I'll start with our family trip to Singapore last summer of 2011. It was a very memorable vacation because it was Yohan's first airplane ride and it was our first trip out of the country as a family. It was an adventure from the start because we didn't go on a tour. The tour packages we reviewed only featured selected places so we decided to go on our own. It was a great decision because we were free to choose our destinations. I booked our airline tickets and hotel accommodation online.
Our Singapore trip was tailored fit for Yohan. We know how much he loves animals so we put the top 3 zoos in Singapore on our itinerary.
The Singapore Zoo was so amazing! It was an adventure in a tropical forest. We came close and personal with different animals. Just imagine 2500 animals living in that 28-hectare sanctuary.
The animals in Singapore Zoo enjoy living in wide and lush habitats. They have a taste of freedom unlike the animals from other zoos that spend all their time in small cages.
Some of the animal attractions in the zoo.
Here are just a few of the animals we encountered during our walk ...
It was a pleasure to see 3 beautiful white tigers, also called Bengal tigers. walking, swimming and playing in such a spacious habitat.
One of the majestic white tigers at Singapore Zoo.
Yohan and I rode on the back of a beautiful Asian elephant. We also saw several other elephants playing with a huge ball and spraying each other with water. I've always been awed by the intelligence and strength of elephants.
Fun elephant ride.
There were free-ranging orangutans on top of the trees. It was so cool to see them swing, lounge and play right above our heads.
It was Yohan's first time to see a giraffe. We wanted it to be truly memorable so we let him feed one of the giraffes. Just look at that long tongue!
Feeding the giraffe with carrot sticks.
At that time, Angry Birds was at the height of its popularity. It was funny because a foreigner approached my husband and offered to buy the shirt he was wearing. Jules politely declined. :)
The zebras were so close.
Before going home, we bought several furry pals and shirts as keepsakes.
At the souvenir shop.