Archive for September, 2009

Monkey Business and a few others :D

Posted in Blogroll, Places, Singapore, Tourism on Friday, September 25, 2009 by Colin Quek

Brought my camera to the Singapore Zoo recently with the GF. It’s been almost 20 years since I visited the zoo. Some of the old favorites like Ah Meng are no longer around. But the tropical feel of the place remained, bringing back sweet memories. Especially of the time when as a kid with his first camera, I shot 3 rolls of 24 exposures on all the animals that fancied me. The father hit the roof when the film processing bill came of course 🙂

I’ve decided to shoot the animals in their interesting pose instead of the usual “animal portraits”. So here goes…

RocksI have no idea what these 2 were doing, looks like sleeping to me 🙂

LookingUpI can’t recall the name of this little fella, but he has this habit of
looking into the sky the whole time…looking out for eagles?

Of course not all the animals were so energectic throughout the day, so were practically tired out… or so I think?

Prone Either this guy is busy worshipping the “sun god” or he’s just lazing around having a nice tan


There were of course less enthusiatic characters around,
but I have to give this guy credit, he has a family of 5 to take care of!

Not to neglect details, I’ve spotted a few interesting feet, here are some of them:


This belongs to a Fruit Bat, one of the largest bats in the world



This is the paw of a White Tiger, as shown below having a nice cool “fish spa” in the pond



And he stayed this way for more than 30 minutes!

We decided to visit the usual ostriches and one of them was particularly friendly, it actually posed for the camera!


There were a few less glamorous shots, but they are animals and sometimes they do the cutest of things. Before I sign off for the night, the parting shot 🙂