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  • Day40

    Singapore Zoo

    November 1, 2014 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    We went to the Zoo yesterday! Keeping up Claires travel tradition made her fall into french mode right upon entering the Zoo. The Zoo was pretty cool - except for the daily Singapore rain which trapped us inside a food court (OH NO) for like 2 hours. With the climate they have you can imagine the alleys full of green vegetation always giving you the feeling to be in a (very clean and tidy) jungle. The zoo is actually located within one of the few areas in Singapore where there still is primary rain forest. But of course this very part is not natural anymore. We saw some decent shows but what was more fun was the Night Safari. An extra zoo which you can only visit after sunset at 7.30pm as all their nocturnal animals are most active at this time. A zoo in the dark is a nice thing. So you can go see a tiger being fed really close. It was like just 1 meter away, only separated through a thick layer of glass. The African Lion is definitely more impressive than the Asian one. With the low light and when not moving, the animals sometimes looked as they were stuffed. And most importantly, we saw a Slow Loris (!!) climbing a branch just in front of us very slowly of course.

    Soon, we'll head into the city, after it stops raining and our laundry is done!
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  • Day3

    Night Safari

    May 18, 2018 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Night zoo in Singapore hosting only nocturnal animals! You explore the place in the dark on a tram then after are free to wonder the trails (in the dark) and visit the animals, some enclosures like the Wallaby enclosure you were inside with them! Nothing more terrifying than a rustle in the bushes and a massive Wallaby coming springing out! After I did the lion train and saw Malayan Tigers, Spotted Hyenas, Clouded Leopards, Binturongs, Asian Elephants, Asiatic Black Bears and many more!Read more

  • Day2

    Little india, singapore

    February 17, 2015 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    Committed the ultimate sin this morning... I went to starbucks for a coffee. I had to, there was no red coffee van at the end of the road, and this was the only option for a vanilla latte.

    Went to mustafa's bazaar. Tacky shit, more tacky shit and some useful tacky shit, the latter of which i bought. I did manage to replace my ailing eyeliner.

    After a couple of hours of retail therapy, I walked around the streets of little india and went to a hawker food centre. These places are a crazy myriad of smell, sound and sight. Follow the crowds for the most popular food or in my case, look for the best banana smoothie lookalike picture. I pointed to a banana lassi only to be told by the proprietor that they were 'out of banana'. I said 'ok thank you anyway' and started to move on only to be stopped by the other owner who said 'no, i go buy you a banana!'. 2 minutes later, i had an 'oh my gosh, that couldn't taste better' banana lassi.

    This evening, i am going to dinner with my friend from the plane and her husband. I have no smart shoes. Bugger. Best go shopping. Bye

    P.s. See the picture of the 'martin shuffle'. This is the singaporean sense of humour (yumour if you're kath) encouraging passengers to move along on train carriages. I'd love it if anyone could physicalise this move and send a video...
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  • Day1


    February 16, 2015 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Having made a new friend on the plane, siyaam, who, coincidentally lives in a flat behind my hotel, i went out into the city with my 'lonely traveller' elephant selfie top on. Treated myself to a curry (i think today went pretty smoothly) and found a banana smoothie. Bingo. Time for trashy tv then bed i think.Read more

  • Day6

    Continuous Eating, Day ???

    December 21, 2017 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Got to go down memory lane a little by journeying back to Jurong and hitting up a couple old favourite places last night (before seeing The Last Jedi at JCube). Lots of feels and lots of eating so far. Night Safari was awesome but the experience does not lend itself to good photos. Today, got some good katsu curry and are heading to the zoo again!Read more

  • Day6

    Zoo day. Best day.

    December 21, 2017 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    After a leisurely morning, that consisted of multiple meals, we were off to the zoo! This zoo is the only zoo I've been to that lets you get so close to the animals that you could touch them (could - not should!). Like the rainforest area - this huge atrium where you can walk right along side lemurs with huge fruit bats flying over your head (with 2 foot long wings!).

    Our zoo trip also brought us up close to our two favorites animals: giraffes for Danielle and tapirs for Igor.

    All in all a great day. Capped off with a couple cocktail bars and Din Tai Fung, a delicious Michelin star restaurant serving xiao long bao (steamed dumplings)!
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  • Day112

    Jubilee walk, shopping, zoo/night safari

    January 28, 2018 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Another big day! We started off walking the jubilee walk along the old river front. It was great to see the old buildings which are part of Singapore’s history as a free harbor. There were boats crossing the river but we stayed on the promenade and admired the contrasting views of old buildings and ships vs. skyscrapers. And we also saw the famous Merlion Singapore’s mascot animal half lion, half fish.

    As the heat and sun started the burn down on us, we went for shelter in an ice-cold Starbucks with a Matcha Frappuccino :-)

    We then went into another mall for some Yoga clothes shopping (Anna needs to be prepared for Indonesia) and then met with Lara, a friend from Munich, to go visit Singapore Zoo. The bus ride there was already an adventure as the bus was filled with pet animals :-)

    The visit started out great with free-roaming monkeys 🐒 in the trees, a herd of white rhinos 🦏🦏 , giraffe 🦒 feeding. The latter was - in true Singapore style - available as an upgrade and for “only 5$ you can feed the giraffe yourself”. Everything is for sale here.

    We then continued to a large territory for birds and flying foxes which look a bit like bats but are cuter and bigger. Unfortunately, it soon started to rain ☔️ and it did not stop for 1.5 hours ;-/ We could not make use of our - also dearly paid for - tram tickets as the tram was always full with people and once we got in, the thunderstorm was in full bloom. The craziest thing was a lightning striking next to us with electric buzzing audible seconds before :-O

    We still had the highlight of the day coming, though: we also booking tickets for the night safari and loved it. First comes a 40-minuted tram ride - with commentary on the animals that one sees but overall too noisy and loud. We were especially sorry for the animals at this point but maybe they were already accustomed? They did not seem too mind too much, especially the smaller ones. A great opportunity was that one can additionally tour the night zoo on foot and it was great to see so many nocturnal animals minding their business: hippos, bats, flying foxes, lions, tigers, various smaller cat-like creatures on trees, porcupines... really cool!
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  • Day28


    July 11, 2018 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Two days before our Visa ran out we returned to Singapore. The time in Indonesia was interesting but also quite intense. Especially travelling around was sometimes strenuous because we took the bus instead of other more comfortable options... Lesson learned!!
    The arrival in Singapore was a great change because we were already used to the touts and overpricing in Indonesia. So it was relaxing to have a bus schedule with fixed prices attached where you knew how to get there ;) Our good friends Jens and Debo let us stay with them once more and for dinner we had the most amazing vesper (a cold German dinner platter with bread, cheese, sausage and some veggies) with cheeses and several other delicacies 😍😍😍
    The next day we spent time sorting our stuff, relaxing and chatting. In the evening Jens and me went to play Badminton...
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  • Day5

    Vrije dag in Singapore

    July 5, 2019 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Vandaag kregen de deelnemers een vrije dag in Singapore, en konden ze kiezen waar ze hun tijd aan spendeerden. Dat betekende voor sommige rustig opstaan en de stad intrekken, voor andere vroeg opstaan om de beroemde Singapore Zoo te gaan verkennen. Zelf moest ik eerst de bustickets gaan bestellen voor de rit van morgen, en daarna nog wat administratie en afspraken nagaan voor de volgende dagen. Tussenin boekte ik ook nog snel even mijn vlucht naar Cambodja, zodat ik na deze trip nog vijf dagen tot rust kan komen vlakbij Angkor Wat.

    In de namiddag nam ik ook de bus richting zoo, en ging nog mee naar het deel River Safari. Dit deel van de zoo is gewijd aan het rivierleven, en was ronduit indrukwekkend.

    S avonds waren we nog net op tijd voor de lichtshow spectra, en dat was letterlijk een kippenvel moment. Zodra de lichtshow begon, speelde de muziek van Two steps from hell, mijn favoriete muziek! Dat kwam zo onverwacht en maakte het geheel zo fantastisch af dat ik mijn tranen nauwelijks kon bedwingen van ontroering. Een onvergetelijk moment..

    Aangezien mijn deelnemers even genoeg hadden van het Aziatische eten, sloten we de dag af in een Italiaan. Moe maar voldaan huiswaarts op onze laatste avond in Singapore..
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North West Community Development Council, Nord-Ouest, 북서부 지구 사회 발전 이사회