Chinese pandas move into S$8.6 million dollars home in Singapore zoo
Posted by temasektimes on September 7, 2012
The bears — five-year-old male Kai Kai (“victorious”) and four-year-old Jia Jia (“beauty”) will be housed in a custom-built 1,500 square metre (16,145 square foot) enclosure within the zoo’s new attraction called the River Safari.
The pandas were delivered in a chartered Singapore Airlines Boeing 747 cargo jet that stopped at an exclusive terminal normally reserved for foreign dignitaries, celebrities and wealthy flyers.
Speaking to queries from the media, Minister of State for Trade and Industry Teo Ser Luck said:
“It is indeed our privilege to be entrusted with two of China’s national treasures.”
Singapore is the ninth country to receive the bears from China since the loan scheme began in 1994, and the fourth Asia-Pacific nation to be given the honour after Thailand, Japan and Australia.