Our Taiwan Holiday – Day 4 : 六福村主题游乐园 Leo Foo Theme Park

Day Number 4 of our vacation in Taiwan. We are leaving 清境 to return to 台北 (Taipei). The original itinerary was to visit 日月潭. (Sun Moon Lake) before returning to Taipei. However it was raining that morning, so I had a quick discussion with our guide 小胖 to adjust the itinerary. We decided to give Sun Moon Lake a miss and head back to Taipei directly. But along the way, we will stop over at 六福村主题游乐园 (Leo Foo Theme Park) in 新竹 (Hsinchu).
Mummy and Yining At Leo Foo Theme Park
Yining and Daddy at Leofoo Theme Park
Leo Foo Theme Park has 4 theme parks and a zoo. The admission was approximately 50 SGD per adult. Yining goes in for free. And ALL rides are included in the admission. We arrived at the theme park at 11am. Our guide said he will pick up at 5pm. I was doubtful. Kept telling him we will probably leave at 4pm or earlier. Well, I was wrong.
I think it’s because we were there on a weekday. There was no crowd. In the morning there were some school excursions, but towards the end of the day, the whole theme park was virtually empty. Which is good for us because we didn’t have to queue for anything. 🙂
Friendly Reminder
At the admission, I was given this slip to help me filter out all the rides that Yining can take. Convenient and thoughtful! 
We started off at the Arabian Palace and did the milder stuff first – Carousel.
Yining On The Carousel
Then we went to feed the horses. Yining was less apprehensive now, after having experience with the sheep feeding.

There was this animal called alpaca. Interesting. We don’t even see it in the Singapore Zoo.
Alpaca
This is Yining on the horse chariot, without the horse.
Yining on chariot
And now the ‘horse’. She went 3 round on this. 
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These are the mascots of the zoo.
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The big alligator or crocodile. Yining wouldn’t put her head in there.
Crocodile!
 And Father and Daughter on the ride that took us around part of zoo. Of course I was the only 1 pedalling.
背影
Then we went to the Safari, where we took a bus into the wild animal enclosure. Inside there, we are caged up, not the animals. And here we caught an interesting scene of the tiger munching grass.
Tiger Munching Grass
And a lazy tiger.
Lazy Tiger
We took a mini train ride after the bus ride and got up close with some of the animals. 
Up Close With Giraffe
Yining was like all excited throughout. Somehow, while the zoo there is not as beautiful as our Singapore Zoo, the experience is different. We were ‘closer’ to the animals. 
And after that we went back to the theme park and tried things more exciting. There’s this ride we thought was mild. It looked like Viking thing we had when we were younger, so I thought, why not. Let’s let Yining try it. And we were caught in surprise when the thing started spinning.
Yining was abit worried at first, then when she got the hang of it, she went wild. 

Look at how apprehensive Yining was initially. And in the next video, she’s totally enjoying it. After the first ride, the operator asked if we wanted to go another round. Yining answered immediately. And here we go again!

We went for some other rides after that and we ended the day with a mild ride for Yining.
Milder Ride
 By the time we left the theme park, it was already 5pm. We spent a good 6 hours at the theme park. My guide was good. He totally knew we would be enjoying the theme park. No wonder he set the pick up time at 5.
Leaving Leo Foo
We took another 1 over hour drive to our hotel in 淡水 to check in. Of course that’s not the end of the day yet. I will leave the rest to the next update.

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