TNP Big Walk at Zoo, Night Safari draws 5,000

Above: Security officer Ramli Ahmad, 69, dressed in a costume with his favourite animals at the Big Walk. Right: It was selfie time for some families and friends at the Night Safari.
It was selfie time for some families and friends at the Night Safari.PHOTOS: TNP

Some 5,000 people took a walk on the wild side yesterday, past animals such as tigers, elephants and bears.

They were participating in The New Paper (TNP) Courts Big Walk, which was held at the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari.

Last year's edition had taken participants through Singapore's key landmarks in the Civic District and Marina Bay area.

For this year's 5km walk, a popular selfie spot was the elephant enclosure, where participants got to meet Neha, the first baby elephant born in Singapore in six years.

The non-competitive fun walk holds the Guinness World Record as the event with the largest number of walkers in 2000 - 77,500 took part that year.


Above: Security officer Ramli Ahmad, 69, dressed in a costume with his favourite animals at the Big Walk. PHOTOS: TNP

From next month, TNP will merge with My Paper to form a revamped TNP that will be distributed free.

TNP editor Dominic Nathan said he was confident the tradition of The Big Walk will go on even after the revamp.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 27, 2016, with the headline 'TNP Big Walk at Zoo, Night Safari draws 5,000'. Print Edition | Subscribe