Unlike the other festivities, Chinese New Year is a movable celebration and every year the Chinese calendar attaches different animals from the zodiac calendar to each lunar year in a cycle of 12 years. According to the Chinese astrology, the year 2017 is the year of the rooster and to celebrate the festival, Jurong Bird Park will be launching a guided trail featuring the animal of the year - the rooster, and other fowls.
The Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) said in a press release on Wednesday that the trail will be an introduction to the pheasants, peafowls and jungle fowls in the Park's aviaries.
"Guests can also pick up fowl facts around the park and learn how wild fowls evolved into the domesticated birds of today," WRS said.
During the Chinese New Year weekend, starting from Jan 28 to Jan 30, lucky guests might get a "flying" red packet at the High Flyers show. It will be delivered by Sassy, a sulphur-crested cockatoo.
Apart from Jurong Bird Park, the Bird Park, Singapore Zoo and River Safari will also have lion dances along with God of Fortune and Fu Lu Shou mascots throughout the New Year period. An LED dragon dance will be an additional attraction at the Night Safari. Interested people can visit the official website of Jurong Bird Park (http://www.birdpark.com.sg) for more details about the festivities.