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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Bangkok Safari

Another thing that we did on our recent trip to Bangkok that we have not done before was to go to on a Safari. Yes you read right a Safari! You see now that the little one is older and more demanding LOL we need to find stuff that is more entertaining for her. So instead of the usual shopping and stuff we have to find new and improved things to do.

Now when I first heard about the Safari I too was skeptical but boy was I in for a pleasant surprise.

There were birds and macaws of wonderful colours at Birdland. This picture was take by my little girl.
There was a Sea World that had several dolphins and beluga whales in the show which was very impressive.
Above you can see one of the whales taking a bow and below are the dolphins lined up for treats.

This is at the beautiful entrance. As you can see we take the part of looking like tourists very seriously LOL
There was a neat place to have lunch with food cooked fresh from little boats.
This little black swan took a liking to us and we gave him some goodies for his troubles. Pic by daughter.

This was the Orangutan show that was pretty amazing. At firstI thought it was going to be totally exploitative but it wasn't so bad. There was a fake boxing match, with cheering fans, nurses, drives, stretcher bearers and boxers and all Orangutans.
There was even a few polar bears. This big guy looked so cool and relaxed in his enclosure.
There were a lot of crocodiles and this one looked nasty...probably wondering who's going to be his next meal.
This was also at the entrance. These girraffes look like they are having so much fun...but they are fake...hehe...the real ones are at the safari side of the park.
This is the entrance to the dangerous animals enclosures at the safari park. It's all drive through.
Here are the bears. They were huge.
This fellow was having a nice cool dip in the pool. Reminded me of Yogi bear LOL... Wassamatta Boo Boo?
This was after we realized that the windows should be wound up. DOH The bear looks like he is at a Japanese restaurant where the food is on a conveyor....and we are the food. LOL
The tigers looked lazy...I guess they were waiting for dinner...and we were invited...as the main course LOL. The real feeding time was a little later.
Here is a picture of a lion looking real majestic. There were quite a few big lions around and I caught one snacking in the distance with the videocam. Just wondered which tourist who left the car was the snack...hehe
We then left the predators enclosure..these are either wilderbeest or Kudu...nice pair of horns dude...hehe
This strange creature was found in the car...LOL
There was a nice little "flintstones type house" for the deer to mingle and have a "beer" LOL
Stork island...there were loads of stork and flamingos all around the lake...one part was practically covered with them
More birds of a feather flocking together...
A little lost mousedeer...okay he was not lost but he does have that deer in the headlights look LOL pic by daughter...
This is not a close up of a rhino...this was us real close to a real big rhino....
The big fella was trundling along as we drove past...I couldn't help thinking that we'd be toast if he decided to give the car a little nudge
One of the camels...this guy is probably wondering why he has to have those horrible humps to carry water when there was a lake nearby LOL
Another strange creature...hehe
Zebra... Bubt, butt, butt!!!
More rhinos and some giraffe in the distance...you can feed the giraffe over there...nice shades dude LOL
Actually this is the first picture we took...of some ostrich...we were excited cause we could actually drive in the park Then we knew why they put the ostritch at the begining...this nasty fellow came right up to the car...reminded us that it was still wild animals and we should stay in the car :)

We'll that was only some of the pictures...there were loads more to do like the Cowboy show, the Spy Show and the sealion/walrus show, not to mention a jungle cruise and loads of other things to see. I only wished that we had more time but it was our last day in Bangkok and we departed that night so we couldn't stay until later. If fact I really must thank my friend Ning who took us there. It was a fourty five minute drive each way from our hotel.

Cheers!

31 comments:

Mariuca said...

chop!

Mariuca said...

He he he! Wah so many animals! Yogi is adorable...in the pic la! ;)

Mariuca said...

I'm sure Ellie had a blast, which is her fave animal?

Mariuca said...

I tried dropping ec here Adrian but it says no such user, several times edi... dunno!

Nick Phillips said...

Aiyah, missed again! You could at least give me a heads up that you're posting something new so I can chop here first la ... LOL!

Nick Phillips said...

By the way, just how long did it take you to upload those pictures la dude?

Nick Phillips said...

Didn't the strange creature in the car give you a smack on the head ah? LOL!

Nick Phillips said...

Ooooo, I like the pics of the bears la. Cool buggers :D

Nick Phillips said...

What? No hippos? Oh wait, he was in the car too ... hahahaha ...

I'm depressed so I'm allowed to make fun of you ... LOL!

Nick Phillips said...

*stares at Marzie*

Adrian said...

Woo hoo Marzie two in a row...that should get Nick's blood boiling LOL

Funny thing is this is just like old times when I first started blogging and had only the two of you commenting LOL

Adrian said...

Actually I caught a lot more on video...but as usual lazy to upload...besides photos are so much easier to view...

There were a lot of animals there and the place is pretty impressive....you should go sometime if you want a little jungle adventure not far from home...

Adrian said...

Ellie loved it....her favourite was the giraffes but she enjoyed all the animals...not everyday you get to drive into the "zoo" and be right next to the animals...

The shows were good too...I didn't enjoy the cowboy show becuase I had seen the one at universal studios and couldn't help but compare the two...but it was somewhat similar...

Adrian said...

I may have to change my ec code GP! I remember that my account was deleted but I didn't change the icon so maybe I need to do something about that...

thanks for the heads up! :)

Adrian said...

Bud...I did stop by your place before I posted! Well anyway it wouldn't be fair now if I always gave you a heads u LOL...dei there are only two commenters lah...so it's a fifty fifty chance only LOL

Adrian said...

Not that long actually....but I had more that I wanted to put that I missed out...hehehe....it was a photo safari mah...more pics the better LOL

Adrian said...

Err...not yet...don't think she's seen the post just yet LOL...now don't go and tell her K!! :)

Adrian said...

Year the bears were pretty cool...didn't laze around so much as the tigers and lions...

I couldn't help wonder what we would do if they attacked...although there were park rangers in jeeps everywhere the carnivores congregated...

Adrian said...

Actually I didn't see any hippos but I'll tell wifey that you called her one! Hehehe...

WHya re you so depressed...I'm the one depressed now not you!! :(

Adrian said...

Don't you know it's not polite to stare dude LOL

Mariuca said...

hahahhaah so cute la GK only two of us commenting it seems LOL! Hey, I got JS to fix my comment box edi, now can comment using IE! :)

Mariuca said...

Happy weekend GK, down with a cold la me! :(

Mariuca said...

Adrian!!! What say u have a makeover for ur blog hahaha! Inspire u to blog more!! :):):) Ask la LJ to do for u! She's terrific! :)

Mariuca said...

Hungry la GK, still have the sniffles but my appetite is back and right now feeling hungry for a blue cheese burger! ;)

Adrian said...

Hola GP!! Yeah lah...I'm not really complaining because I've not been going around myself much except to yours and my buddy's blogs. Been pretty busy at work. Plus have a lot of things on my mind right now!

Great that you fixed your comment box!! I went over as soon as I heard and left a comment...after soooo Long! :) Cheers

Adrian said...

It was a good weekend...except my little girl was having a fever and runny nose...which has developed into a nasty cough! I hope you're feeling much better GP! :)

Adrian said...

A make over...I thought that I did have one...a mini one at least! Maybe I'll give good old LJ a buzz and have her work her magic! And you're right...it just might give me more inspiration to blog!

Actually nowadays since daughter is more aware she wants to play all the time we're home and she sleeps late...no matter how tired she is...so by the end of the day I'm pretty much bushed too!

Lets see how this works out! :)

Adrian said...

Great to hear that your appetite is back...means that you're on the road to recovery!! :)

Do you know that Tony Roma's discontinued it's blue cheese burger!! Actually they did some time ago but I've been eating more salads lately...for health reasons! But I found another joint that has great blue cheese burgers that I'll post about soon! Yummy!! :) Hope I didn't make you hungry! hehehe

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Bangkok Hotels, Thailand said...

I love Dolphin and Sea Lion Show. It's very professional show. And the open zoo is very good as well.

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