Thursday, October 11, 2012

A DAY AT THE SINGAPORE ZOO - PART ONE

19 students of 2KP1 started to gather in front of the school as early as 7:00 a.m. and the bus arrived half an hour later. Unfortunately for us, the traffic at the CIQ and Johor Causeway was real bad. To make matter worse, there were a lot of people queuing at the immigration and we only arrived at the Singapore Zoo by 10:00 a.m. - meaning that we had spent almost 2 1/2 hours on the road.

at the school gate


the chartered bus


at the Zoo entrance



We managed to get the school trip package from the ticket counter and if you are wondering how much does it cost to enter the Zoo, each student is charged only SD$21.00, including the unlimited tram rides and one way boat ride, which was much cheaper than the usual fare. However, booking had to be done beforehand and you can do this via the phone or e-mail.

the animals seen along the way to the amphitheater


the star of the show
Being an experienced zoo visitor, the first place I had to take the students was the amphitheater as the first animal show should start at 10:30 a.m. We had to walk very quickly and could not stop to see the few animals which could be waiting for us. When we arrived there, there were still a lot of vacant seats and we managed to get the best spots. A few of the kids sat at in the first two rows which meant they were ready to be splashed wet with the water from the pool.

waiting eagerly...







The sea lion show would be one of the main attractions of the zoo. The audience, both the young and the old, were truly entertained by the sea lion's intelligence but too bad, it lasted only for a short while.

TO BE CONTINUED...