Just a few shots to share with a very pleasant visit to the Singapore Zoo. Unlike zoos of the past where animals are kept behind bars or in cages for visitors to see, the new generation of zoos seem to like the concept of being open. The Singapore Zoo is no exception and I must say it has been a very delightful visit. Our original intention was to visit the zoo for 2 hours but we ended up being there for about 6 hours and would have stayed longer if we were more prepared.
The Singapore Zoo specializes in primates and if you ever wonder why they have a restaurant called “Ah Meng Restaurant” which seems to be out of place for this very cosmopolitan city, Ah Meng was actually the name of an Orang Utan that died earlier this year (2009).
Apologies on the lack of crisp sharp pictures as it is hard to take pictures whilst carrying a kid around.
If you ever visit, try to go early, walk around and be early for the following shows which I think was good.
- Polar Bear feeding time
- Rainforest Fights Back
- Elephant show (just don’t sit right in front)
- Splash (watch out for Carlos)
One of carlos’ friends, the penguin.
No, the picture above was not post processed, they have white tigers there.
And of course, there’s the pony rides for the kids. This fella looks kinda bored with his job. I guess walking around with a kid on your back for a short distance is really not all that exciting.
Definitely worth a visit.