After filling up our stomachs at Pusat Penjaja Taiping, we sped off to our next destination, Taiping Night Safari. My three darlings were overjoyed when they knew that we’re going to a zoo, on top of that we’re going at night. Even I myself was excited.
Taiping Night Safari is the first of its kind in Malaysia. It is opened every night at 8pm until 11pm. Visitors can experience observing nocturnal animals. Their habitats are duplicated as closely as possible to their natural surroundings. Visitors are required to minimize sounds and noises. Camera flash is not allowed as not to disturb the animals. Entrance fees are RM16 for adults and RM10 for children aged 3 till 12 years.
At first we wanted to walk but thinking it would be quite a long walk in darkness, we opted for train ride. This way we could focus more on the kids and animals and we could also be more relax. Imran and Zarra enjoyed themselves tremendously. Being the older ones, they're more familiar with all the animals compared to Irfan. Irfan on the other hand was a bit afraid because it was dark and he couldn't see some of the animals clearly. I think if we were to go during daytime, it would be more enjoyable for him.
When I look back at my Taiping trip’s folder pictures, I realize that I didn’t snap many pictures of the animals at the Night Safari. My camera is not sophisticated enough. Furthermore, whatever pictures that I have of the animals are all blur. This demands for a repeat visit eh?
Address: Jalan Taman Tasik Taiping, 34000 Taiping, Perak. Telephone number: 05 – 808 6577. Fax number: 05 – 806 6025. Website: www.zootaiping.gov.my