Monday, February 11, 2008

Ah Meng To All That

This blog cannot allow the death of this very special orangutan to go unmarked. A Special Tourism Ambassador for Singapore, she 'could drink tea from a teacup and looked good for an ape,' we are told - which is more than can be said for some of our fellow humans. The poor thing seems to have suffered a major existential crisis in 1982, when she climbed a tree and refused to come down (then fell out), and became involved in a trans-species love triangle in 1992. Perhaps as a result of this, she is reported to have given birth to 'five children'. What a tale she could have told, if only she'd done a Cheeta. Now we'll never know the full story... RIP Ah Meng - you're probably better out of it.


  1. so what does it mean, ''ah meng''?

    I read a book at the airport which the herb we know as thyme was translated from chinese characters literally as 'one hundred miles fragrant' - which is probably perfectly rational to them but poetic nevertheless.

  2. I honestly thought this was about that very old man who used to be leader of the Liberal party till I looked at the links... still not sure..