Singapore’s Wild Side – On The Road with Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet author Tim Hornyak gets away from the citys concrete bustle to explore Singapore’s natural side at a national park and at Singapore zoo. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is an oasis of tropical forest that inspires deep breathing and reverent whispering but its the macaque monkeys that steal the show. (3 min)

8 Responses

  1. ann says:

    i’ve been to both these places so many times….both are pretty wonderful….when i lived there, the Singapore zoo even had a night safari…i’d never seen that anywhere else…our flat backed onto a nature preserve and the jungle sounds you would hear at night out on the terrace were amazing…i’m feeling a little homesick!!

  2. shapeshift says:

    Wow, that sounds awesome… a flat right near a nature preserve. I did not know about this until now. I wish I knew the three previous times I was there. I would have definitely gone…

  3. CS says:

    Ann, I think the night safari is still there. I love nature, but happy to stay in door in Singapore and not venture too far out – I can’t take the tropical heat and the humidity. :)

  4. ann says:

    oddly, i adjusted to the heat there after about a month…i think we took about 80% of our evening meals out on our terrace….i walked a lot…(we did not have a car)…hehe, I’d have to see how it would feel these days…as i’m a few years older as well! ;-P

  5. CS says:

    Oh but the tropical evenings are lovely – I miss the breeze especially…the only thing I miss about the tropical climate. :)

  6. ann says:

    the evenings are lovely….i even miss the rainy season…

  7. shapeshift says:

    there’s something about southeast asia that really gets into your skin… maybe it’s the heat?…:~)

  8. ann says:

    the heat is a big part of it…and the smells…vegetation, over ripe fruit, dried seafood, with a hint of cooking oil and diesel…

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