Sunday, November 30, 2014

River Safari [29/11]

My brother passed me a free entry ticket to River Safari that can be used during the month of November only. Using this as an opportunity, AJ and myself plan a visit to the River Safari on the 29th November.

We took a taxi from Balestier to Choa Chu Kang as the way is faster and more direct. We arrived in around 20mins and begin our journey to the River Safari.

Pass the gates, we were greeted by the river and the equatorial rainforests.

The River Safari are grouped into different river themes such as the Ganges, the Yangtze River, the Amazon and so on. And in each theme house the different aquatic creatures behind the glass.

We continue walking to an indoor enclose area and noticed this furry creature (Red Panda) walking around the branches. It can get really close to us (1-metre away) from the branches to the visitors below.

And here we have the two pandas. Here is the more outgoing panda (Kaikai).

And here is the more introvert panda (Jiajia).

It is coming close to lunch time. We decide to have lunch at the Mama Panda Kitchen.

We ordered wanton noodles bamboo rice and two panda buns.

From the cafe, there is quite a good view of the river that discharges out into the reservoir. There is also the bridge linking the other side of the river.

It's going to rain soon. And it did. It rained for the next 2 hours. We just sat at the entrance dimsum restaurant, while waiting the rain to go off.

As it started to rain, we explored the Amazon theme area, with the piranhas below.

At this place, there is a large aquatic showcase.

After the rain has slowed to a drizzle, we tried the $5, 10mins Amazon River Quest.

The front of the boat can get a bit wet as it plunge into the river beyond.

Here we have flamingos.

Next we went for the $5, 20mins River Safari cruise. It is a journey around the reservoir, where we can have good views of the animals living by the river in the zoo.

Here is the tour guide explaining to us the habitats living around. She went around letting us feel the texture of the tail of a giraffe.

The quiet boat ride.

With elephants up on the hill...