PM Lee shares memory of Bird Park, calls on Singaporeans to share favourite moments of wildlife parks

A toucan flies into the crowd at the High Flyer Show at Jurong Bird Park.
A toucan flies into the crowd at the High Flyer Show at Jurong Bird Park.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - Posing with a hawk in hand - that is Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's memory of Jurong Bird Park that he shared on Wednesday (Jan 15) evening.

That moment in 1988, which was captured when Mr Lee opened the Fuji Hawk Centre, joined other photos sent in by Singaporeans of them at Singapore's wildlife parks.

PM Lee said in a Facebook post on Wednesday: "What are your favourite memories of the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, River Safari and Bird Park? I have a vivid memory of a Harris hawk perching on my hand, when I opened the Fuji Hawk Centre (now the Hawk Arena) at the Bird Park long ago (in 1988)."

As part of the Mandai project - a new nature-themed destination - Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) has asked visitors to share their photos of special moments at the parks, he wrote.

Photos submitted can be found on the #MyMandai website, with some dating back to the 1970s.

More details can be found at www.mymandai.com.