Checking Out RiverSafari, Singapore

This is the last set of photos that was backdated. We actually went to River Safari on 21 December 2014!

It was really spontaneous. Jhon had borrowed a Nikon 70-200mm lens for photo shoot and he had 1 more day to spend time with it. Just out of the blue, he asked, "Wanna go River Safari?". Obviously, I said yes.


Unless you like animals, this is will be a boring series of photos but in terms of experience, River Safari was rather interesting. It's like zoo meets underwater world meets bird park.

First stop was passing through the rivers of the world. The Mississippi River, Congo River, River Nile, Ganges River, Mekong River and the Yangtze River.



 The Mississippi paddlefish.



The cutest crocodile I've ever seen, African dwarf crocodile of the Congo river.


As you can see, I am still awesome at awkward poses. Checking the giant catfishes at Mekong River.

 


My favorite photo of Jhon thus far.



Passing through Yangtze river to see the lesser adjutant stork.


Yangtze Alligator.



Next was definitely one of our favorite spots; Giant Panda Forest. Not only because it's cooling habitat but the the pandassssssss!!!

Sharing the habitat, there were colorful golden pheasants. Their colors are so bright and concentrated. Pakai apa eh? Breeze eh?


Okay, I knew the red panda is cute but to see them in real life, I squealed like a little girl and I could've sworn my ovaries almost popped. My maternal instincts went bonkers and I want a red panda to call my own.


Okay, this guy looks grumpy but I swear he is shooocutteeee..



We also managed to meet Kai Kai and Jia Jia. To be honest, the ads and commotion made them so overrated but they were legit cute. Just like the red panda, I could stare at them the entire day even though all they ever do is eat and laze around.


Look at that fury cuteness.




After the Giant Panda Forest, we headed to the Amazon River Quest. I think our expectations were a little too high for it. It was a some what rather short ride with little bursts of excitement.


Spider monkey look so kesian.


Jaguar says what?


Jaguar says WAZZZZUPPPP!!


Pretty Caribbean flamingos.


Scarlet Ibis. Not Iblis eh?


 After the Amazon River Quest, we walked past the Wild Amazonia just to see the River Safari Cruise just for fun. You basically boat around the perimeter of the place lah. Just enjoy the breeze, surroundings and try to catch a glimpse of the animals.


 We even managed to see elephants and giraffes from the Singapore Zoo nearby.



After the boat ride, we noticed a side entrance to somewhere. In the map, it states, Golden-headed Lion Tamarin. Unfortunately, it was closed but we came upon to the animal trainers training a toucan. It was amazing to see the bird in action and real up close.




Continuing to Wild Amazonia, we saw the Jaguarmundi, Silver Arwana, Squirrel Monkeys and the green anaconda. Not much pictures taken here onwards because we were too hot and cranky to take photos and just want to enjoy the rest of the route.


 Why you so cute?


We spent most of our time at the Amazon Flooded Forest which was the last exhibit and my second favorite. It's no open ocean like the S.E.A Aquarium. But it was still surreal. Again, not many photos were taken plus, it was quite dark.

I had always been indifferent about the dugongs but seeing them floating and swimming around in such a big space somehow managed to steal a piece of our heart. No joke.


And yes, we were suckered to buy an overpriced photo. But it's an only couple photo we got and I think we were on our panda high. Too happy to say no. Look at the cheesy thumbs up and my gummy smile.



   

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