Thursday, January 4, 2018

Safari Zoo Run 2018, We're Coming! + Promo Code

Woahhhh! At the blink of an eye, Safari Zoo Run Singapore will be celebrating its 10th anniversary on 27 Jan 2018 and I'm thrilled that we'd be able to participate again and be part of this monumental milestone!!

It's our family's favourite fun run and one that we've been joining for a few years in 2013, 2014, 2017 and this year will be our family's 4th Safari Zoo Run!!

We love running through the Singapore Zoo as it shows a different side of the zoo that visitors would otherwise never see ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

Like Safari Zoo Run 2017, Safari Zoo Run is themed "Run for Wildlife" and features 4 animal icons for 2018 - Ah Meng the Orangutan, Chawang the Asian Elephant, Canola the Manatee and Sunny the Hornbill. However this year, it focuses on raising awareness for our native wildlife conservation. Each animal icon team supports an endangered animal species found in Singapore that Wildlife Reserves Singapore would like to raise awareness for.

Participants can choose an animal icon team to support and raise awareness for them during the run, and a lucky winner from the winning team will stand a chance to win an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience in our Singapore wildlife parks!

Just like last year, I'm joining Team Ah Meng again.

Team Ah Meng will be supporting the conservation of the Raffles' Banded Langur. A really rare primate, it is found only in Singapore and Johor and unfortunately due to urbanisation, there are now less than 60 of these shy species left in the wild in Singapore which makes them critically endangered! (。•́︿•̀。)

I read from the Nature Society (Singapore) website that this monkey is mostly black in colour, with white bands on the inner thighs and down its chest. It is roughly twice as big as a long-tailed macaque. Shy and elusive, the Raffles’ Banded Langur rarely descends to the ground, and is highly dependent on continuous forests. In order to conserve them, we have to ensure that remaining habitats continue to be protected, and that forest fragments are reconnected.

One of only three non-human primates to be found locally, the Raffles’ Banded Langur was first discovered by Sir Stamford Raffles 194 years ago according to an article from NParks. Up to the 1920s, they were still reported to be common in Singapore across Changi, Tampines, Bukit Timah, Pandan and Tuas. Deforestation for urban development led to the shrinking of their habitat such that the Raffles’ Banded Langurs were confined to only the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve {BTNR} and Central Catchment Nature Reserve {CCNR} in the 1980s. In 1987, the last member of a troop living in BTNR was reportedly mauled to death by a pack of dogs. By 2010, it was estimated that there were only 40-60 Raffles’ Banded Langurs left in CCNR.

The Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund {WRSCF - make a donation here} supports the Raffles' Banded Langur Working Group to get a better understanding of the urband ecology of this species and help protect them within their fragile habitat. It was formed in 2016 and is led by Ms Andie Ang, who has studied the langurs since 2008, and is a member of IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group.

Join me in Team Ah Meng for Safari Zoo Run 2018 to support this cause and make sure that a primate does not go extinct under Singapore's watch! You can find out more about all the animal icons teams here.

These are the different categories and fees for Safari Zoo Run 2018. 

As with past years, the runner's race pack is pretty awesome and makes the registration fee pretty good value-for-money, especially when you use my promo code {SZR18SAKURA} for the additional 10% discount haha:
  • Safari Zoo Run 2018 Race Apparel
  • Safari Zoo Run 2018 10th Anniversary Finisher’s Medal
  • Free admission to Singapore Zoo worth $33 {on 27 Jan 2018 only}
  • Free admission to River Safari worth $30 {on 27 Jan 2018 only}
  • 50% discount voucher to Jurong Bird Park that saves you $14.50 {till 31 Mar 2018}
  • 50% discount voucher to Night Safari that saves you $22.50 {till 31 Mar 2018}
  • Exclusive Retail offers {on 27 Jan 2018 only}

There's a Christmas promo going on now for 12 days of Christmas! Use "12OFF" to register for 12% discount off any race ticket and you will a 80ml Lemongrass Body mist worth S$25 from Twinkle Singapore - the one-stop shop for all babies and mothers. They sell 100% natural & organic products for skin and hair care which can also be personalised with your name! Valid until 5 Jan 2018 only.


Promo: Quote SZR18SAKURA for 10% OFF current rates. Valid until Sun 14 Jan 2018.

If you're going to join the run, holler out to me!! Hope to see you there! ✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧ Check out the rest of our Bub & Me activities or list of kid-friendly places in Singapore too.

Safari Zoo Run 2018
Date: Sat 27 Jan 2018
Time: From 6am
Venue: Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Road



mail4rosey said...

Love that they have such good causes they work towards. Glad that you get to participate in their 10-year celebration too!

An Apel a Day said...

That looks fun! I love Safari Zoos! Here it's separated from our main zoo. I've loved it every time we've gone.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I am always so intrigued by your fun runs. If we had cool themes like a zoo run, I'd be inclined to participate. The medals are so cute too, such a nice token for completing the run.

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

Looks like a great run indeed! And you can do it together with the kids and preserve endangered animal at the same time!