The Singapore Zoo is a must-see so whenever friends and family come over to visit and ask recommendations from me about where to go, I always mention the zoo. Last month, friends came over to visit and I accompanied them for a day at the zoo. Even though it can get tiring because the Singapore Zoo is huge — it’s 26 hectares (that’s a lot of walking!) — and walking around in the heat is no picnic, I like exploring the zoo during the day. It allows for more interaction with the animals. The Night Safari is a must-do as well. My advice: If you have time, the kids are with you and everyone is fit enough to walk around, then go spend the day in the zoo. It’s worth it.
Practically our first stop was the white tigers exhibit. Singapore Zoo only has two white tigers. A male called Omar and a female called Winnie. Contrary to what some believe, white tigers are not albinos. Their color is a result of a recessive gene — they’re freaks of nature. They’re also bigger at birth and in adulthood.
Omar, getting fish-spa’d
Baby hippo saying hello to baby human
Sweaty but enjoying ourselves…
Watchu lookin’ at?
These look like aliens to me
Blue on blue: Carrie getting with the program with the birds
I love the color of this snake!
Zookeeper giving giant tortoise a shower
Orangutans! Love ’em!
Me, feeling in safari!