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The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision.
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Sunday, March 15, 2009

(Closed)The Bears go Night Safari! 28 March '09, Saturday, 6.45pm

Hi everyone,

Expecting a quiet entrance into Night Safari, we of TBP instead walked into an ambush of tourists and strange club music. A few toned man-bodies, scantilly-clad, were dancing on a stage surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of onlookers. Fortunately, the odd infusion of "native culture" did nothing to diminish the excitement of seeing a local attraction bustling with genuine anticipation. Seeing the massive crowd, you'd think we were visiting the Jungle section of Disneyland.

Thomas added to the cheer as usual. His supplementary commentary to our heavily-accented tram guide had us in stitches ("and over on your left, we have some hantus."), as the cool night air was pierced by the evil cackle of TBP's laughter. Frequently, the animals' face lit up into a sinister red glow. Fortunately, instead of a hunter's night-vision rifle, they were only staring into Gary's big, long camera lens. The animals tried their best to appear nonchalant. For once, the attractions did not end up on the dinner table for hungry bears. Gradually, even our bears' usual shenanigans gave way to hushed awe as we became totally immersed inside a night world we rarely have a chance to see. We saw the sexy, naked muscular curves of rhinos, crocs with bulbous snouts fed by some hot bearish zoo keeper and even a mountain cat cough up a fur ball. Around ten, we reluctantly left, beaming with pride that at least our country has one really, really cool spot!

We ended up in Upper Bukit Timah Beauty World stretch for dinner, coffee and finally terrorised McDonald patrons till 130am. The hot topic was whether gay stereotypes were valid - triggered by, amongst many other things, a really cute and butch TBP newcomer doing a dainty jigsaw puzzle of some Disney characters - and the conclusion was that we should just embrace ourselves, stereotype or otherwise.

Special mention of CH + KW. It is their 4th anniversary, making them the third known TBP couple to celebrate their unholy union at Night Safari. Thank you all for a roaring great time. To many many more happy gatherings! - Otto


Thebearproject is going to see creatures of the night. In the nice cool evening of the 28th this month, we will turn the spotlight and be amazed by the variety of living things that share our planet. The Night Safari is one of the best zoo attractions in Asia, a place where we can be proud to bring our foreign friends and also spend a unique time away from the usual shopping malls.

Date: 28th March 2009 (Saturday)
Cost: $22 entrance + $10 tram ride
Deadline for signing up: No deadlines. But please add your names to the Comment section to sign up as usual.

Itinerary:

6.45 pm Everyone gathers at the Night Safari ticketing booth
7.15 pm Head-count and buy tickets (S$22 per person)
– check got any discounts??
7.30 pm ‘Creatures of the Night Show’ (30 mins)
8.15 pm Take ‘Tram Ride’ (45 mins) from outside the ‘Creatures of the Night Show’ venue
9.00 pm Take a ‘Forest Giant’s Trail’ walk (30-45 mins)
9.45 pm Gather at the Night Safari’s retail outlet
10.00pm Take ‘Bus Hub Service’ to city to chomp supper!
(Open to suggestions: Eg. Meritus Mandarin, DFS Galleria etc


The Bears:
  • Otto
  • Han
  • Universek
  • Vitalauto
  • Balenciaga
  • Davdaf
  • Chunhao
  • Kahwai
  • Rookcub
  • Asimov_22
  • Brick
  • Rubedo

8 comments:

Phoenyx said...

If they haven't change it... POSB bank users AND I think Visa? got discount

Hawk said...

sigh, i can't go, will be in Batam for the weekend
Hawk

otto fong said...

POSB got discount? Cool! Thanks for the info, Phoenyx!

Anonymous said...

I can get tickets at $25 inclusive of admission and tram. Will this be the best offering available? Let me know at sigmareactive@hotmail.com

Cheers!

brick said...

I'd like to go too!


brick.

Rubedo said...

Please add me

Koala_chan said...

awww... cannot make it. You guys have fun.

Asimov_22 said...

Otto, that was a good commentary! :D yes to many more happy gatherings! (with me included as well... sorry for this round...)

Happy anniversary CH & KW!