Travel Pics Theme: Z for Zoology

Butterflies on Bananas - Sentosa Island

Butterflies on Bananas – Sentosa Island

 

This week, our letter theme is Z, for Zoology.

We’ll be featuring pictures we’ve taken of animals in our travels, on four continents.

The first is of butterflies feeding on bananas from Asia – in Singapore, and more specifically on Sentosa Island.

Sentosa is a resort and theme attraction in Singapore which includes an amazing cable-car ride from Mt Faber which actually goes THROUGH a high-rise building, and a variety of attractions on the island – from a log ride to Segways, and from a luge and zipline to an aquarium .. and the Butterfly House and Insect Kingdom.

We’ve been to Butterfly exhibits in Thailand, Queensland, and Singapore, and I have to say that this was easily the weakest of the three.

There were some lovely live butterflies like these – but the museum exhibitions were dated, not very informative, and badly organised.

We got a ‘play 3’ for Sentosa – which allowed us three Sentosa attractions – as part of a Singapore Stopover with Singapore Airlines.

That meant that we effectively got free entry to the Butterfly house. And it was worth every penny. But if we’d had to PAY for it .. I’m not so sure 🙂

Having said that, there were some lovely butterfly specimens, and it gave me a chance to try out my new camera – this shot was actually taken from about 20 metres away, so the zoom worked well 🙂

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