Science Centre, Singapore Zoo/Night Safari

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Geylang Road, on our way to Paya Lebar station

The first thing we did in Singapore was to buy our own Ezylink Fare Card, since we were mostly taking the MRT and bus to get around the city.  You get a refund when you surrender it, but since it's valid for 5 years, I decided to keep mine.  Plus, it makes a good souvenir, too!

Our first destination was Jurong East.  The Science Centre is a good place to visit first when in that area.  It offers a lot of things to see and do -- movies, exhibits, shops.  There are outdoor interactive exhibits and presentations, making it a fun and cheap way to spend a couple of hours.

A short walk from the Science Centre, Snow City was a great way to take an hour break from the warm weather.

Science Centre
 It was smaller than I expected, and nothing much to do except take photos and snowtube on the slope.  No winter in this part of the world, so it's a nice place to visit to feel how cold -5 degrees Celsius really is.

Next stop was the Singapore Zoo.  A definite must-see in Singapore!  We bought Park Hoppers Special tickets, which included entrance to the Zoo and to the Night Safari.  It's a good idea to study the map first, so you could work out a route to follow if you want to see as much of the zoo as possible.  We got to watch the "Elephants at Work and Play" show, and the theater itself added a very nice feel to it.  The elephant played a trick on the audience, spraying water on all of us.

Snowtubing in Snow City
  I suggest you don't sit on the front row (like we did!) if you find that thought unpleasant.  At the end of the show the audience got a chance to feed them. 

At 6pm, the Singapore Zoo closes, and the Night Safari opens its doors.  That night though, they couldn't open on time because it began to rain.  Because we wouldn't be able to come back another day, we decided to wait a while.  Fortunately the rain stopped, so they finally opened.  Instead of the walking tour we went on the 45-minute tram ride.  It was designed to feel like a safari tour around the world, and it was interesting to hear how all these nocturnal animals live.  We also caught the "Creatures of the Night" animal show in the amphitheatre, which also almost didn't happen because it rained again.  Seeing all those animals I never even heard of made the whole Singapore Zoo/Night Safari experience well worth it.

azzurri says:
True, I think the Night Safari was slightly better than the Zoo. Hahaha, can't wait to hear those stories! :P
Posted on: May 06, 2007
Amanda says:
I LOVE THE NIGHT SAFARI!! We had the most fun there, it was awesome! When I finally see you in person, I actually have some VERY funny stories to tell about that night...
Posted on: May 04, 2007
Isoinspira says:
Crazy!! Snowtubing sounds like a blast!
Posted on: Apr 02, 2007
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Geylang Road, on our way to Paya L…
Geylang Road, on our way to Paya …
Science Centre
Science Centre
Snowtubing in Snow City
Snowtubing in Snow City
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Zoo
lion king
lion king
hippo!
hippo!
Elephants at Work...
Elephants at Work...
...and Play
...and Play
treats for the elephants
treats for the elephants
babies
babies
Singapore
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