I started by going to Orchard Road. On the way I passed this example of the colonial administration:
Then came the shops. They were all shut! Nothing opened properly until 10! Then it was just madness. Potentially expensive madness. Lots of high-end shops, and lots of duplication – like 2 Prada shops facing each other on opposite sides of the street.
From there it was off to the zoo. Big Brother was watching in the train station:
The zoo itself was on par with Auckland, but more exotic animals.
From there it was a 1hr wait for the Night Safari to open. I couldn’t take photos there but they have a wonderful collection – mouse deer, sugar gliders, civet, pangolins, leopards, a tiger, LOTS of elephants, more tapir, the slow loris (and it IS slow), and wild cattle. The line for the tram has a BILLION people. You’re expected to watch the tack-fest show they put on. I walked around the whole park then found myself in a section with no fences talking to a tapir. Then someone called at me from a bush as I had wandered on to the tram only road. That would explain why there was no footpath. They put me on the next tram AND I didn’t have to wait in the queue! The elephants are trained to perform so when the tram comes past they pose on 2 feet. It’s a bit cheesy.