Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My World Tuesday - Singapore Zoo - Cheetah

Still posting about my visit to the Singapore Zoo. Son and me had a great time at the zoo. We visited the Cheetah's enclosure.

One part of the enclosure has a glass separated the cheetah from us.
This is so funny and scary. We did not know that the Cheetah could see us through the glass same way as we see it.

My son was trying to take a good picture of the cheetah, so he was moving forward and backward and the cheetah apparently saw my son and it bared its sharp teeth....yikes!

I guess we looked like food to the cheetah...lol.

A short video showing the action of the cheetah. I certainly do not want to be its prey.

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Singapore Zoo - Babirusa

The babirusas only know how to eat and sleep...hahaha.

As soon as the zookeeper left some food in the enclosure and reopen the gate for them to re-enter, they rushed for the food...lol. What a funny sight.
The voices in the video belong to some tourists near me.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Singapore Mandai Zoo

White faced Saki Monkey

Mandrill - They looked so fierce.
There are so many different types of monkeys but I did not take much photos of them caused they are so active and jumping from trees to trees.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Singapore Zoo - Orang Utan

This is the sculpture of the famous Orang Utan of Singapore Zoo "Ah Meng". Ah Meng was the icon of the Singapore Zoo, she was first smuggled from Indonesia to Singapore and kept illegally as a housepet before she was discovered by a vet. You can read the rest of her story from Wikipedia.

Ah Meng passed away in 2008 due to old age. A sculpture was built to remember her. Not many animals get this priviledge but Ah Meng is so famous both locally and overseas that she get this special sculpture.

The enclosure of the Orang Utans.

The orang utans get to move around freely and they could actually climb out of their enclosures and move from trees to trees but they normally dont venture far. A zookeeper is around to keep an eye on them.

Ropes and nets are placed around the trees for the orang utans to move freely.

This short video is so cute, an orang utan watching the zookeeper feeding the arowana.

A short vdieo showing the orang utans moving from trees to trees and back to their enclosure.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Singapore Zoo - Proboscis Monkey

Proboscis monkeys are found mostly in freshwater swamp forests of Borneo. Males have a distinctive feature – a pendulous nose that is believed to help resonate their calls and also as an attraction to females. The dominant male always has the largest nose. Often, the nose is so big that the male will need to push it aside while feeding. (Source: Singapore Zoo )

The above photo was taken by my son. I guess my son is the better photographer than me...lol

There's a glass screen between us and the monkey.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Singapore Zoo - Cotton Top Tamarin

As soon as we enter the Singapore Zoo, near the entrance, we saw these cute Cotton Top Tamarin. They are free to jump from tree to tree but they dont venture far, I guess cause there's ready food over here.

The concept of the Singapore Zoo is that most of the animals are not locked up in cages all day, they have spaces to move about. Singapore Zoo displayed animals in naturalistic, 'open' exhibits, i.e. with hidden barriers, behind moats and plants, etc.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My World Tuesday - Singapore Zoo - White Tiger

Been a long time since I last visited the Singapore Zoo. Used to bring my kids there when they were young but when they grew up, they have so much commitments we dont have the time to visit the zoo again.

But recently, my youngest son was on long leave from his national service, he brought me to the zoo. Now it is the other way round...lol. Son bring mom and not mom bring son to the zoo. :)

There's much changes to the zoo since I last visited.

My post for my world tuesday are these rare white tigers. There are three of them in the enclosures.

In 2008 a worker from Malaysia had jumped into a moat at the white tiger enclave and was subsequently mauled to death by the white tigers.

"Prior to the incident, the zookeepers had actually noticed that the contract worker was behaving erratically.

"He was throwing things around and as he was walking out of the zoo, he passed comments like 'Goodbye, you won't see me again'. He later cycled back and 5 minutes later, the alarm went off." (Source: Channel News Asia )

Some kindergarten kids near me were making so much noise that it attracted the tiger. The way the tiger was walking up and down made me nervous, I thought it was like the tiger was checking its prey.
A short video on the white tiger.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Resort World Singapore

I had to walk past this passageway from the basement of Resort World to the Universal Studio. The passageway looked so beautiful. I had to take a short video to show you its beauty.

I dont have the time to venture into any of the hotels cause I spend the whole day at the theme park. Perhaps next time I will dine in one of the hotels.
This brings me to the last posting of Resort World Singapore.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Resort World SIngapore - Casino

The Casino is one of the main attraction of Resort World Singapore.

The ceiling above the casino's entrance. It looked like a spider web. I wondered if it has anything to do with fengshui.

At the basement of the resort world is the carpark for cars, coaches, taxi, public bus, etc. Those who live in neighbouring country like Malaysia can visit the resort world easily because there are many different coach packages to bring them to the resort. Most visit the resort for the casinos but there are many like me who visit the theme park, shopping, hotels, etc.
Long queues of taxi waiting for customers at the resorts. You need to pay an additional $3 surcharge for the taxi.

Tourists and foreigners get to visit the Casino free of charge while Singaporeans and permanent residents need to pay a levy of $100 per day or annual fee of $2000.

A performance at the resort.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Skywatch Friday - Resort World Singapore in Sentosa

Resort World Singapore on Sentosa Island is an intergrated resort with a casino, a theme park (Universal Studio), a musuem (not open yet), a Marine Life Park which includes the world's largest oceanarium (not open yet) and a few hotels.

The Maritime Xperiential Museum will house a 360-degree multimedia theatre where visitors can trace the history of the maritime Silk Route from the 9th to the 19th century. It will become the permanent home of the Jewel of Muscat. It is set to open in 2011.

The Marine Life Park will be the world's largest oceanarium, holding more than 20 million gallons of salt water habitats. It will be home to over 700,000 fish of various sizes and colours inside a 6.6 million gallon lagoon. While originally planned to include whale sharks, the controversial plan was eventually dropped. It is set to open in late 2011

(Source: wikipedia)

Can you find me in the reflection on the ball?

Lake of Dreams is a multimedia spectacular that combines the elements of water, fire, air and light, designed by Jeremy Railton. Source: (Wikipedia )

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My World Tuesday - Resort World Singapore - Candy

This is the candy shop outside the Universal Studio Singapore. You dont have to pay any admission tickets to walk around this area. Beside the Candy shop, there are many restaurants, eateries, pubs, etc.

This is part of the Resort World Singapore in Sentosa.

You can take photos in here but not inside the candy shop. I thought the candies looked so real and super cute.

The prices of the candies are reasonable and affordable and there are so many different types to choose from. I bought some home too.

I thought these M&M looked so super cute.

This huge Bottle of Hershey is from another shop. You could get so many different of chocolates in here too. Of course, I had to get some chocolates too, my family's favourites. :)

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