Visit to River Safari, Singapore

River Safari was opened in April 2013 in Singapore – Mandai area. There are a few buses heading to River Safari.

You can take bus 138 from Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange or bus 927 from Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange (via Woodlands Road) to River Safari.

Of course, this is one of the most attractive places that people should come and visit at River Safari! To see the Pandas – Kai Kai and Jia Jia.

Do visit Kai Kai and Jia Jia at the Giant Panda Forest.

Look at Kai Kai – Isn’t him adorable? Jia Jia is very shy.

Do not scare those cute animals…

Inuka has been relocated to Frozen Tundra at River Safari from Singapore Zoological Garden. When I first saw Inuka in 1994, he was just a cute baby.

Now he has grown up to be so big.

Mississippi River…

Do catch the beaver there!

Mekong River section – where you can see the fishes and animals from Mekong Delta (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myammar, China and Thailand area)

I will encourage people to buy a boat ride ticket at $5/pax for adults to have a quick view of the animals. The ride was great and I could get a quick glimpse of the animals within a short period of time. Nice!

Do visit http://www.riversafari.com.sg/ for the latest updates and promotions!

Paddington – The movie

My favorite Peruvian bear is finally on the screen! So cute. I love its positive attitude as it always smiles.

Paddington Bear

I used to own quite a number of Paddington bear t-shirts as the t-shirts were more easily available in the mid 2000s and nowadays it is not easy to find Paddington bear products in the shops. I even designed a clock based on Paddington bear then.

Paddington Bear with his suitcase

This bear travelled from Peru to London on its own after its home was being destroyed by earthquake and its guardian – Aunt Lucy, had to go to home for the retirement bears. Paddington station – was the place where it met Mr Brown and his family, thus they named it as Paddington.

Aunt Lucy

Paddington as it faces its own adventures while getting used to its new life in London while being chased by Milicent (Nicole Kidman) to be part of her collection for display.

Do have a good laugh while watching this polite bear getting into troubles unwittingly and adapting the new environment. I will give this movie 4 out of 5 stars.

Now, please take care of this bear and enjoy the show. See you next time.

Knut the polar bear gets Berlin Zoo memorial

I pitied this little polar bear named Knut, who died at the age of 4 years. It was so cute when it was just a baby cub. Knut, The first polar bear born at the zoo for more than 30 years, was rejected by his mother and fed instead by his keeper Thomas Doerflein.

Felt sad that there’s lesser and lesser polar bears alive. I hope people can save the polar bears & conserve them despite of global warming & ice cap melting. Some of them died due to loss of habitat & some may not get used to the new environment. It was heart-warming to see so many people being the fans of polar bears & hope people can do something to help them.

Now there’s a memorial for this polar bear at Berlin Zoo in Germany 1 year after its death. It is part of the remembrance of this special polar bear who lived in the Berlin Zoo then. For more details of the story, please visit http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/world/story/knut-the-polar-bear-gets-berlin-zoo-memorial-20121024

Say ‘NO’ to Ivory trade! Join Elephant March

Some people killed elephants for their tusks only. Every piece of ivory comes from a dead elephant and the population of elephants has been declining due to the increasing demand for ivory.

Visit elephantmarch.com and show your support towards say No to ivory trade to save the elephants and join the IFAW campaign today by joining in the Elephant March and save the elephants!