I'd heard great things about the zoo and it's open concept - most of the animals can be viewed closely without anything getting in the way. Instead of wire fences blocking the views, natural barriers, such as water, are used instead.
It rained heavily during the morning though, which pretty much meant that a few things I wanted to do, didn't happen - such as feeding the animals, riding an elephant and seeing some of the shows
The breakfast is held at Ah Meng's restaurant, near the entrance of the zoo. We were pretty much the first ones there, and got an awesome seat right next to the Orangutans- It was the best table in the whole restaurant!
The open restaurant
The food was OK, I didn't eat that much as I wasn't really that hungry - basically you pay for the Orangutans, and breakfast is just the usual fare - sausages, egg, bread, hash browns, fruit, juice, cereals, asian selections etc, nothing that special!
My small selection - french toast, sausages, scrambled eggs, hash brown and fruit
They also had a cheese platter.. mmm cheese
Impatiently waiting for the Orangutans
With their keeper. See that basket? It had durian, rambutans and longans for the Orangutans, they went through heaps through the whole show and the whole floor was covered by the shells in the end. The durian remained in the basket though (thank goodness!)
They were so cheeky! The keepers had to keep prodding them to keep in line as they were so naughty
The babies of the group were the most naughty, but it was entertaining to watch. They'd pull people's hair and hit them on the head whilst they were posing for photographs with them
One person even got a nasty surprised when the baby decided it would be a good time to pee... on them, hilarious to watch, but I'm glad it wasn't me!
Awesome kung fu move, not sure what this little guy was doing here. Hehe
One of the older Orangutans
My photo with them - unfortunately none of them were actually looking since I think their attention span was non-existent at this point
I really enjoyed the zoo (even with the rain) and the breakfast was well worth it. Be sure to book in advance though for the good seats!