19 Sep '11, 3am

Our reader says cancellation of Halloween event at Night Safari "reflects an unfathomable lack of strategic planning..."

I READ with disappointment about the Night Safari's abrupt cancellation of the Halloween Horrors event slated to be held from Sept 30 ('Halloween Horrors event axed'; last Friday). The last-minute cancellation reflects an unfathomable lack of strategic planning and business logic. If the Halloween event was not in line with the park's core purpose, the Wildlife Reserves Singapore's (WRS) board of directors should have had the strategic clarity to review the annual event at the start of the financial year itself and decide on whether to continue with it. To call it off after 90 per cent completion, when the costs for holding this large-scale event had already been incurred, seems illogical as it would yield zero returns on investments and negative publicity for WRS. It is shocking that WRS has made such a costly decision without consulting all the stakeholders. One group of...

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