Jurong Bird Park, Singapore Zoo, & Night Safari
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I decided to get the $45 ticket to cover Jurong Bird Park, Singapore Zoo, and the Night Safari. I was hoping that I'd be able to spend enough time at each and do the three in the one day - due to them all being on the other side of town from where I was staying and my limited time.
I was really impressed with the bird park. All the exibits were very good. I came across this big lizard thing inside one of the avairies - I really wonder if it was supposed to be in there with all the birds. I also found the way they had a heap of Mawcaws trained just to stay in their open air exibit quite amazing.
Due to time shortage I decided to get a cab to the zoo, rather than bus, train, and bus. It only cost about $14 so wasn't that bad and my guess would be that it would have saved at least an hour in travelling time.
Again the zoo was very impressive and well set out. The free range orangutans were interesting to sit and watch. I managed to get round the circuit with about an hour to spare before closing time at 6.00 pm so was able to spend a bit more time going back over some of the exibits. (Didn't sit in on any of the shows though).
Went and had a feed at KFC - located outside the zoo and waited for the Night Safari to commence - 7.30 from memory. Again this was quite good - I decided to walk the tracks first as most of the crowd had headed for the 'Creatures of the Night' show or the tram. I didn't realise at first that you're not allowed to take photographs (use flash) until I saw a sign with it on - I checked my guide thingy then and realised that it wasn't allowed for any of the animals (oops).-
At the end of the walks you come to a swinging bridge and this part of the trail had been themed for Halloween.
After this I went to the show - again very well done. Then off for the tram ride as you can't get to all the exhibits on foot - only thing is they sting you another $10 for the ride.
Managed to find a bus that got me back to the MRT and found my way home.