Today we travelled to 'Singapore Zoo' and the 'Singapore Zoo Night Safari'. When we were in the taxi on the way to the Zoo it started to rain very heavily and it was a bit on and off for a few hours but didn't cause too much of a problem. We bought some big anoraks which were a life saver because when it rains in Singapore it pours! It didn't stop us from beginning our Zoo adventure and it cleared up in the afternoon/evening which was perfect for the Night Safari.
A highlight at the Zoo was the 'Splash Safari Show' where they had a Sea Lion (Pedro) do all sorts of tricks and it just blew us away. He was clapping and nodding and did all sorts of funny things. He was clearly very well trained and it was an incredible show! Andrew and I were in the 2nd row in the amphitheatre which was the 'SPLASH ZONE' so we got a tad wet. This didn't bother us because we were wet from the rain anyway. The Sea Lion, on command from his trainer, could soak the audience!
We got some fantastic photos and I have uploaded an album on here so you can take a look. This is probably the easiest way for me to describe the incredible animals and creatures we saw at the Zoo. Unfortunately our camera battery died so we couldn't take any photos during the evening 'Night Safari' but we wouldn't have been able to capture much of this, if any, so we weren't too worried at all.
The 'Night Safari' was spectacular! We hopped on a tram at first to see the larger animals that you can't see as close or by walking around the park and the tram was narrated, so we knew what we were looking at. This was a great start to our visit and we timed it well because we were back in time to queue up for the 8:30pm show, 'Creatures of the Night'. The animals were trained to perform some pretty amazing tasks. The Otters were show stoppers! A rubbish bin with plastic cups, paper cups and aluminium tins had been knocked over by some Mare Cats so it was the Otters job to clean this up. Three Otters entered individually from the back part of what was like a stage/scene, popped into the water and out again to arrive at the front of the stage where the presenter was. She had brought out three bins labelled plastic, paper and aluminium and the three little Otters one at a time came and put the recycling into the correct bin. They were so cute to watch and it was very clever.
After the show we had a walk around the parts of the park that you don't see on the tram and saw a few of the animals much closer. I couldn't handle the Bat Cave! Eeeek! I clung onto Andrew and got out of there as quick as I could! The Bats swooped up, down and around and came so close to us. I definitely wouldn't return to this part of the Zoo again in a hurry!
We caught a taxi home and since we hadn't had dinner we grabbed a small bite to eat at the place Dave and Vanessa took us on our first night. All the eating places are open so late here and people seem to eat at any time of the day. We then headed back to the apartment to have a quick chat with Dave and Ness before hitting the sack.
It was a very big day, our feet were sore and we slept like logs!