I think I will take their advice though and do that booking on line, that will clearly save a lot of hassle there, especially with baby Jude and it being quite hot today.
Thanks River Safari for that advise.
If only you meant it.
Actually I was VERY f*cking p*ssed off having just walked past the queue that is snaking back as far as the eye can see, and was happy in myself that I listened to their advice and booked on line.
I sent Mary and the kids ahead and marched off to the queue back and circa ONE HOUR later joined my family again to ‘enjoy’ our day at River Safari. Not a good start. River Safari not impressed with that at all. What a waste of an hour, you should have some other scheme for allotting the times.
But we were booked in for 1530 – the time now after my hour queuing is 1100.
We then started to meander through the exhibits.
So here we go. But please bear in mind I am not a happy camper at this stage. And I am pretty certain event the animals are against me today.
Turtle decides to pack off for the day and go to his mates fancy dress party. Theme for that is women. So he goes dressed like the photo below.
“So who did you go as?”
“My girlfriend. She’s Me-Shell!”
The red pandas trying to disguise themselves as a door-bell.
After our trip the pandas I had to walk all the way back to the start to collect the buggy as we were not allowed them in the exhibit as it was so busy. Grrrrrrr!!!! Mary took Jude for nappy change with Amy and we sent Ollie to the restaurant to find a seat for lunch.
We stood, we stood, we stood and finally got a table and four chairs – say 30 minutes later.
My gang sit and reserve the seats whilst I go to order and collect the lunch – it is ‘fast food’ after all. In fact Chinese fast food as we are in the China section with the pandas. Errrr hold on a minute do you define me standing in another of your sodding queues for 1.5 hours to get some ramen and some cokes acceptable fast food. Yep folks. 1.5 hours standing in a queue to get some lunch. Try that with 2 kids and a baby – nicely done River Safari, nearly at 3 strikes and you’re out.
Off to see the Squirrel Monkeys.
Even their toilets confused me today.
I went in for a pee and saw this on one of the doors in the Gents loo.
Either a squatter toilet is within, or you can do some ski jump practice in there!!!
Actually joking aside these were cool today, and we watched them for ages as they were playing with bits of scrap like the couple of snaps below.
Away from the maddening queues and hordes this place truly is tranquil and so very beautiful up here on Mandai Lakes. Stunning in fact.
3rd strike – the long awaited river ride. Woo Hoo here we go. Can’t wait. Kids got front seat to be in splash zone. Giggles, well worried and nervous laughter type giggles.
Such a shame, as I have a tarnished view now of River Safari and will tell all as us such.
River Safari – sorry to say but I am not certain you will be seeing family Kennett again.
A day that started at 10am on arrival at yours, and concluded at 4pm – but of which I spent over half that time standing in queues.
You may like that – I don’t.
Jurong Bird Park here we come!!!