Living in your “home town” tends to make you forget about all of the great things there are to do. While I can sit and think of all of the new places I can go, all of the new adventures we can see, I forget that Singapore itself has great attractions, and some of the best are even Free! I am a pretty big fan of the Singapore Zoo.
The Night Safari is one attraction that no travelling family should miss in Singapore. Walking through the paths, seeing the nocturnal animals in a more realistic environment. is a great evening and the tram ride is a winner for kids of all ages. But, when you are on a budget and are short on time, one of the best “free” activities is the fire eating show held at Bongo Burgers outside of the entry to the Night Safari. Okay, don’t nitpick, the transportation costs to get there and if you eat dinner that costs as well, but technically the show is free, and awesome.
The show, starts with a display of traditional Dayak (from Borneo) dances and cultural displays, including a fun skit with ballons dart guns and usually a guest from the audience. (Just say, you have been warned, tall men in front and pretty girls are frequently chosen to join the show!) After a bit of fun, it is time for the fire-eating and let me tell you the show is fantastic!
My Monday Dream is to go back with the kids and enjoy the show again some weeknight when the tourist numbers are down and then try out some of the food at the other restaurants located near the zoo.
For more Mondays are for Dreaming go check out Mara’s posts at Mother of All Trips