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Published: June 16th 2014
Today started early with our trip to Singapore Zoo. We were to meet in the lobby at 8:00am to be driven the 35 minutes out to Singapore Zoo.
We got there and was greeted with a fantastic buffet breakfast. Then the Orangutans came out and we were able to go and have our photos with them. While in line they also had a big snake that you could have placed on you shoulders to get a photo.
After breakfast we made our way around the park, starting with the Polar Bear. In the water he looked happy but when he got out he looked sad and highly annoyed at everything. His fur was missing in places and what was there looked really manky. This part of the zoo was depressing; it's too hot in Singapore for Polar Bears! After this we saw a real life Wolverine, I thought it was just a movie. The Africa was next, where we saw the Zebras, Lions, Giraffes, Rhinoceros etc.
Next up was the butterfly enclosure which also had Ducks, Birds, Stingrays, Sloths and Bats in it, among various other odd creatures.
Next we saw the Chimpanzees playing; they were so cute. Next
was the Crocodiles, Penguins, Seals, Elephants, Hippopotamus, White Tiger and some ugly animal which I'm still not sure what it was. Then it was time to jump back on the bus toward the hotel.
By this time the sun had come out so it was time to sit by the pool, and sit is what we did. Come 2:00pm we got changed and headed for Orchard Road. It is a 2.2 kilometre-long boulevard
that is the retail
hub of Singapore
. Orchard Road got its name from the nutmeg
and fruit orchards or the plantations that the road led to in the mid-1800s. Commercial development began in the twentieth century and took off in the 1970s. Orchard Road contains numerous upmarket restaurants
, coffee chains, cafés, nightclubs and hotels. It is the site of the official residence and office of the President of Singapore
, the Istana
We walked into many stores before it all got a little too much and Dani and I jumped in a taxi bound for Chinatown, Bec stayed on Orchard Road.
Chinatown was cool. Lots of buildings that were French/Spanish inspired, pretty buildings. We had an early dinner at a restaurant called Don Jian. Cool
place. I had black pepper noodles, satay sticks and spring rolls, and they were all amazing. After dinner we walked through the Chinatown Market, they were typical Asian markets.
Then jumped in a cab back to Raffles City where we met up with Bec for icecream then headed back to the hotel.
Bec and I did hair masks and face masks and watched a movie to finish off a long day.
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