A few months ago while on a quick trip to Bangkok we wanted to visit an animal cafe. Most common in Japan, and mostly Asia, cat cafe's are the perfect retreat for those who can't keep pets in their apartments. This trend to house animals has become so popular that places around the world now host a slew of exotic animals (snakes, owls, etc) for you to meet and play with.
At Little Zoo Cafe in Thailand there were dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs, prairie dogs, foxes, a raccoon and a special arctic fox. The raccoon and arctic fox were in an enclosed room and would alternate visitation in the mornings and afternoons with other foxes. The cats and dogs roamed freely while the guinea pigs, prairie dogs and birds were in cages but could come out when you asked to pet or hold them.
Upon entry you must take off your shoes and put on clean slippers to wear. There wasn't a fee to come and enter but they do require you to order an entree and a drink. After you order you can enjoy the company of the various types of animals. Small groups up to 4 people were welcome to hang out with the raccoon and the arctic fox. The fox was also trained to stand on your back and eat fresh bananas from your hand.
Overall, this was a great experience. The animals all appeared to be well cared for and loved by the workers. I would recommend this cafe if you are seeking an animal fix. You get to pet and hold so many and they are all quite friendly. Take a look at what we ate, the pets we met and a short video encounter with the raccoon below. The food was ok, the service was good and the pets were all very therapeutic to play with.
You've stepped into what looks a scene from Avatar. Manmade supertrees standing up to 16 stories high are covered with flora and fauna and at night showcase a splendid music and lights show. Open daily from 5am-2am, the Gardens by the Bay 18 Supertrees Grove showcases a spectacular manmade forest complete with 200 species of plants. The free attraction also has a skyway path between two of the trees if you would like an aerial view, additionally there is a Supertree-top bistro to dine at. 11 of the trees also are equipped with photovoltaic panels which serve to collect energy to power the evening light show and cooling air exhaust.
When we attended the Garden Rhapsody night show was broadway themed, as you can see and hear in my video below - sorry the first part is sideways but will turn vertical a few minutes in. Held every night at 7:45pm and 8:45pm this is an experience not to be missed. The lights, movement and colors are synchronized to the music. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to implementing eco-conscious and earth friendly sustainable living.
For more information on the Gardens By The Bay and the Supertrees -- click: Supertree Grove