We visited the zoo yesterday and I only found time to write this entry today as I was poofed. It was raining heavily for 3 consecutives days over the weekend in Singapore and it only stopped raining on Monday evening. We actually intended to visit the zoo since last week but the bad weather forced us to postphone and postphone until I got fed up. Rain or no rain, we are going on Tuesday.
And what a surprise. The weather was pretty good that day. Although it did showered a few drops here and there but its always at the right time and right moment. hehe Why do I say that? Because it rained while we were having lunch in the zoo. Followed by a small shower before girl girl had her pony ride. Then finally it rain heavily while we were leaving! So I think we got blessed or something.
The trip was pretty fun. We reached the zoo at around 10.45am. I rented a sheltered wagon even a friend of mine ndroo of fuzzyeyeball.com warned me not to. The electric sccooters were all out (there were a lot of people that day actually, I think they too, waited for the rain to stop). And I sincerely regretted it. The strollers would be a better option as the wagons are really sucky. It's big and heavy and the wheels seem ko ya (spoilt). The shelter is a joke. One pull on the support and its off... and the bloody handle!! You can't fix it in an upright position so it just fall down if you stop pulling it. Bloody 18 bucks for this nonsense.
Anyway, luckliy girl girl is willing to sit in it so its easier for me to watch her movement. Boy boy is sticky to wify so he oftens stands up in the wagon while we were moving. In the end, Wife had to carry him for almost the whole journey. Our bags are in the wagon though so my mum and I took turn pulling the wagon.
We took a stroll along the white tiger trail all the way to the primates before we stopped and ate at the zoo restaurant.. Bloody chicken rice cost 9 bucks.. whoa.. daylight robbery again hahaha. Well, its the only cafeteria so no choice. Just spend. Started to rain while we just start eating and the rest of the people in the park start streaming into the cafeteria too.
Just when we moved out and took the tram for a spin, it stopped raininga again so we dropped off at the Afircan wildlife station and continued our journey on foot and wagon.
The kids enjoyed watching the animals. Especially the giraffe which ah boy just keeping looking at the world tallest mammmal.
At the kid's park, Girl had her pony ride and the guide at the pony ride station is really a very nice chap. Chatted with us and even let ah boy sit on the pony for free to take photo. Should have asked for his name and write a commendation letter for him. Very good service :)
We then stroll around the area and there was a children's water park. We had a hard time convincing my girl not to play in it as she just recovered from her flu. Luckly my mum had a few cherries in her bag to help in the persuasion .. hehe
Finally, we just took the tram back again to the center part of the zoo and its during the tram ride when it started raining again. We left the zoo around 2.30pm. Ah boy was already asleep in my wife's arm and girl girl is showing signs of sleepiness. On the car, girl already fell asleep.
I did not take a lot of photos this time as the weather was bad and unpredictable. Will post them once I have go through them. Now have to prepare the new year eve feast and tomorrow's trip :P