See Australia's koalas Chan, Idalia, Paddle and Pellita from noon on May 20 at Singapore Zoo

Idalia, one of the four koalas that will stay at the Singapore Zoo for six months. The animals will go on exhibition at the zoo from noon on May 20. -- PHOTO: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE
Idalia, one of the four koalas that will stay at the Singapore Zoo for six months. The animals will go on exhibition at the zoo from noon on May 20. -- PHOTO: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE
Idalia, one of the four koalas that will stay at the Singapore Zoo for six months. The animals will go on exhibition at the zoo from noon on May 20. -- PHOTO: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE
Idalia, one of the four koalas that will stay at the Singapore Zoo for six months. The animals will go on exhibition at the zoo from noon on May 20. -- PHOTO: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE - Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) announced on Monday that a koala exhibition at the Singapore Zoo from 12pm on Wednesday (May 20) will feature four koalas named Chan, Idalia, Paddle and Pellita from Australia.

The koalas arrived in Singapore on April 13, and were housed in the Singapore Zoo's quarantine facility for a month.

They will stay at the zoo for six months as they are a gift from Australia to help celebrate Singapore's 50th birthday, and to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Australia and Singapore.

Then, during five weekends from May 30 to June 28, young visitors to the Singapore Zoo will get to don koala masks, and create koala keepsakes such as origami art, pencil huggers and Australian aboriginal-inspired dot paintings.

There will also be 30-minute performances of the didgeridoo - an Australian aboriginal wind instrument - by The Earthtone Project. The performances will be held at 11am and 1pm during those weekends. Those who stay on may also get a chance to try playing the instruments.

WRS added that in celebration of SG50, Singapore residents visiting Singapore Zoo can visit the River Safari on the same day and enjoy 50 per cent off River Safari admission tickets. Discounted River Safari tickets exclude boat rides.

Singaporeans and permanent residents aged 60 and above will enjoy free admission to Singapore Zoo from May 30 to June 30, 2015.

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