Tuesday, August 7, 2007

We are going to the Zoo on Singapore's Birthday!

Not so long ago, RETRO was IN...so let's relive some of our childhood memories...

In conjunction with the nation's birthday and Heizhu's upcoming birthday, I have planned a wonderful day at Mandai Road...a nature-loving and refreshing, never-before, exhiliating trip to our very own Singapore Zoological Gardens and her neighbour, The Night Safari.

Omg, how long has it been since I last went there, let me think...is it when I was in Primary school? how about you? I'm sure most people have not been to the above mentioned two places since dunnoe god knows when...Tell a what...I am going to tempt all of you guys with my research and findings and I am sure after reading this entry, all will be itching to go with us...

Lets first take a look at some of the animals at Night Safari:


Flying Fox/ Squirrel

When it's flying...

cute foxies

wierd animal...tapir? anteater? alienic creature...


tribal people

not your usual cat
and presenting some animals at the Zoo:

White pig...baizu, me? Where's heizu?

The animals' shows...

wierd monkey

Mr Lion, aka Singa

Long-necked creatures

Inuka, aka polar bear

Tiger, pooh's friend

Our famous Ah-Meng

Love all around at the zoo

2 ultra-important tools of the day

And we would be going to all the 4 shows at the zoo:

Venue: Splash Amphitheatre
Daily: 11:00am, 2:30pm and 5:00pm"

Venue: Shaw Foundation Amphitheatre
Daily: 10.30am and 1.30pm
Catch a glimpse of how domestic animals like the dog, rat, chicken and duck are trained.
Venue: Children's World Animal Land
Daily: 12.30pm & 4.30pm

Venue: Elephants of Asia
Daily: 11.30am & 3.30pm

PLUS...the 2 shows at Nigh Safari:

Cultural Performances at Night Safari
Bornean Tribal Performers

Let awe-inspiring tribal performers take your breath away when you next visit Night Safari! Hailing from the rainforests of Borneo, the Thumbuakar Tribe will perform tribal dances, blowpipe demonstrations and fire-eating displays. Experience the exhilarating display at the following times:

At Ulu: 6.30pm and 8.30pm
At photomound: 7.00pm, 8.00pm and 9.00pm

Gamelan and Jaipongan Display
Enjoy the fluid movements of the Jaipongan, a celebration dance that’s usually performed during festivities in Sunda, Indonesia. A gamelan orchestra lends its resonating beats to the captivating performance, making this a visual and aural feast.

A gamelan is a musical ensemble, which originated in Indonesia. The instruments in each gamelan are built and tuned to stay together, and cannot be interchanged with instruments from another set. Typically, instruments featured in a gamelan include metallophones, xylophones, drums and gongs.

Not that exciting actually...the real thing is:

Creatures of the Night Show
Having won the hearts of visitors around the world, the brand new show will feature a more interactive format where visitors will feel part of the show.
Seatings on a first come first served basis.
Show Times: 7.30pm, 8.30pm, and 9.30pm daily (weather permitting)
all pictures and info from www.zoo.com.sg

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