The double celebration of Chap Goh Meh and Valentine’s Day at Langkawi Wildlife Park today!
FEB 14 this year is a double celebration for lovebirds.
The special day for lovebirds coincides with the 15th day of the Lunar New Year, which is also the last day of the celebration, better known as Chap Goh Meh in the Hokkien dialect. Some of us refer to Chap Goh Meh (the 15th night) as the Chinese Valentine’s Day due to the local tradition of tossing mandarin oranges into the sea in search of love.
There is a new twist to the practice these days, with women writing their phone numbers and email addresses on the oranges before tossing them into Mandarin Duck pond.
These days, mandarin oranges are not tossed in a desperate search for love but merely for the fun of getting to know new friends and participating in this much-loved ritual.
As the Lunar New Year approaches, many people are looking forward to doing the Prosperity Toss, also called Yee Sang. We at Langkawi Wildlife Park also offers a “Special Yee Sang,” to be enjoyed with your family, friends and our lovely animals.
New Year Celebrations is usually greeted with a loud burst of fireworks but in Langkawi Wildlife Park we celebrate in our own way. No fireworks and no noise, just a tourist resolutions card with a small bird as exciters that adorn the park.
As we get ready to ring in 2014 with champagne, noisemakers, parades, and lots of party hats, we don’t want to forget our animal friends. They also love to get in on the act! Check out these adorable pictures that were taken at Sheraton Langkawi with their lovely guest.
10 international and local bloggers have visited us on 28 Oct 2013 (Wednesday). Its an honor to give our service and show them the interesting journey inside the park. full of interactions and what a great day in Langkawi Wildlife Park.
The Emu chicks were hatched by Gerard Woong of The Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary in Melaka on the 23 June & 6 July 2013 after 55 day in an incubator that needs turning 3 times daily.
In normal circumstances, the male will do the sitting and will not eat till the eggs hatch and feeding them till they go on their own. So to say, this is female supremacy here.
As chicks, they have white strips of feather running the length of their body acting as a camouflage.
Emu can grow to 6 feet tall and is the 2nd largest living flightless bird in the world and native to Australia. An Ostrich would grow up to 9 feet tall. It moves at 50 km per hour, strides of 275 cm and also swims. It diet is seeds and insects. They even use some stones to grind their food. They can have a life span of 20 years in healthy environments.