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Adventures in East Asia

Zoological and Botanical Gardens

When visiting other cities, the first place on my list is usually the zoo, if there is one. Whether zoos are humane or not aside, I love animals, so its always a chance to see each city's perspective on them.

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Hong Kong has the Zoological and Botanical Gardens and I knew beforehand that the animals kept here are limited. Still, it needed to be checked out and we visited the place today.

The gardens are located up the hill from Central and is described as a retreat for local residents. I do like the fact that Hong Kong is quite hilly - makes a change from flat London - so I can't complain too much about trudging up the incline in sticky heat for a good 20 minutes to find the place.

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No entrance fee sets our expectations to nil, and true enough, there is a baby alligator, some fish and a few more mammals. Nevermind. There was a funky water fountain that might have been passed off as urchins?

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Linh found some decent red bean lollies, although she dropped hers.

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More photos on the Zoological and Botanical Gardens Flickr set.


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