Friday, October 9, 2015

Singapore River Safari - Manatee Exhibit

Seven manatees have been moved from the Singapore Zoo to the River Safari which houses the world's largest freshwater aquarium. They are part of the River Safari's Amazon Flooded Forest exhibit, which showcases the annual flooding of the Amazon rainforest where fish and other creatures swim among the trees. Read more from source.

Video of the manatees swimming, they swam so beautifully, looked like mermaids.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Singapore River Safari Part 2 - Pandas

The highlight of our visit to Singapore River Safari must be the Pandas Exhibit.

Kai Kai (凯凯) and Jia Jia (嘉嘉) are housed in a specially constructed climate-controlled enclosure which change throughout the four seasons emulating their original environment. The zoo grows its own 8,000-square-metre (86,000 sq ft) plantation of special bamboo specially for the feeding of the giant pandas. These pandas are a sign of the twentieth anniversary of friendly Sino-Singapore relations. The names of the two pandas were selected from entries of a public naming competition organised in 2010. The pandas, which arrived in September 2012, are on a ten-year loan from China.

Read more from Wikipedia.

Meals of Kai Kai

Meals of Jia Jia

Kai Kai is so adorable and easy to take photo of him cause he is so active.

Meanwhile Jia Jia is sleeping so soundly.

Video of the Pandas Exhibit.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Singapore River Safari Part 1 - Fishes

Recently, my son brought me to Singapore River Safari. Not a good time to visit cause of the haze blown over from Indonesia Fire Forest. But as we already bought the tickets online, decided to go ahead with the visit but did not choose to take the boat ride cause of the hazy condition.

Even the staff were wearing masks. Every where I looked is so blur and hazy but luckily most of the exhibits were indoor and were shaded from all the huge vast trees.

Many such riddles along the walk through the exhibits.

Enjoyed looking at all the different species of the fishes, looked out for more exhibits in Part 2 in next post.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Mid Autumn Festival 2015 - Hazy Moon

Today is the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, where most Chinese celebrate the Mid Autumn Festival. This year the moon looked so red and hazy cause of the haze blown over from Indonesia Forest Fire. The haze is really bad , choking us, all my siblings are coughing and visited the doctors.

I looked out of the window and saw the moon so red and hazy, decided to zoom on the moon. My camera is Panasonic Lumix and could zoom 20X, it looked as if the craters on the moon could be seen or is it the haze. I am not sure but definitely is not the cloud cause I did not see any clouds passing by the moon when I took the photo.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Haze is back

The haze is back in Singapore. It was due to burning of plantation in Indonesia. The companies involved were so irreponsible for polluting the air. Affecting neighbouring countries like Singapore and Malaysia and the worse affected were their own citizen in Indonesia. Kalimantan having PSI like 2000, scary figure. Here our PSI are above 250, already many falling sick with cough and eyes irritation.

There's government subsidy for medical fees for haze related illness, for those earning below $1800 or senior citizen, children and low income groups. For more information, view haze subsidy.