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现在才发现,原来我们的部落格差一点就安了个和大马著名背包旅行作者黄爱琳的两本书书名一样的名字。。。所以如果有一天爱琳再出版第三本书,而书名为《再难也要去旅行》的话,我们并不是抄袭她的哦。。。 ^.^

主编 09年8月1日 ****************************************************************

Tigers!!

Hmmm... so this is my first post here. Decided to share my trip to the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi, Thailand 3 years ago. It was a great experience for all of us who were there!


Walking with the tiger - we're instructed to not be in front of the tiger and always put a hand on the tiger's body to let it be aware of our presence.


The big cat making a pit stop with Sah.


We walked with the tiger until a canyon where we saw many other tigers resting there. They were all very healthy looking and not tied! Then all the tourists took turns to take picture with the tigers - u hand in ur camera to the staff and they will hold ur hand, lead u around from tiger to tiger and take photos of u with the tigers.


At first we were a bit nervous - u can see it from our unnatural smile and body language...






Then, I approached the abbot, paid respect and requested to have a picture with him. He replied,"Ok, come here and sit down with ur legs folded like in meditation posture."

I did as he instructed and before I realised anything, he got hold of a tiger's head and flipped it onto my laps like this!



Wah! I was a bit surprised but with ajahn's presence I was not really worried. Then he said,"I'll move back and u get a picture with him on ur own." And this was what I got:-




Subsequently, all of us in the group were more relaxed and started taking pictures with the cats with more 'intimate' poses...




If u think the above is cool, wait till u see the following ones:-


Sah's bolster.


Hai and his new pet.


KW pampering the cat.


Handsome KS made this beauty felt embarassed. Kekeke!


Hmm... but Prawn still looked scared! Haha!

Saw a report on this temple on The Star today. Looks like recently the tigers are being chained already while posing. To ensure safety i guess... but u feel more heroic with them unchained isn't it? :)
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