The Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum was one of the places that I’ve been wanting to bring the children to but never did cos I kept thinking that it’ll always be there. The priority to visit this place got bumped up to an absolute must visit during the March school holidays when news that it’ll be shut by the end of March spread.
After we’ve reached the Chinese Gardens and found the direction towards the museum, the children and I enjoyed the scenic stroll and stopped to take some photos along the way. I was enjoying the gardens so much that I wasn’t really paying attention to where we were going until Blake spotted the museum and called out to me. I almost went the wrong way. Haha!
The children were initially scared of approaching the tortoises to feed them, but after some demonstration on how to hold the vegetables and feed the tortoises, they gained confidence and had a ball of a time feeding the tortoises!
Once they finished all the vegetables they were given, the children began to explore the museum properly. Looking at everything that caught their eyes.
After they were done seeing everything, and I suggested going for lunch, they asked if they could feed the tortoises again because they were afraid the tortoises will be hungry. Haha! Luckily for them, it wasn’t very crowded when we visited, so the children got another chance to feed the tortoises before we said our goodbyes.
There’s still no word on whether they’ll be able to find a new location, and I hope that they do, because if and when the new site is ready for visitors, I’ll be sure to bring the children down!
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