Masa hubby cakap tak jadi pergi picnic tu, I sangatttttttttttttttttttttt hangin mau meletup dalam dada ada letusan meluap2 macam gunung berapi occay!. Mulut terus muncung ke depan macam Daisy Duck, lepas tu terus sentap tak nak bercakap. Elok2 duduk kat living room terus angkat baby SN masuk bilik + menyusu + tidur. Tidur pun dalam keadaan pakai baju chomeyl2 lagi *nasib baik tudung sempat bukak sebelum tidur* ngeeeeeeee.
I'm quiet pissed off not because of I'm so eager to go to the park but I'm irritated because hubby decided to call off the plan without telling it in advanced to me. If he told me earlier about it, then I don't have to sleep late at night to prepare the food and the most important thing is I don't have to wake up early to pack the foods. Bangun-tidur-lambat-pada-hujung minggu-ialah-satu-nikmat-yang-tidak-wajar-di persiakan hohohohoho *motto terbaru I* ekekekekeke.
After about few hours of persuasion, consoling and allay sessions; hubby finally manage to calm me down by bringing baby SN & I to the Fukuoka Municipal Zoo and Botanical Garden. The Fukuoka Municipal Zoo and Botanical Garden ("Fukuoka-shi Dōshokubutsuen"), is a zoo and botanical garden located within Minami-koen park, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka which is only 30 minutes away from our home.
The admission fee for both botanical and zoological garden cost us 400yen = RM 14 per person for adult and free of charge for baby SN. The weather on the Sunday afternoon was nice for a stroll through at the garden. The nice weather + comfortable breezy wind blow has made my day, thus all the sulking has slowly fade away hik3x.
The large garden of Fukuoka Municipal Zoo and Botanical Garden is divided into :-
(1) Botanical Garden
We spent about 1 hour touring the Botanical Garden and enjoy the scenery view of flowers scattering all over the garden. As it is spring season, there are lots and lots of beautiful flowers blooming everywhere around the garden. It is said that there are 2600 kinds of plants including dove trees in the garden.
The botanical garden also boasts the largest greenhouse in Asia, houses approximately 1,200 species of rare trees and flowers in the greenhouse gathered around this 2,800 m2 area.
Most of the trees & flowers inside the greenhouse are mainly tropical plant and the plants that have to be temperature controlled which mean that it is not really suitable to be planted at a 4 season country.
Amongst the plant and flower in the greenhouse are mango tree, banana tree, cactus, orchids and many more. Baby SN has made several attempt to touch the cactus..huhuhuu nasib baik sempat pegang tangan dia dari pegang cactus tu. There are also few strange and odd looking cactus in the greenhouse.
The beauty of the plants around the garden can best be view from the tower at the center of the Botanical Garden. The scenery of Fukuoka city can also be captured from the top of the tower. However as it is a bit windy at the top of the tower, we just spent few minutes there as hubby & baby SN are not wearing their jacket/sweater on them.
(2) Zoological Garden
The zoo was established in 1953. The Zoo is located at a corner of Minami Park and has approximately 200 kinds of animals. The zoo is home to rare species in Japan such as the Arabian Oryx, and Raggiana Bird of Paradise. The zoo is half a century old and is now undergoing renewal set to take 20 years.
Baby SN enjoy being in the zoo rather than in the botanical garden. I'm pretty sure that he can recognize few animals that he watch in the Baby Einstein CD with the animals in the zoo. He really lay his eyes on those tigers, hippo, birds, tortoise, giraffe, penguins, deers and many more *tak kuasa lah mak nak taip semua binatang2 kat zoo tu nyah ooooi* ngeeeee. The zoo and the botanical gardens are connected by a bridge so that visitors are able to go back and forth.
The panoramic view of Fukuoka city from the Ferris wheel in the zoological garden is another great features as well. Though we don't ride on the Ferris Wheel but we've put baby SN on the "insert-coin-aircraft" and "insert-coin-bus" *sebenarnya mommy & dady yang teringin nak naik, tapi guna kan baby SN sebagai kambing hitam* eheh.
We spent about 2 hours walkabout the zoo. It was damn tiring to cover the whole place as the path were steep with inclining route here and there *tonggek2 punggung tolak stroller naik turun bukit untuk tawaf zoo tu* ekekekeke. Luckily there is a cable car provided at the garden on the way to the main gate-zoological garden, thus we fully utilize the service back and forth to the main gate.
When baby SN fall asleep while sitting on his stroller, it is definitely a clear sign to tell mommy & daddy to go home *terlentuk2 kepala dia sebab tertidur sambil duduk* kui3x.
Overall I can rate it as another nice spring excursion for our family at the Fukuoka Municipal Zoo and Botanical Garden on that Sunday afternoon. Looking forward for the next pleasure trip as there will be 1 week holiday known as Golden Week starting from tomorrow onwards... yippppeeeeeeeeeeee *boleh bangun lambat*.
Psssssttttt : nak gi jalan2 masa cuti seminggu tu kena fikir puluh2 kali sebab seluruh Jepun bercuti, semua orang pun jalan2, maka nya jalan pun jem huhuhuhuhu.