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Sunday, August 07, 2011

Bangkok (Day 2) : Tiger Temple

Gosh! It takes me ages to write another post about my vacation in Bangkok.
After I went to River Kwai, the next trip was Tiger Temple. You can read the detail about Tiger Temple here.
When we reached there, the weather there was cloudy. A hint that it was about to rain. I prayed that the weather will stay cloudy because it won’t be too hot and the most important thing no rain. Why? Because I brought along my DSLR camera and if raining, it would be hard for me to use it.
All tourist from the same van with me walked quickly to the gate and some even ran. Then, we realized that we have to walk further to the canyon!
Haha!
At this point, I started to run and left my 3 friends behind as the rain started to pour.
When we reached at the canyon not many people was there. I did not realize I was at the queue and it was my turn to snap with the tiger! LOL.
The woman took my camera and I was shock. “Hey!” was the only word came out from my mouth. She told me that she will take the pictures and I must follow what she says and keep holding her hand in the canyon. I told her that my friend, Keith has no camera and whether it is possible for him to follow me. I saw Keith was waving his hand telling me that he wants to follow. She said “…later”.
Fine.
Amazingly, she knew how to use my DSLR. As soon as I started to take picture with the tigers, the rain started to pour heavily. Damn it! I was worried and she was smiling happily. Haha.
After I had done taking picture, she grabbed Keith’s hand to follow her and repeat the same thing I did. Luckily, he was the last one because they stop the taking picture session for safety reason. Tigers will be VERY AGGRESIVE!
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As soon as Keith finished taking picture, he passed me the camera and I hurriedly wipe the camera with the tissue. Haha.
When the rain stopped. The Tiger Temple staff told us to go to the fake cave because they wanted to take all tigers back to their home. If the tigers see us walking around they might attack us because they feel insecure. So, I walked to the cave waiting for the tigers to pass by. So many tourist were there and some waiting with the camera. I took out my iPhone instead of DSLR waiting for the best shot.
The monk brought all tigers and one of them brought the cub to the cave. I was shock as I didn’t know he was at my back. Haha.
Then, I saw some other animals running toward us. Water buffalo, deer, wild boar, cow and many others. I realized they were running here for the food.

After they had done stuffing themselves, I walked out and talked to a monk when on my way back. Oh yeah, I saw a bear in a fake cave and tall fence was around it. I wonder why the bear was in there while other wild animals were outside happily running here and there? Hmm.
The journey back to the hotel was not good. Bad traffic jam and we stuck in the jam for about 2 hours! Roughly. The van did not stop in front of our hotel but somewhere in town. I took cab to the hotel.
As soon as I reached hotel, Marcus text me. Asked me out for dinner at Somboon. A seafood restaurant. I went there with Keith and met Marcus and Marc there. The foods were awesome!
After that, we went to some good places for drinks and went back to hotel pretty late.
Great day even though it was a very tiring one.
One of the best vacation.

36 comments:

  1. dah berjanggut tunggu entri u tau dak,
    hahahahahaha,

    a takut ka pegang harimau itew,
    alahai,
    kalau i,
    mmg x akn pegang punya...

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  2. cik wanie,

    haha seram juga nak pegang. tapi kena beranikan diri.

    memang kemalasan sangat nak update. FB pun malas nak update. haha.

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  3. hihihihihi,
    kalau i yg cuba memberanikan diri,
    nampaknya i akn fengsan dulu....

    so ada lagi kan story pasal percutian u ke Bangkok kannnnn

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  4. cw,

    ada lagi :)

    nanti ye :P

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  5. I think the woman biasa already with all sorts of camera that tourist brings there.

    Fuiyo...i see I also felt a bit scared to be next to the tiger

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  6. Nice photos taken with the tigers :)

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  7. small kucing,

    haha i guess so :)

    yeah i was afraid at first but then i felt better when i saw a monk not far away from there :)

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  8. Wow....you guys weren't scared at all. :)

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  9. tekkaus,

    haha maybe because of the friendly staff and the monk :)

    rumors said the tigers have been given drug.

    tourist guide said the tigers are vegetarian.

    i don't know which one is correct :D

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  10. Nice photos of the tigers! That woman must be a pro already with all sorts of cameras haha!!

    Wah! But I think it's very risky to be with the tigers lah even though they are on drugs or whatever. Vegetarian tigers? That's a myth haha!!

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  11. Foong,

    Haha I think so. She was so relax chewing gum while taking pictures LOL.

    Yeah. At first, I did not agree with the vegetarian fact but when I saw the monk fed them the plant and they ate it deliciously; I changed my mind :-)

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  12. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    السلام عليكم ورحمة الله و بركاته
    أهلا وسهلا يا رمضان!! ... رمضان كريم
    ”Selamat Berpuasa & Selamat Berbuka
    firestartingautomobil.blogspot.com
    bukandoktorveterinar.blogspot.com
    ~~~~~~~~~جزاك اللهُ خيراً~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Jom Terjah entry terbaru ??
    tip servis tayar kereta

    uihhhhh baiknya harimau tu siap boleh pegang pegang sekaliiiii dia ngammmm kenyang tau.... besooorrr betul dah sebesar orang nampaknya....

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  13. Afzainizam,

    Haha tangan pun besar muka bro :-)

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  14. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    السلام عليكم ورحمة الله و بركاته
    أهلا وسهلا يا رمضان!! ... رمضان كريم
    ”Selamat Berpuasa & Selamat Berbuka
    firestartingautomobil.blogspot.com
    bukandoktorveterinar.blogspot.com
    ~~~~~~~~~جزاك اللهُ خيراً~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Jom Terjah entry terbaru ??
    tip servis bleeding brake kereta

    hahhhh pak belang punya tapak tangan sekali tampar penuh muka... yang syoknya dia santai ajer dok baring-baring jinak yerr

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  15. Afzainizam,

    Betul tu bro. Selalunya manusia kalau kena terkam dah boleh injured teruk. Tu belum kena kunyah macam chewing gam :-)

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  16. Whoa the tigers are like cats so tame a peaceful.

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  17. Bananaz,

    Yes. Just that they are bigger haha

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  18. I am quite convince that the tigers are all females. They seemed to be under your spell bro..ha..ha..

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  19. Dr Sam,

    Hehe. Some of them are male tigers :-) have you tried this doc?

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  20. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    السلام عليكم ورحمة الله و بركاته
    أهلا وسهلا يا رمضان!! ... رمضان كريم
    ”Selamat Berpuasa & Selamat Berbuka
    firestartingautomobil.blogspot.com
    bukandoktorveterinar.blogspot.com
    ~~~~~~~~~جزاك اللهُ خيراً~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Jom Terjah entry terbaru ??
    tip Pemeriksaan servis kereta

    aku tertarik tengok ko garu-garu ponggong rimau tu,,, siap lena mata rimau tu bila ko tolong garu bungkok rimau tu

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  21. Afzainizam,

    Haha banyak la ko garu. Pegang pun sentuh je. Kena harimau yang moody, bahaya.

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  22. Whoa, so cool. Lovely pics with the tigers..

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  23. terra,

    you shoud try :D

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  24. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    السلام عليكم ورحمة الله و بركاته
    أهلا وسهلا يا رمضان!! ... رمضان كريم
    ”Selamat Berpuasa & Selamat Berbuka
    firestartingautomobil.blogspot.com
    bukandoktorveterinar.blogspot.com
    ~~~~~~~~~جزاك اللهُ خيراً~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Jom Terjah entry terbaru ??
    tip servis motorsikal kupcai scooter

    yang penting kamu berani.... kalau kita berani dapat lahhh merasa pegang rimau yang tak pernah mimpi aku nak pegang tu...

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  25. afzainizam,

    hehe lagi sekali ke Bangkok nak naik gajah and water rafting :)

    lepas tu kalau pergi lagi enjoy je kot :)

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  26. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    السلام عليكم ورحمة الله و بركاته
    أهلا وسهلا يا رمضان!! ... رمضان كريم
    ”Selamat Berpuasa & Selamat Berbuka
    firestartingautomobil.blogspot.com
    bukandoktorveterinar.blogspot.com
    ~~~~~~~~~جزاك اللهُ خيراً~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Jom Terjah entry terbaru ??
    tip tayar motorsikal pancit

    Maaf dah lama aku tak ziarah blog ko lahhh... Maaf lah yerrrr...

    beb ko nak naik gajahhh yerr alamakkk aku pernah naik gajah tapi kat jerantut pahang wooo mmg aku teruja tapi kat bangkok tu belum lerrr

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  27. afzainizam,

    wah dah pernah la bro? bagus!

    entah bila nak melawat bangkok lagi ni. plan nak ke chiang mai pula.

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  28. Budak-budak main mercun,
    Jangan sampai terbakar tangan,
    Di Aidilfitri kita berhimpun,
    Hulurkan tangan meminta ampun.

    Sudah tiba Hari Raya,
    Setelah kita sebulan berpuasa,
    Hari Raya di sambut gembira,
    Jangan pula ada yang berduka
    ★°°•.★°°•.★°°•.★°°•.★°°•.★
    ----==--Salam Aidilfitri---==----
    --=== Maaf Zahir & Batin ===--
    ★°°•.★°°•.★°°•.★°°•.★°°•.★
    semoga kesalahan dimaafkan, silaturrahim kekal erat
    buat pembaca blog kami
    firestartingautomobil.blogspot.com
    bukandoktorveterinar.blogspot.com
    Jom Terjah entry terbaru ??
    masalah ignition motorsikal tak hidup

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  29. If I were to go and have my photo taken with the tiger, sure habis... The tiger would think I was lunch. So lemak, so delicious. LOL!!!

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  30. afzainizam,

    selamat hari raya maaf zahir batin bro :)

    eh dah update ke blog veterinary tu?

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  31. stp,

    haha. no la. they said these tigers eat veggie only.

    :D

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  32. That tiger temple is wrong. The people who work in it abuse the tigers, they arn't vegitarian as that would be impossible, it wouldn't suprize me if they were druged. The young tigers are let out for four hours and no more for the tourists, they are treated with abuse and horrific so.
    Everything is crule. Their urine is sqirted in their face and they are beaten daily and harshly. They live in concret cells comparible to ww1/2 tourtue chambers, most living inside them 24/7. The tigers become very ill in these conditions and suffer for prolonged periods without proper care. These are just some exaples of the raw facts of the abuse of the tigers in the temple. In addition to all this the tigers are abused further, in one case a feamale tiger was poisoned, simple because a staff member was upset. The temple was set up for profit in a low income area of poverty. When a tiger becomes old or otherwise unshowable to the tourists they sell them to the illegal wildlife trade, they are sent to fur farms or kill imediatly for fur and body parts for chinese medicen. Then new cubs are brought, just as the original 8 were in 1999, in and the whole crule cycle of death is started over again. All for money. If you wish to stop this or find out more or verify this, then please go ahead and type into google right now Tiger temple cruity/ Tiger temple care2 and find out the facts for youselve. Thanks for reading.

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  33. hmm i'll find out about this when i got some free time to kill. right now i'm very busy with studies and work.

    thanks for sharing this info. i didn't think about this before. but i'll investigate.

    if it's true, i wonder why so many visitors still there and the monks are very friendly and i bet you know how monk looks like? very kind and so on.

    thanks again ya.

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  34. First time I seen your photos with the tigers! Wow so good! :)

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    1. I went there in 2011. Remember you were there too? I mean in Bangkok and we met for seafood at that huge crab statue on top of the restaurant :)

      Have you been here? It's cool! :)

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