And some cameos from the zoo’s residents. As guests, we had reserved seats all the way at the front, and priority to get our pictures taken with the animals over the regular restaurant patrons. This experience definitely brightened up my day, as I got to go up-close and personal with animals such as the great white pelican. It’s also not every day you get to feed a reptile while it politely keeps still for you.

10.00am: Do all good things really have to come to an end? Wrapping up breakfast marked the end of our Glamping In The Wild experience.

And it has truly been a refreshing one for me, despite having gone to the Singapore Zoo multiple times. The programme’s given me some fresh perspectives about a place I thought I already knew, by visiting areas that aren’t accessible to the general public and discovering a little bit more about the inner workings of a zoo. It was definitely a very memorable moment.

For more information on Glamping In The Wild, go here.

Editor’s Note: The taxidermy sculpture of the polar bear mentioned in the story is Sheba and not Inuka as the writer was initially informed by a zoo spokesperson. The story has been updated.

published 2023-03-30 06:18:00