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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

The Zoo



Hubby wanted to go for shopping but I was so very sick of it. I prefer some nature outings. I suggested the butterfly park as the bird park in Lake Garden was quite good the last time we went.

We drove all the way there. When we arrived at the entrance, the butterfly park did not look all interesting and it was a bit small. Hubby made another suggestion to head to the zoo. Bb was sleeping at that time, so eventually we decided zoo it was. It was a second trip to the zoo this year alone.

This time bb has more awareness, he could recognize more animals. He fed carrot to the deer, wanted to touch the camel badly, climbed up the ape man signboard like an ape, calling out the bus in the zoo, running loosely like a wild cat. There was this one instance when we were resting at one of the bus stand in the zoo. A 5 or 6yr old kid was having his Mamee snack, the kid was making some sign to bb and bb took out a strip of Mamee and put it in his mouth. OMG! When did he have a strip of Mamee with him? It’s too late to stop him and I don’t want to be seen as rude in front of the kid’s parents. When the bus arrived, he waved bye bye to the elder kid without me telling him to. Kids do have their way of communicating, it surprised me sometimes!

Malaysia zoo is still pretty much a third world one, sorry to say that but I really hope one day they could be on par with the Taronga zoo in Sydney or any other better zoo in the world. Parents, let’s keep our fingers cross.

Nevertheless, it was quite a satisfying trip as we sweat and exercise a teeny bit. At least it’s much much better than shopping in a congested mall.

10 comments:

A-Li said...

oh, that must be an interesting outing. I have always preferr natural stuff than shopping malls. But if it was Singapore Zoo, it would be so much better! I never get bored visiting there as it is well shaded and some stops are even air-conditioned! Besides, you won't feel bad for the animals as they were well taken care of. Love it!

mom2ashley said...

that's nice. shopping at the malls now could be a really bad idea..with the crowd and all...

wHOisBaBy said...

Hi there,

Thanks for visiting my blog. And thank you for your comment. I am happy to know someone is reading it.

I enjoy reading your blog because it makes me feel like I am back home in Malaysia. I feel home sick a lot of the times and especially craving for all the authentic Malaysian food - especially NASI LEMAK. ehhehehe ... couldn't find anything that can match that here in Los Angeles.

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Anna

jazzmint said...

i heard taiping zoo is the best in Malaysia!!

mumsgather said...

Sounds like your bb had a pretty wild time at the zoo. Hehehe. Anyway, heres wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

Zara's Mama said...

For 10bucks.. what do you expect woh..

To the kids, it's still an enjoyable place to be.. For us, may look che kai la.

geetha said...

I was always thinking of bringing my boy to our zoo. But I was afraid that it would not be interesting, with the animals just lazying around, with no activities.

I think I should try it out...

Allyfeel said...

a-Li,
May be I shall try Singapore Zoo next. Can visit Jean as well hor, want to go together?

mom2ashley,
I have always preferred greenery than shopping. Guess it's not gonna last. A series of shopping spree has begun for the coming Chinese New Year.

wHoisBaby,
Hi there, thanks for stopping by.
I can understand that, it's not easy to find nice food over there. The home sick is unbearable especially during festive season. Try cooking it yourself and blog about it like greenapple.
Have a prosperous New Year :)

Jazz, I have not been there but heard that their night safari is not bad.

mumsgather,
Hi, yes like a wild cat until he got sick the day after.
Happy New Year to u n family too.

Zara's mama,
True also, so I think I should not complain too much hor...just appreciate la since bb enjoyed himself. :P

Geetha,
Hi, thanks for stopping by. Why not, as long as kids enjoy em, I am sure we parents don't mind. Give it a go...:)

Twin said...

allyfeel: eh your zoo pic is very nicely designed. what program are you using?

Happy new year 2006!!

Allyfeel said...

Twin,
Thanks! I used Photoshop to layout those photos. Happy New Year 2006 to you too. Have fun :)