Travelogue: Night SafariFriday, October 18, 2013
"The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams." -Oprah Winfrey
INTO THE WILD. As a continuation of our zooadventure in Singapore, here’s another entry. After the foretaste of flying colours of Jurong Birds, my sister and I went to another part of Singapore where another wild life paradise lurks. The Night Safari is located at 80 Mandai Lake Rd, which is an hour ride from Jurong. It is the world's first nocturnal zoo and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Singapore. According to Wikipedia, The Night Safari currently houses 1,040 animals representing 120 species, of which 29% are threatened species. The zoo is managed by Wildlife Reserves Singapore, and about 1.1 million visitors visit the safari per year. Night Safari and Singapore Zoo are actually the same.
During the daytime, the place is called Singapore zoo while during the night, it is called the Night Safari. You have to pay separate entrance fee though for both. That means if you want to catch the whole show, you have to pay twice---one for Singapore Zoo, one for Night Safari. Anyhoo, the place is amazing although I was a bit sad because I wasn’t able to capture lots of memories on this place. We weren’t allowed to take photos with flash because it may scare animals or worse it may trigger them to attack us since they aren’t bound by safety fences. But I have collected a few decent photos and here it is.
The sun is still up when we reached the night Safari and so we took our time picture taking of this wonder place.
Look at this crowd! The park was still closed so we had to wait outside together with these crowd.
At around 6:30 PM, the park finally opened and we were entertained by these guys in ethnic costume. They are crazy!! Stunning performance!
For fun, they even invited a tourist to come up and try to perform their fire dance. This Korean guy was lucky enough to be chosen and he was really funny.
After the show, we once again lined up to enter the main park and everyone were eager to wait.
here are some photos of the animals that we saw during our visit.
|PS: photos without watermarks were grabbed from Mr. Google :)|
After the tour, we went to this amphitheater to catch the Night show. Again the place was jam-packed with tourists.
These are few of the performances that we witnessed during the show.
Brave Korean girl was chosen to be part of the show. She's very lucky!
Mr. Otter right there teaches us how to segregate our garbage. Smart guy.
After the show with sissy.