|Granted, when we were scouring the tour books picking the sights we wanted most to see the Singapore Zoo was not in the top 10. Anne and I have visited some wonderful zoos throughout the U.S. and didn't think much of going to a zoo abroad. So, what caused us to visit the zoo? Its proximity to Tang Dynasty City. Our plans for the day were to visit Tang Dynasty City and the Mandai Orchid Garden. The zoo was so close to both that we just added it to the list, and I'm happy we did.
|The Singapore Zoo is an excellent zoo. While it is not as large as many of the zoos we've visited it had a good display of animals and, more importantly, it had an area where you could have your picture taken with some of the animals. In these two photos Anne is seen with chimpanzees and orangutans sitting on her lap. We thoroughly enjoyed this. It's not often you get to mingle with some of the animals and this was an added treat for us both.
They also had an area where you could have your picture taken with a snake wrapped around you, but by the time we finished taking the pictures with the apes they had gone to lunch. But, we were able to make up for it later at Mt. Faber.
|Sun Bear||Fox||Kimodo Dragon|
|Gibbons Monkey||Gibbons Monkey||Polar Bear|
|Visiting any zoo one of my favorite animals to watch is the Polar Bear. They always seem to be having so much fun as this one (above) is with a simple plastic jug. The Rhino (at right) was also interesting to watch. They have, as you know, a reputation for being ferocious. This one appeared to have a ferocious streak, but it was amazing that a little bit of colored plastic could keep him at bay. On the other side of the red and white plastic line were several workers. Only the plastic line separated them from the Rhino. He definitely paid attention to them and even snorted a few times, but when they gestured toward him he backed down quickly. It was kind of surprising to watch this ferocious animal being meek.|
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|Planning the trip and Getting
Singapore -- Orchard Road | Chinatown | Merlion Park | Arab Town and Indian District | Tang Dynasty City | Mandai Orchid Garden | Sentosa Island
Hong Kong -- Hong Kong Island | Hong Kong at Night and the New Territories | Lok Ma Chau | Kowloon | Causeway Bay
Macau -- Monte Hill and St. Paul's | A-Ma Temple and Lou Lem Ioc Garden
People's Republic of China -- The Border and Farming Village | Lunch and the Ox | Dr. Sun Yat-Sen's Home | Chinese Market
Bangkok -- The City and Weekend Market | The Grand Palace | Grand Palace (Emerald Buddha) | Grand Palace (Dusit Group) | Ayutthaya (Reclining Buddha) | Ayutthaya (Ruins) | Bang-Pa-In Palace | Chao Phraya River
Phuket -- The Hotel and Popeye | Phuket Island | The Beaches and Local Wat | Promthep Cape
Japan -- Tokyo | Niko & Toshogu Shrine | Osaka & Kyoto | Visiting Friends | Nara | Hiroshima & Miyajima | Going Home
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