In Loving Memory of Ah Meng

February 10, 2008 at 4:10 pm | Posted in itchy mouth | 2 Comments
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Hundreds and thousands of people turned up at the Singapore Zoo for the special memorial service for Ah Meng, our beloved Orang Utan, and to see her for the very last time.

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Many turned up with flowers to bid Ah Meng goodbye

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Mini exhibition on Ah Meng’s life

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At around 9.20am, Ah Meng’s casket was carried in by her zookeeper friends

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The ‘hearse’ carrying Ah Meng’s casket, a small one probably meant for children

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Tisu Girl queuing up to see Ah Meng for the last time 😦

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Ah Meng’s burial ground at the Garden With A View

The crowd kept coming in and the queue to see Ah Meng’s body snaked all the way to the far end that the memorial had to start late at 11.20am. It had been an emotional moment, with many shedding tears after seeing Ah Meng. After the delivering of eulogies by Ah Meng’s boss and Sam, her caretaker for 36 years, the public were invited to offer flowers to her grave.

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Ah Meng’s friends from the zoo bidding the final good-bye, many shedding tears

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“Goodbye my friend,” Sam’s voice breaking at this point

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Sending off Ah Meng

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Engaging professional help (the bald man in white), Ah Meng’s casket
being lowered down to the burial site

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Sam was the first to cover Ah Meng’s grave with earth

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Laid in ground and rest in peace

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A durian tree will be planted beside Ah Meng’s burial ground as it is
her favourite fruit

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Set up in 2006, this statue of Ah Meng has been moved to the burial site

Ah Meng may you rest in peace! We will always miss you!

More report at Channel News Asia website

P.S: We are deeply saddened to learn about another baby Orang Utan Atina’s freak accident barely a week after Ah Meng’s departure! 😦 May Atina rest in peace with Ah Meng!

Also see related post:
> Goodbye! Our Beloved Singapore Girl Ah Meng 
 

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  1. R.I.P. Ah Meng. We Will Always Remember You!

  2. WE Will Miss U Alot!You Are The Best Orangutan In The Whole Wide World!!


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