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Singapore Zoological Gardens

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  • 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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  • Day282

    Night Safari

    June 20, 2017 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Eine wirklich coole Erfahrung. Leider kann man hier nicht so viele Fotos machen, aber es war super und mal was ganz anderes!
    Auf den Bilder sind jetzt Hyänen, Giraffen, Kakalaken und Ochsen

  • Day13

    singapore zoo

    July 22, 2006 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    after the excitement of the last few days we decided that we would catch up with some sleep and wake up at 7:15 and head off to singapore zoo to enjoy breakfast with the animals. We got to the zoo just as it was opening and headed through a few enclosures stoping to see the howler monkeys and the "free range orang ou tans" and booked our place for breakfast with the animals. We then headed off to watch the elephants being bathed, it was at this point we took out both the digital stills camera and the video camera and realised we had charged neither and both were extreemely low on batteries, fantastic! apart from the fact we were unable to get much video footage it was a really great day, we saw loads of different animals including polar bears, bats and white lions. All of which we managed to take photo's of despite the camera's repeated attempts to switch itself off. breakfast with the animals was cool, it entiled a buffet breakfast (which was a little doggy including chicken chipolata's), and a couple of live demonstrations followed by a quick photo session with a couple of orang ou tans
    and a snake. Apart from the swealtering heat and enclosures that looked to small for the amount of animals it was one of the best zoo experiences either of us have had.

    The absolute highlight of the day was feading the Manatees, they were the biggest cutest animals ever (no offence jasper). We donated $5 dolars each for a basket of fruit which we could put straight into the manatees mouth's, it would have been great to get the whole experience on film but i think due to battery life we managed around 30 seconds.

    This evening saw the return of Saffron to the flat who has pretty much been asleep whilst we have been here and is looking more geogeous by the minute. Chris and Rebecca have both managed to get some sleep in the last couple of days and both seem entirely more relaxed with their perfect new arrival. This evening we had to go out and get a few supplies for Saffron in town which was fine apart from a seriously dodgy cab ride home, the driver seemed to speak no english and we wernt entirely convinced he knew where he was going, he had
    what was eith OCD or a nervous twich which coupled with terible driving skills and no sign of a cab licence made for an interresting trip. Home in one piece we decided we would tuck into yesterdays left over lasagne and enjoy a nice cold beer, later on we may have to take our bottle of wine down and chill out in the hot tub, but we dont want to go straining ourselves.

    So this is our last night in Singapore for this part of the trip and these blogs may become less frequent as internet access may not be as freeley available esspecially on and around ayres rock! where we will be for the next 4 days we will however post up a message as soon as we get to Cairnes all about our adventures at Ularu.

    Stew and Ali
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  • Day88

    Night Safari

    July 12, 2016 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Collected from hotel at 6.15 and travelled out to the Safari Park. Very organised as things seem to be here. After a forty minute tram ride through five differing environments we got off to take a choice of walking, show or fire dancers. Piked for first time and opted for free dancers and a sit down. We should be back at hotel by eleven and with early start for UK need all my sleep. The picture is of a mural painted on a wall in the waiting area.Read more

  • Day229

    Singapur Zoo

    April 18, 2017 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Der Singapore Zoo soll laut unserem Buch einer der Schönsten weltweit sein. Also hin, kann ja sein, dass es in Afrika keine Tiere gibt 😃!
    Ob die Aussage stimmt, können wir nicht einschätzen, aber schön ist es allemal! Eingebettet im Dschungel gibt es viele Freigehege, wo wir die Tiere ohne störende Zäune sehen können. Das Orang Utan Freigehege ist der Hammer! Über unseren Köpfen können sich die Tiere nach Lust und Laune bewegen!
    Leider müssen wir uns wegen Gewitter und Regen (und Regen bedeutet hier richtig schlimmer Regen) fast zwei Stunden unterstellen und können so nicht alles anschauen.
    Kleines Zoo-Fazit: Bis auf die tolle Dschungelnatur, die bei uns nun mal nicht wächst, braucht sich der Leipziger Zoo nicht zu verstecken!
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  • Day229

    Nacht Safari

    April 18, 2017 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Das ist eine coole Sache! Es gibt einen extra Zoo nur für die Nacht. Hier kann man nachtaktive (und auch andere) Tiere beobachten. Eine Bahn fährt langsam eine große Runde und wir sehen Giraffe, Zebra, Pumba und Co.
    Zusätzlich gibt es vier Wege durch den sehr dezent beleuchteten Park. Wir laufen sie alle, die Stimmung ist fantastisch und die Tiere aktiver als am Mittag.
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  • Day39

    Zoo

    February 27, 2017 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Singapur ohne Zoobesuch geht natürlich nicht. Daher hab ich heute den letzten Tag vor meiner Rückreise für einen Besuch im Zoo genutzt. Die Anreise mit den öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln hier hat auch bloß gute eineinhalb Stunden und vier mal umsteigen gedauert 🙂
    Aber es hat sich gelohnt.
    Trotz eines kurzen aber heftigem Regenschauer waren eigentlich so gut wie alle Tiere putzmunter und alle gut zu sehen.
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  • Day56

    Singapore Zoo

    June 13, 2018 in Singapore ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Hüt simmer numal de Tierli nache, diesmal in Singapore Zoo, chli usserhalb vum Stadtzentrum. Es sig eine vu de schönschte Zoos vu dr Welt - leider aber au mit vilne kreischende und klopfende Kiddies, so as sich mängi Tier verständlicherwis ins hinderschte Eck vum Gheg verchrüched... es het hie unglaublich vil Arte Schildkröte und au suscht vil Tier, womer nu gar nie (oder zumindescht nid in Echt) gseh het. So zum Bispil Alligator Snapping Turtle, Pygmy Hippo (öppe 10x chliner als es normals Nilpferd), Cassowary (schwarzi Laufvögel mit farbigem Chopf us Australie), 3-horned Rhino Beetle, Puma, Otter oder au euse erscht Komodo Waran. Am beschte het eus de Malayan Flying Fox gfalle, en zuetrauliche flügende Hund wo sich in aller Rueh am putze und am fresse isch gsi.
    Natürlich hemmer da au paar neui Fun Facts glernt: so wachsed Kängurus es Lebe lang, de Unterschied vu Monkeys zu Apes isch de (fehlend) Schwanz und Komodo Warare essed bis zu 90% vu ihrem Körpergwicht pro Mahlzit. Zudem hemmer numal riesigi Krokodil bstunt: während de Mänsch grad mal 41kg Bisschraft het, sinds bi de Krokos 1'361kg! Trotzdem hends nur sehr schwachi Muskle zum dSchnauze ufzsperre, darum langed es eifachs Gummiband um es 2m Krokodil unschädlich zmache!
    Passend zu dere riesige Masoala Halle hets hüt immer chli gregelet und meh oder weniger durchgehend donneret... währendem stärchste Platzrege hemmer i eim vu de Pavillions es Nickerchen ghalte :)
    Dernach simmer mimne sehr gschwätzige Taxifahrer zrugg id Stadt gfahre - sini halb Lebensgschicht heter eus verzellt! Als Singapore Abschluss simmer (zimli underdressed aber dankem Rege mal nid verschwitzt) zumene feine Italiener ga esse... und da het dMartina bi dr Wii-Charte nid schlecht gstuuned, sogar ihre Lieblingswii Ripassa hends da gha! Somit lemmer euses Zivilisations-Erlebnis gediege usklinge und schlemmed numal so richtig westlich :)*
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