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Day 3 Singapore Getaway: Singapore Zoo & Chicken Rice Dinner

Day 3 was our trip to the Singapore Zoo (wouldn’t miss it for the world!) – It was Hannah’s first time, but Ethan could hardly remember his first, so it was sort of a brand new experience for both of them.  We took the hotel shuttle to Orchard MRT and then boarded the MRT to a station near the zoo.  Thereafter we arrived at the zoo via bus.






The weather was scorching hot, but still we managed to see a fair bit of animals.  The kids were ecstatic to see the animals in real life, but when the kids got restless, the cameraman was still busy taking animal photos…






We ended up having our lunch in KFC and Hannah was especially excited about the animal shaped chairs, switching from zebra to elephant to lion to panda…


We couldn’t escape it.  KFC was situated right smack in the middle of Rainforest Kidzworld, just next to the Wet Play Area.  And of course Ethan and Hannah wanted in on the fun…this time (as opposed to when we were at Jurong Birdpark), I remembered to bring their swimming gear.

Ethan was well above the height requirement, but Hannah was at the height where she needed an adult to accompany her…so hmmm…what to do???


Since Mommy was the designated photographer, that leaves just Daddy…with one problem.  I forgot to bring the ADULTS’ swimgear.  So Daddy had to go in with his shirt and jeans…which actually turned out to be a splendid idea, up till the moment when a gigantic bucket of water poured water all over him! 😀


Here are some other precious shots from the Wet Play area:





We made it a point to catch the Elephants of Asia show, which we remembered was really good, from our last visit to the zoo.


The children definitely agreed.  The show was a full house, and we had to make do by sitting on the steps along the actual benches.  But what made the experience memorable was when Ethan and Hannah experienced feeding the elephants some fruits and vegetables.

“Mommy, don’t we need to peel the bananas for the elephants?” Ethan asked.





Oh yeah…and Ethan will tell you that he witnessed an orang utan peeing from one of the overhead tree branches onto the road below.  It was a good thing no one was standing there at that time!


We also succumbed to the temptation of an icy cold sensation in the form of Icy Slush…something like a slushee, but served in a really tall novelty container with a sippy straw.  The kids LURVED it!!



Amazing how we managed to have loads of fun despite the hot hot weather…


Yes, the many different colorful elephant statues which were all over Singapore made their appearance in the zoo too…



…and then, just as we were wondering how the kids can still have so much energy left in them, little Hannah fell asleep on my shoulder as we were making our way out of the zoo in the evening (Carrying a sleeping toddler was like déjà vu from our last Singapore Zoo trip)


We decided to take a cab back to our hotel then, since we were running a little late and were meeting some friends for dinner later.  Turned out we reached our hotel with a few minutes to spare for a much-needed toilet break and quick freshening-up.


Wonder why Ethan is so excited about dinner?

Our friends took us to supposedly the best chicken rice restaurant in Singapore…and it definitely did not fail to deliver.


The Boon Tong Kee restaurant we went to was the one next to the Boon Keng MRT station.  Ethan had seconds and was enjoying every single morsel on his plate…while Hannah enjoyed nibbling on the soft and succulent roasted pork ribs.


See how yummy it looks?


All in all, a very eventful day which ended on a tasty and delicious note!


Previously: Day 2 Singapore Getaway: Jurong Bird Park

Next: Day 4 Singapore Getaway: From Orchard to Sentosa

  1. Joey’s avatar

    Singapore Zoo indeed looks like a lot of fun! From your photos, the animals look well fed and happy, the environment seems clean as well. Have you been to our Zoo Negara? Is SG zoo a lot better? I didn’t enjoy myself at our national zoo and am not planning to bring E there too. Perhaps it’s time to plan for a trip to Singapore this year 🙂

    Joyce says: Yes, the animals indeed look very healthy in the Singapore Zoo, and there’s no bad “zoo stench” too, if you know what I mean. I’ve not been to Zoo Negara though, but I know that Singapore Zoo is one of the best in the world…you won’t be sorry! 🙂


  2. Chloe'sMummy’s avatar

    Your kids are very adorable and I enjoy reading your blog very much! Have been browsing the whole morning… kinda like stuck at your blog while blog-hopping hehe. I’ll be back 🙂

    Joyce says: Thanks! Happy reading!



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