weekend walks: singapore zoo

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We had forgotten how hot and humid Singapore is – it was 9 years (to the day in fact) since we had been here! Walking around Singapore is not only draining but also uncomfortable. Our only refuge is air conditioning wherever we can find it.

This weekend walk was around Singapore Zoo. Our day trip to the zoo also included a visit to the River Safari which was created by the Night Safari guys.

As with all our other walks, we always discover something new. This time, as we walked through both parks, we grew an even greater appreciation for animals. There are just so many different types: big, small, colourful, spiky, smooth, furry… Each one individually created with its unique characteristics and role in our world! It’s always a harsh reminder how much destruction has occurred and is still occurring, endangering lives of so many precious creatures.

We all can play a part (no matter how small) in making it possible to save this planet and all the wonderful animals so that our future generations can enjoy nature and wildlife as we can today.

Another thing that we learnt was how much we would like to be able to see some of these animals in their natural environments one day.

Hope you enjoy our pictures this week from Singapore Zoo.

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And only a few minutes before, he was keeping cool inside his cave, looking outside the doorway!

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Additional travel info:
How to get to Singapore Zoo / River Safari / Night Safari?
We took the RED MRT to Ang Mo Kio, caught bus no 138 to Singapore Zoo.

How much are tickets to Singapore Zoo?
A Park Hopper ticket cost us $50 for both Singapore Zoo and River Safari. The combo ticket includes unlimited tram rides around the zoo. There are other combinations available but we chose not to visit the Night Safari this time.

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15 thoughts on “weekend walks: singapore zoo

    backpackerlee said:
    May 13, 2014 at 9:02 am

    The Singapore Zoo is for me the best attraction in Singapore. http://backpackerlee.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/singapore-zoo/

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      May 13, 2014 at 10:12 am

      Yeah, would have to agree! A lot of the other attractions didn’t really ‘grab’ us! Thanks for visiting!

    katarinawohlfart said:
    April 26, 2014 at 1:46 am

    I absolutely enjoyed it and think the pictures are great. Also great that you reflext upon that you wanΒ΄t to see this animals in freedom. Zoo:s are what zoo:s are but for many of us it is the only possibility to see them in real life, but anyway, they belong in the wild. Thanks for liking my blog. Love traveling and Singapore sounds amazing.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      April 26, 2014 at 5:04 am

      Thanks for following our blog πŸ™‚
      Appreciate your comment. Yes, we love zoos but we would love one day to be able to see animals in the wild, to see them in their natural environment doing things naturally. We know for some animals if it weren’t for zoos we would never see them in real life πŸ™‚

    Jaspa said:
    April 23, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Where are the giraffes?!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      April 23, 2014 at 9:34 am

      There were giraffes but our photo didn’t turn out very good – sorry Jaspa!!

    Savvy Kenya (@savvykenya) said:
    April 22, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    You should do a safari to Kenya to see the rhino, and many other animals in their natural habitats. We don’t have zoos, we have the real thing!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      April 23, 2014 at 6:26 am

      Oh we would love to do the real thing one day πŸ™‚ One of our biggest dreams is to do a safari!!!

    disappearingwoman said:
    April 21, 2014 at 3:35 am

    What awesome pictures! It looks like you’re certainly having fun! I agree so much with you about keeping the beautiful creatures that roam our planet safe. I hope you continue to enjoy your adventure and that you find lots of air-conditioned places to hang out! πŸ™‚

    Know-All said:
    April 21, 2014 at 2:51 am

    The monkey seems to be in deep thought! πŸ™‚

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      April 21, 2014 at 9:49 am

      Heheh – probably is πŸ™‚ thanks for your comment. Hope you are well!

        Know-All said:
        April 22, 2014 at 2:22 am

        Yeah! Am doing ok…just too hectic at work…hardly any time to indulge my other world sojourn…time pressed for wordpress 😦

          wisemonkeysabroad responded:
          April 22, 2014 at 10:42 am

          Totally understand you! Annoying when work gets in the way of life and the things we love πŸ˜‰

            Know-All said:
            April 22, 2014 at 11:50 am

            πŸ™‚

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