It was a wet morning and we nearly abandoned our plan, but the rain let up so we did go in. We only paid for one ticket as a nice gentleman with a corporate entrance card let us tumpang him. Such a nice guy. The Singapore Zoo is really nice and green. Plenty of greenery. Clean and no unpleasent smells. The open zoo concept is fantastic. We didn't see everything as it started to rain again and we were quite tired. But all in all, we got to see some white bengal tigers (Omar!), parrots, otters, wild boars, spider monkeys, orang utans, baboons, kangaroos, emus, pygmy hippos, snakes, polar bears (Inuka!), penguins and elephants. We bid the animals goodbye and headed to City Hall. We stopped at TCC for coffee and cake. Excellent food and service, but quite expensive. Kiat ended up paying the bill, so SK and I still owe them a meal. Pengz.
Some random observations about Singaporeans:
- PDA among young couples is prevalent. Lotsa drama-drama. Clinging. Hugging.
- Teenage girls like to congragate on the floor. Reach any mall, and you'll see them having a pinic on the floor, minus the tikar mengkuang. So clean ar? See them enter the MRT, and they'll sit on the floor. I hope somebody stepped in dog poo that day.
SK and I met KH at 6:00pm and we were introduced to POD, James and Benji. They had hoped that we'd go for POD and Daniel's birthday BBQ but I declined. Wanted to spend more quality time with KH and I'm sure POD understood. For dinner, we headed to Ding Tai Fung. Always wanted to try that place, but I was quite disappointed. Should have went to Crystal Jade instead. However, all was not lost as the beef soup I ordered was excellent. Full of flavour and the slices of beef were marbled with fat, making each bite melt in your mouth. After dinner, we walked around City Link Mall a bit before calling it a day. Couldn't wait to get back home. :P. More in the sequel...