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School Field Trip where we left the country and needed passports!

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Bella, Yu and I

Bella, Yu and I

Our class has been studying the ecosystem, so I thought a trip to the Singapore Zoo might just be the thing to do. It's never easy planning Field Trips, but when you are dealing with passports and paperwork to cross the border from Malaysia to Singapore, it just adds another layer of planning and stress. But it all worked out, and we brought everyone home in one piece, with their passport!

Sadly, the fourth grade teacher, Cherie, whose class was going with us, had bad news that her mother passed away, and wasn't able to join us. Luckily she had two great parents to help us, so all worked out okay.

We loaded 21 kids and 5 adults into three school vans and headed off for the border. About 8:30 am the crossing starts slowing down, so the wait wasn't bad at all thru both borders. We made it to the zoo just a little late for our tour of the rainforest, and it was awesome. So many wonderful creatures in this huge habitat complete with a small waterfall, and high trees. My favorite was the sloth, which you usually never see moving. But he put on a show for us! Climbed down, upside down, from a huge tree and was about 5 feet from us eating lunch. There were bats next to him that kept trying to knock him away. I remember the sloths in Bolivia, but never got this close to one that was actually moving!

After the tour we headed to KFC for some lunch and then split into groups to see the rest of the zoo. What a fantastic zoo this is! I would say it's one of the most beautiful settings for a zoo I have ever seen. I love the San Diego Zoo, but will have to say this tops it. Beautiful flowers everywhere, so many different kinds of animals, and they looked happy and well taken care of. I want to come back and take the River Cruise and Night Safari sometime.

About 2:30 we met up and loaded the vans again for the ride home. Kids were exhausted, but happy. Lot's of fun traveling to another country for a field trip today!


Posted by dianeski4 03:01 Archived in Singapore

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