Our second day in Singapore trip we decided to visit Jurong Bird Park,which is one of the world’s largest bird park with a collection of 4,600 birds across 380 species.My friend’s apartment was next to Chinese Gardens where we stayed. For half an hour we wandered through the Chinese Garden and then caught a taxi to Jurong Bird Park. We reached the Jurong Bird Park at 11.00am.
Jurong Bird Park Timings & admission fee
Operating hours of Jurong Bird Park is from 8.30 am to 6pm.
For adults the admission fee is $18 and for children it costs $12.You can choose park hopper pass or combo pack as I mentioned in my earlier post.
Just like the Singapore zoo this bird park is also an open concept.On the entrance itself you can see the penguin coast but this time it was closed for maintenance. We walked little forward and reached the pools Amphitheater where Birds n Buddies show had just started.It is the only show in the world with the most number of birds in a live performance.It was really a stunning visual fiesta that brings together birds and colorful mascots on one stage.The parrot in that show sung well the song “happy birthday to you”.
You can also enjoy a leisurely air conditioned ride on the panorail and enjoy the panoramic view of the park . Panorail stops at the main station, lory station and waterfall station . panorail charges $5 for adults.But Panorail ride is too fast and won’t give a good view of the birds, so we decided to walk.
Here the habitats for the birds were beautifully maintained. The birds from all over the world including flamingos, hornbills, toucans, parrots , macaws, cranes, spoonbills, storks ,Emu were fantastic. I liked flamingos in the pond and pelican cove among the bird exbits. Lory loft is really amazing and interesting.This 9-storey- high enclosure offers a bird’s eye view of lush greenery and provides an opportunity for these colorful birds to perch on your arm while you feed and observe, it cost just $3.
we had our lunch at ‘song bird terrace’ where you can lunch with parrots.I didn’t like that show.confusion was there among the performing birds.Next we moved towards “world of darkness” ,Asia’s first nocturnal bird house.Here we saw nocturnal mischief night birds such as snowy owl and night heron,also the exhibit featuring over 25 birds across 9 species in settings that stimulate their natural habitats.Then we admired the 7 species of pelicans, including the endangered Dalmatian pelican at the world’s first underwater viewing gallery for pelicans.Pelican chit chat show was going on there. Be attentive and concentrate on the guy speaking about pelicans. At the end of the show they will be asking about pelicans and you will be getting attractive gift if you answer.
Another smaller walk-in aviary is for Southeast Asian endangered bird species where you can experience man made Thunderstorm. The African aviary is a spectacular feast for our eyes.It is the tallest man made waterfall in the world and word’s largest walk-in aviary with more than 1,500 free flying birds from over 60 species.It was an unique and memorable experience for us.A small water fountain was there where kids had a nice time.
We missed the ‘Kings of skies show’ at Fuji Hawk Walk.There are restaurants and Jurong souvenir shops near the exit door.Thus we had an unforgettable, cherishing 4 hours in the Jurong Bird park. Next we decided to go to Clarke Quay. Stay tuned with us to hear more about Clarke Quay , China town and Little India.