River Safari ! My family of 8+3 visit one of our latest attractions in the country on a Vesak day public holiday.
What is Vesak?
“Vesak is a holy-day in the Buddhist calendar commemorating the tri major event in the Buddha’s life, his birth, his enlightenment and his passing into parinirvana. Typical Buddhist will visit temples, make offerings, attend talks, participate in all kind of events held throughout the holy-day.
Buddha teaches us to practice the all encompassing love and wisdom that transcends all boundaries. Therefore, Vesak is not a time for just rituals rituals rituals.
Instead of the usual temple visiting and attending Dharma services. it is family time this year. Tzuchi celebrated the event earlier this month, together with all the other tc chapters across the world.
I digress… So how was the trip?
We were really excited because le family have not visited a local attraction together for a longlong time. The night before was prep & shopping for snacks and drinks for the next day.
*tips: Bring your own water bottle and snacks/lunch, the stuff they sell there are pretty expensive. There are also tables and places to sit at various location in the safari.
*tips: Buy your tickets online, there are more choices and the web provides more clarity and information.
Surprisingly, the safari wasn’t as crowded as i expected. The was no queue at the entrance. Probably because the zoo is the Main attraction here.
There are exhibitions of fishes and aquatic animals from all over the world. Interesting shops selling panda looking buns and drinks.
Basically our favourite of all is the cooling exhibitions.. not because of the aircon, but the animals kept there are more interesting.. e.g. Main star attraction, jiajia & kaikai, the huge sea aquarium of manatee, and various deep sea animals along the way.
There is also 2 boat tours in the safari.. One brings you on a ride along the reservoir & relax, while the other brings you on a fun wet ride to visit some animals.
We spent 4 hrs to complete everything.. A day well spent with loved ones!