Our visit to Zoo Negara – Part I

Monday, December 11, 2006 4:05 am at 4:05 am 8 comments

We finally brought Braedyn to the Zoo. Wifey will bring you her usual pictures and her politically-correct talk soon but for now, daddykhong will need to let off some steam (nope, the downpour during the 2nd half of our trip didn’t cool me down).

Dim-witted Malaysians who feed the animals

This happened many times. I’ll talk about the memorable ones.

  • The budak with less brains than the monkey. A group of 3 teenage boys and their parents in front of the monkey cage (with the usual “Do not feed the animals” sign). The boys try their utmost best to look for some food, they check their pockets, ask each other, ask their parents and I sincerely thought they were all kind-hearted (though dim-witted) enough to spare some food for the monkeys. After they finally find some food in the form of a drink, one of them offers it to the monkey, waits for the monkey to reach out, then quickly pulls it back and ALL 3 of them laugh mockingly at the hapless monkey. How god-damned low can one go? The parents couldn’t even care less and right at that moment, I could have just reached over the slapped the kid’s head silly. Tell me, the monkey or the idiot offering the drink . Who has more brains? What do schools teach these days anyway?
  • The deer who loves sugar lollies. I always thought that deer nibble on grass and the like. Well, I learnt something new at Zoo Negara. Sugar lolly-loving deer. Malaysia Book of Records material. Someone remind me to submit to Datuk Danny. This female couple, one of them with a bag of lollies decided to give the deer a treat. So, female 1 took out a lolly and chucked it into the enclosure (of course ada “Do not feed the animals sign” lah….don’t need to ask. Malaysia, land of many signs that nobody follows!). The lolly falls into the mud in front of the deer, deer sniffs at it and ignores it. Female 2 tells female 1 that deer do not eat lollies and you know what female 1 replies??? “Ada lumpur, so dia tak makan!” Aiyo, I nearly pengsan when I heard that. She proceeds to throw a 2nd piece in and this time it misses the mud and lands on the grass. But deer still ignores it! Someone should have told them that deer do not fancy lollies. Seriously, what’s wrong with our education system these days? 20 year olds who do not follow signs and think that deer love candy.

The lovey-dovey couple

Nope, this is not one of those JAIS videos where the camera man goes, “Dah kahwin ke belum?” While wifey, Brae and I were waiting out under a shelter for the rain to pass (we waited under a grand total of 5 shelters), there was this couple probably in their late teens or early 20s who just made their way to the shelter from the heavy drizzle. They sat down beside us and the girl took out a packet of tissue for the guy to wipe the both of them dry. Eye candy and sweet talk aside, after the 1st piece of tissue was drenched with the sweat of love + some rain, the girl (being closer to the bin I suppose) made a REALLY feeble attempt to dispose of the tissue by throwing it towards the general direction of the tong sampah (which stands in the rain). Obviously a virgin to the intricacies of the science of water, the girl’s tissue, wet as it was, and made even more wet by the rain, plopped to the ground beside the bin. There was no attempt to retrieve it and this was followed by a 2nd and 3rd tissue. Boy was I incensed!

Upon closer inspection, the bin’s disposal opening was covered by a flap so even if she scored bulls-eye, the tissue would not have made it inside the bin. Another point for the idiots. I sincerely hope that when they throw their used condoms away, that they not use the same tidak-apa method of disposal. Nanti really kena the wrath of JAIS and with physical evidence to boot!

Fortunately, there were a few good moments like people holding the door open for me because I was carrying Braedyn or those who would offer their seat in the shelter for me so that I can rest my tired arms. The trip was alright considering I have not set foot in the Zoo for more than 15 years. There is less rubbish around, more greenery, no more Kentucky Fried Chicken, same sad enclosures and animals. Oh ya, ticket prices have gone up since I last visited.


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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Vien  |  Monday, December 11, 2006 8:44 am at 8:44 am

    I had a good laugh reading this. Um, why didn’t you holler at those people or just being a M’sian — close one eye?

  • 2. shoppingmum  |  Monday, December 11, 2006 11:33 am at 11:33 am

    You’re right, some M’sian are really helpless…

  • 3. nadia  |  Monday, December 11, 2006 11:44 am at 11:44 am

    Good gawd! Feeding a deer with lollies?? Errr, did this woman even go to school to know that deers do not eat lollies???? Seriously, there’s got to be some big flaw in Malaysian education system (not that I’ve not noticed that EONS ago lah..) for people to not know how to read, comprehend and just know that deers and lollies don’t match! Doinkz!!!!!

    Speaking about people with less brains than monkey, we were at Carrefour Alamanda yesterday, and while paying at the counter, a security guard (with bloodshot eyes and DBKL pants) went to Irwan (who was carrying Irfan) and said “resit, resit?” and Irwan just looked and said “huh?” The moron then said again, “resitlah!” while pointing to our goods. Irwan then said we were still waiting for the cashier to print out the receiptlah. The moron had the cheek to ask “Oh, tengah bayar ke?” What the?? Are you just stupid or plain dumb? Then why on earth were we standing at the cashier’s counter for?

    Then later on, I had to return the trolley back to get my deposit of RM 50 (coz the trolley has got the baby-lying-down-thingie) and I was looking for the receipt in my wallet, when the supervisor ran to Irwan and accused us of trying to go in with the paid goods. He was like “tak boleh, tak boleh masuk kalau dah bayar” and I just looked at him and snapped “Bukan nak masuklah, nak ambik deposit. Lain kali tanyalah, jangan accuse saje” and just took my cash away. Moron #2 didn’t even apologise. Sigh. I hate going to Giant, Carrefour and the likes because of these people who have less brains than the monkeys! So yes, there’s definitely something wrong with the education system nowadays.

    Speaking of sad-case security guards, I bumped into one at Giant 1-Utama just 2 weeks back. He was trying to cut queue so I quickly cut him off. Undeterred, he stepped behind me and in front of this couple (I pity the girl for her guy has no balls to bark at the guard). I told him, “Bang, tolong beratur lah” and he replies, “Dia lambat”. Blardy hell, I have a lot of respect for aged-guards old enough to wear dentures but this old senile fella is too much. Taking advantage of the very customers he is supposed to protect. It is too bad my Malay is crap and I couldn’t think of the right word to tell him off.

  • 4. zara's mama  |  Monday, December 11, 2006 2:07 pm at 2:07 pm

    If men observed their family with such sensetive eyes like these, there’ll be no more quarrels in the home.


  • 5. huisia  |  Monday, December 11, 2006 4:41 pm at 4:41 pm

    KFC…i remember this…Let’s go to the zoo…this was a famous song in KFC advertisement when i was young.

    The jingle goes like this, “Let’s go to the zoo. There’s lots of things to do and the food is finger linkin’ good. There are elephants…..blah blah blah.”

  • 6. Angeline  |  Monday, December 11, 2006 5:39 pm at 5:39 pm

    hi, was blog hopping and i landed here in yr blog. yeap, lots of monkey brains ard here in our boleh land. let me dig out my notes and do a few post abt it… then we can compare, mine or yrs more blood boiling okie… nice blog…

    Thanks for visiting. Looking forward to your post.

  • 7. KWL  |  Tuesday, December 12, 2006 2:48 pm at 2:48 pm

    Don’t be incensed daddykhong. Imagine you over the other side of the enclosure. What a sad life you’ll be having. Not only are you living in a 3rd world zoo, with 3rd world zoo keepers, you are visited daily by 3rd world monkeys who pretend to be humans.
    Worst still, u can’t rant away on an internet blog!

    You forgot to mention that this 3rd world zoo is in a 3rd world country!

  • 8. jazzmint  |  Sunday, December 17, 2006 10:24 am at 10:24 am

    haha..I must agree with you, we have just too many signs, no one bothers to read it!!


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