Now here’s more reason to visit Singapore…
When in Singapore, never miss the chance to visit Asia’s largest bird paradise that’s home to more than 5,000 birds across 400 species – Jurong Bird Park.
At first, I thought it was just an ordinary visit to a typical park with a lot of birds…Little did I know that I was about to be blown away with this experience and I would have to say that my visit here at Jurong Bird Park was the highlight of my Singapore Zoo experience.
Unlike here in the Philippines, Jurong Bird Park is all about free-flying feathered friends. It is home to four large free-flight aviaries which mirror the natural habitats of birds from all over the world.
First of all, be aware that Jurong Bird Park is around 20 hectares huge, so be sure to fill your tummies up before starting your journey. It also pays to bring water as it tends to be hot in Singapore. I strongly suggest you have lunch inside the park. They offer a really nice buffet plus a chance to witness and interact with the coolest parrots ever!
Here are the MUST SEE attractions:
Pelican Cove: Curious about pelicans? Jurong Bird Park features the world’s most complete collection of pelicans with seven out of eight species represented.
Here, you can even see a Dalmatian pelican – the largest species weighing up to 15kg! Visit them during feeding hours and get to watch them in action as they make their dramatic underwater swoops for fish.
You can also get to feed them up-close with fresh fish for a more awesome experience.
Waterfall Aviary: Jurong Bird Park’s largest walk-in aviary with over 600 free-flying birds from 50 species, including the endangered sun conures, common crowned pigeons and Von der Decken’s hornbills.
It houses a 30-metre high waterfall which is the world’s first and tallest man-made waterfall as well as the tallest waterfall inside an aviary.
Wings of Asia: It houses an impressive collection of over 500 birds representing 135 species, the largest diversity of birds in the park. It’s also home to 24 threatened species such as the Bali mynah, our very own Luzon bleeding-heart dove and black-winged starling.
Thanks to the park’s ongoing conservation breeding programmes, many of them have been successfully hatched and raised in this facility.
Lory Loft: Now we come to my favorite part of the park, which is also the largest lory flight aviary at 3,000 square metre and nine storeys high. Here at the Lory Loft, you can get to experience up-close feeding frenzy while walking across suspended bridges.
I’m sure you’ll love this experience like I did. Nothing beats that feeling of being up-close to these colorful feathered creatures.
Here, you can get to know more about their unique behaviors and connect with them on a whole new level.