Meet Gia Gia and Jiak Jiak at Sentosa
Two “pandas” were spotted on Sentosa last week! Much to the delight of guests, the pandas – Gia Gia and Jiak Jiak – were seen boarding the Sentosa Express and the beach tram. They also visited Palawan Beach for a picnic, Koufu Food Court for local desserts and Rasa Spa at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort for a relaxing bamboo massage.
The pandas were on Sentosa, not only for fun, but also for a video shoot for Sentosa’s official YouTube channel, Sentosa TV. During the shoot, they were introduced to Singaporean etiquette, i.e. giving up reserved seats on the train. Here’s the video link: http://youtu.be/VjVTA-EazKw
Who are Gia Gia and Jiak Jiak?
Gia Gia (“walking around” in Hokkien) is a friendly male panda who enjoys walking around and working out in the gym. Jiak Jiak (“non-stop eating” in Hokkien) is Gia Gia’s girlfriend who enjoys eating almost everything, including sugar cane and moon cakes, and always carries her little pink sling bag around.