I tossed and turned in bed while watching Mickey Mouse on TV with Nizzar. The little boy was very happy to see me next to him when he woke up. Finally got out of bed at 9.30am as I remembered I had to send Nadim to his Kelas Tambahan at 10.30 am.
So I hit the shower and was ready to go by 10am. I pooled everyone to come along so we could have breakfast together.
After a hearty breakfast of roti canai at Dharbar, I was thinking, "Apa nak buat ni?" I had about 1.5 hours to kill before I pick up Nadim from school at 12.30 pm. So I thought, "Let's go to the zoo nak?" It was so nearby anyway.
My maid was pretty excited but Nadira was a bit sceptical, "In this heat?" I told her I'm sure they have shades.
So off we went. Hee.. hee... me in my heels, Nizzar in his selipar jepun! So tak plan!
As it was still quite early, there were not many people around. We took the tram ~ didn't want to hurt my feet walking long distance, did I?
The little boy was pretty excited when he saw the elephants and giraffes. We saw one or two tigers, a bear, some monkeys, rhinos and hippos, zebras.. and that's about it. The tram driver told us the animals were mostly asleep as they just had their meals. Oh well... that explains the empty cages.
The last time I visited the zoo was in 1999, a good 10 years ago. Nothing much have changed since then, the animals' living conditions are still the same. Sometimes I feel sorry for the animals at our zoo. If you've visited the Singapore Zoo, I'm sure you know what I mean.
Considering the droves of people who visit the zoo especially during school holidays, I'm sure the authorities can do something about it. Make the place more lively, add more animals and attractions. The animals at our zoo looked so bored!
Nevertheless, the zoo is a great place for family outings. I only wish it is given a new life.
We didn't take any photos as we didn't bring our camera. But near the zoo entrance, there is a place where you can get your photos taken by a professional photographer for a fee. We did just that, and my husband was surprised with what he saw, "You all pegi zoo?!" He couldn't believe his eyes.