Thursday, 6 June 2013

Monkeys, Everywhere

I'm not sure how much you know about Singapore but it used to be jungle island. The whole thing was massive trees, monkeys, and green everywhere you went.
Today there is one single small patch of forest left. The rest is massive buildings, people and man-made objects everywhere you go.
On a day off we decided to go explore this small piece of jungle called Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.
Honestly, I wasn't that impressed. I believe the statistic is that this nature reserve has 80% of the biodiversity of Southeast Asia, but I didn't notice.
There is a much bigger part of the reserve that we didn't see, so maybe most of it is there.
It is a great day trip though to get away from the city for a little while, but disappointingly even being where we were you can still hear the noise of the cars, buses and helicopters.
The one cool thing was the monkeys.
Singapore is getting so congested that builders have pushed the boundaries of where they build pretty much into the actual jungle.
Not ideal for the animals, but the monkeys seem to be adjusting well to city life.

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