Hi everyone and welcome to another Travel Diary entry! This time I write to you from the lovely Singapore!
As I am writing this post, it has already been 6 days since my arrival. Whew, time flies! I have gone to quite a lot of tourist spots but I think I’ll introduce them one by one. Today’s post in about the Singapore Zoo.
Before we get into it however, here’s a story that we heard on the Night Safari that fascinated me. According to this story, Singapore was first found by the Sumatran Prince Sang Nila Utama. When he arrived on the land he saw a Lion, hence leading to the name Singapura (Singa=Lion, Pura=City). However, despite what historical records suggest, the travel guide said that Lions had never been native to the city! So no one really knows exactly what it was that the Lion saw.
I found the story quite fascinating and thought you might like it too. Going back to the Zoo, we went for two events at the Zoo – the River Safari and the Night Safari.
The Night Safari was extremely fascinating! We took a tram ride through the Jungle with Lions, Wolves and Hyenas merely a few feet away from us and with no barrier separating us! However, they were apparently well fed and trained because they never came anywhere close to us. As flash photography was prohibited in the Night Safari, I can’t share any of those moments here with you.
The River Safari is another story. We took a boat ride through a river between the forests while observing animals in their natural habitat. Here are a few pictures that I clicked.
There are so many more pictures I’d love to share but I feel like I’ve overdosed you with pictures enough. Both Safaris were extraordinary experiences and I couldn’t wait to share these with you guys.
That’s all for today, Hope you have a great day!