the singapore zoo, mandai


just a short one, to say HELLO I’M ALIVE AND WELL, but I’m traveling in China and eating so much that this blogging thing is taking pause.

if you’re doing your own sort of traveling in my part of the world – the singapore zoo is a lovely, lovely whole-day attraction that I managed to return to just a couple weeks ago.


I have old memories of school trips here – but it’s just as overwhelming and just as amazing as an adult (and it makes for fantastic photos, too).


there’s good eating to be had at the zoo too, and not too expensive if you’re already prepared for it. we had good nasi lemak – fragrant rice cooked with coconut milk, with a slightly dry chicken (though plenty tasty) and very good sweet chilli (really the point of the dish) – and a good, thick rendition of laksa redolent with more coconut milk and tender noodles.

surprisingly good food, and a even more surprisingly fantastic visit in all – a definite must visit.

The Singapore Zoo
80 Mandai Lake Road
Singapore 729826
tel + +65 6269 3411
http://www.zoo.com.sg/