Wednesday, July 30, 2014

First visit to Zoo Negara

So we brought Aden to Zoo Negara last Monday, picked a weekday on purpose to avoid huge crowd... 
Here's some photos taken~

See, not many people, no need 'pack sardine'! :p
It was about 12pm, the hottest hour!! 

After getting our tickets and map, it's time to start our 'sun bath' session!
Let's go!

First stop, butterfly garden/insect center. Very nicely maintained!

Big and small and all kinds of butterflies flying freely!

Aden is sure the happiest person that day!


No tripod, no other people around, so cannot take a proper family photo... 

Giraffes in the Savannah Walk, very big size!

Then we came to the Tunku Abdul Rahman lake where we see hundreds of storks! Some looks quite scary though (like this one)

The man who sponsors the trip, my dear brother <3
(Aden took this picture, by the way ^^)

Yes, since the storks are running around freely around us, Aden was kinda scared by them....

But luckily they are not aggressive.... They even made way for us to walk through xD

This boy used my camera and simply snap photos! But some are quite ok la! :p

My dear parents




The tiger here is chubbier and more active compared to the one here in Zoo Taiping, haha!

But the lion is lazy~





And then we reached the giant panda conservation center! We booked the 1pm session. Yes you need to choose the time to go into the center while buying the ticket at the entrance and this time will be printed on your ticket. Suggest you to choose at least an hour later from the time you enter the zoo, since the journey to the panda center is quite far.

The first panda we see! Soooooo cuteeee!!! 

I just feel like squeezing it!

This is the second panda, slightly 'dirty' :p Sorry I was too excited til I forgot to check out which one is Xing Xing and Liang Liang~ :p 

Hmm Aden was throwing tantrum here, I forgot what was the reason.... 

Make sure no flash is engaged when snapping photos here.

The center is HUGE! And very very cold inside! It's good to be a panda afterall, kakaka!

The center is clean and well maintained.

The souvenir shop, nope we din't buy anything, just walked through it. And there is a small cafe just next to this souvenir shop.

Done enjoying the air conditioner, it's time to continue the 'sun bath'

Outside we can see this panda statue

Trying to mimic the panda but opps, wrong hand xD



Next we reached the ape center


Haha I love Aden's expression here!




Then we came to the small aquarium section

I think those are like piranhas species? They are so BIG in size and looks quite scary, but cute at the same time cause they sort of queue in a line, not moving, hahaha!

The zoo also has a small penguin house

Since Aden loves fish we came to this indoor aqua world

There're lots of big and small tanks with many different types of fish, just took some photos only




One thing I am curious is how come the fishes here are so BIG one?!

Lastly we came to this kids' world, and these pony attracted our attention the most


Actually Zoo Negara is very big! But with a clingy son like Aden (he wanted to be carried by me most of the time!), and also the hot and hazy weather, we din't manage to cover everything, we missed the reptile house, the multi animal show and the amphibian center. But it was already a great experience to us, and a wonderful family trip.

Here's the fees for your information. We were there before 27th July so the entrance to the giant panda center is free, now need to pay already.

If you ask me which one is better, Zoo Taiping or Zoo Negara? I'd say both are nice, some animals we seen in Zoo Negara are not available at Zoo Taiping, but Zoo Taiping is slightly cleaner than Zoo Negara. So, I think it's up to individual also :p
And is it worth it? Well, yes. Just make sure you have plenty of time and energy to cover everything =)


Zoo Negara
Hulu Kelang,
68000 Ampang,
Selangor.
03-41083422

76 comments:

  1. 你加上去的对白好好笑,呵呵呵!

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  2. Loves the picture Aden mimic the panda... hehe...

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  3. Hmmm...you should visit the Singapore Zoo. It's more natural and the animals are not 'caged'. They are protected by some barriers. And, the Zoo was huge too which consist of the main zoo, river safari and night safari.

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    1. Ok, I hope I get to visit Sg soon!

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  4. Eh you lucky la can go see panda.. BIL ajak us to go on 1st day Raya and it was so jam all the way there, took 2 hours to arrive.. Then q was very long upon arrival, gave up and left..

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    1. Go on Raya sure crowded la!! Nevermind, since you are at KL, can go on normal weekend next time.

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  5. 好久没去动物园了!话说上个星期我还对我老公说我想去动物园,突然有想看老虎狮子的冲动 XD

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  6. 我看了你这篇,我在努力的回想着,我多久没有到国家动物园去了啊?

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  7. Everything else can relax, but not the panda sanctuary. If they mismanage that, the China government will come after them.

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  8. 这次去动物园的重点就是熊猫了!
    它们好可爱哟~~~
    可是第二只脏脏的,看起来很可怜勒~

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    1. 嗯,重点来的。。嘻嘻~

      对咯,可能是天生的吧?

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  9. Aden must have enjoyed himself the most! I like the photo of him hugging the panda statue's arm. Good that you make this trip to the zoo with your family.

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  10. Wah! You guys sure saw a lot! :)

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  11. This is a beautiful zoo. Seeing those animals upclose and personal is exciting! :)

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  12. Aden looks so happy, he must have enjoyed the trip, wonderful family trip to the zoo

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  13. When I was a kid, it is the teacher who brought us to the zoo, on an excursion

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    1. I know, many schools/kindergarten organize zoo trips.

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  14. Now when I grown up, too lazy to go to the zoo, cos the zoo is very far and I don't like the sun

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    1. Actually I also don't like getting tanned.. Hehe! Once a while is ok la.

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  15. 小孩子就是要让他们去看动物呵呵呵

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  16. Kids are most happy to visiting the zoo, not the adults due to hot and sweaty walk. However, it's a place for good quality bonding time.

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    1. Agree! So there're pros and cons la! But then, worth it la!

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  17. Zoo makes me think of .. 'hot' X_X
    目前只敢带小孩去水族馆,也够拿命辛苦了 XDXDXD

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    1. 真的,HOT!
      不过也没办法啦,为了孩子~

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  18. nice family trip to the Zoo..a good experience for Aden.

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  19. Can't remember the last time I went there - went a few times, mostly when my girl was still small. Kids enjoy such places. Hmmmm...you and your brother look alike.

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    1. Yep, that's the 'kids' place' la!
      Hehe true, many said we look alike.

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  20. Wah! I haven't been to Zoo Negara for long, long time! I couldn't help laughing seeing Aden lying on the ground throwing tantrum. I am sure it was not funny :D Your parents look young especially your mum.

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    1. Haha, it's not funny la! Headache only, don't know what to do then >.<

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  21. I think I have never been to zoo negara before..so I slowly scrolled down just now... I guess I cover most of it already, didn't I? hahahaha... Never mind, when Aden is bigger, you can take him again.. no more tantrums I am sure!

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    1. Yes, wait for another 2-3 years, hehe!

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  22. Long time didn't been to zoo already leh...now prefer stay at home everyday due to the haze, hehe!! =]

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    1. Haze is indeed irritating! Hope you're better now.

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  23. Ooo the pandas! ive never been to the Zoo Negara. maybe i shd ho. You have a great weekend ahead Hayley!

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  24. Zoo Negara is fun but sure cannot lawan with your Taiping Zoo right? heard it's super exciting

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    1. Eh, both also got their own excitement la!

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  25. Aden sure looks very happy there.

    I thought there are shows there. No shows ah like the birds and snakes show...

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    1. Got, but it was at 3pm, too late for us already.

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  26. Aden looks so cool in the oranghutan pixz. Aha the main attraction..panda.

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  27. 你的last paragraph解答了我的疑问,我正想问你zoo taiping 值得去吗?决定本周末带女儿去zoo taiping!

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    1. Zoo Taiping,没去过的话可以去看看啦!
      希望你enjoy!

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  28. 我小学毕业去过一次国家动物园。印象没有很好。
    这次看了你的介绍后,其实还很不错啊,蛮多动物的!
    aden那么近距离和动物接触,肯定很开心吧

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    1. 嗯,还不错。。

      对啊,很兴奋阿他~

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  29. Love to visit zoos and relax there the whole day. The animals are lazy during the day but if you visit the Night Safari in Singapore, you might be surprised to see the wild beasts are all restless!

    Now I can see the way you blog about Aden's growing up years, someday he will love to read back like a story book! So wonderful mummy!

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    1. Taiping also got night safari, but shame to say I have not been there though I stay so near, wakaka!

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  30. Kids love animals and zoo. Glad to see those pandas. Aden looked happy.

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  31. 看得出来Aden很享受整个过程,带小孩去动物园是很棒的亲子游。

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  32. pandas...they are so cute....yet to visit. Will hope to do it really soon with my nieces and nephews.

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  33. I'd say Zoo Negara is horrible. The animals are in a sad state. Went there several times and still no improvement. Our KL Bird Park is much nicer. I love Singapore Zoo. It's clean and the animals are in enclosures, not cages. Malaysia needs to buck up and do something for Zoo Negara. It's unfortunate that only the pandas are treated like royalty while the rest of the animals are kind of sad...

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    1. Well said Merryn, the pandas are really well-taken care of. I heard Sg zoo is really nice, hope to visit it some day.

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  34. 看了你带aden去动物园。我也觉得是时候带小胖去了!
    你跟你弟弟很像哦!!

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    1. 哈哈,那是我哥哥来的。。>.<

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  35. 我小时候几乎每年去一次动物园,像是个传统~
    我希望以后我会带着我的父母重游一次,怀念小时候的欢乐感觉

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    1. 嗯,希望你可以实现啦!;)

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  36. The pandas are cute. Aden lagi more cute. haha.... why was he throwing tantrum in the zoo?

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    1. Haha, I think he din't want to leave kua.. That's why throwing tantrum.

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  37. The last visit was about 2 months ago before the panda arrival. We missed it. I think we will only go in another few years time..hahah

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    1. Haha I think you can go la since you stay at KL, right?

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  38. 熊猫好可爱~
    周末愉快哦~

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    1. 嗯,真的可爱!

      你也一样!

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