way to allow all our guests to also enjoy this exciting experience. Rainforest Lumina is an interactive and illuminated night walk that leads visitors on a multimedia-enhanced journey designed to celebrate the wonders of the natural world.”