The Zoo and Night Safari
02.01.2012 - 02.01.2012 28 °C
We arrived at the Singapore Zoo at 11:00am after a long bus ride through and out of the city. We realised when we saw the enormous line for tickets and the non-existent line for e-tickets that we should have bought tickets on-line.
As soon as we walked in we absolutely loved this zoo. There were monkeys lounging and flying around in the trees all around the zoo and almost no cages or glass keeping the animals in. It's also almost completely surrounded by a lake and you can take a boat from one side to the other, the scenery is beautiful. There were small Capuchins in one of the smaller trees in the middle of the footpath near the entrance which were close enough to touch and trained to stay in the tree.
The cheetah and white tigers were only about 3 metres away and kept at bay by a ditch of water. We watched the rainforest show and the elephant show and the splash safari which were quite entertaining. We went into the fragile forest section which is the worlds largest open butterfly house. There were butterflies and mouse deer running around and lots of birds and bats. There was a lemur just chilling on the steps which you could pat and sit down next to (pity our camera had ran out of battery) and a sloth being lazy.
Lunch was absolutely delicious, we had rice and some special sort of grilled chicken and some green stuff in some brown stuff and some soup stuff. Instead of pigeons annoying you while you ate there were pea-hens - an upgrade I'm certain. After lunch we wandered around some more. Bundy found a monkey that would copy him so he was entertained there for awhile.
After a long and amazing day we walked over to the Night Safari. While we waited for it to open, we had dinner (veggie burger and chips with some sort of green sauce stuff) and watched a fire breather show. When we finally got into the night safari it was also super amazing. There were heaps of people, however almost everyone went on the tram (or were waiting for it), whereas we decided to talk the walking path and it was really quiet, we barely saw anyone the entire time. We walked around for about 3 hours and among other things we saw 2 slow loris's mating, we went into the free flying bat enclosure and saw some of the super tiny bats (I thought they were moths at first). We saw a flying squirrel fly which was pretty awesome. Of course we have no photos because our camera died earlier. Unfortunately we had to leave early to catch a bus back to the city to catch our overnight train to Kuala Lumpur so we didn't get a chance to take the tram (which goes to different enclosures and has a guide). So even though we walked around non-stop for 10 hours looking at animals all day and night, it was amazing. Absolutely loved every minute of it!