If you opt to visit Singapore with friends and family then you may want to go to the Jurong Birdpark, Zoo and Night Safari. There is a combined ticket available which gives you admission to all free parks. The ticket without trams inside the parks is about 40 SGD.
The Zoo and Night Safari are next to each other.
Checkout the website before you go there.
The Birds & Buddies show at 3pm was nice to watch.
If you love to take pics of birds then don't miss the Bee-Eater & Starling feeding at 2:30pm.
The closest MRT station is probably Boon Lay Station.
From there I took a cab, didn't want to wait for the next bus.
You may see the website for the entrance fee and opening hours. I am going to tell you about my short trip in this park. A mini beautiful fountain will welcome you at the entrance. Get your park map at the main gate. Take a short view in Penguin Parade area on your right after the entrance. It is not really exciting view for me, because all of them will be in a glass room, kinda feeling quilty of it after seeing The Happy Feet Movies. Go to the Lory main station first to have a look of the birdpark quickly. Keep your tickets because you will go down in some lory stations. You may go down and get in the lory on the same lory station with that one ticket. The first stop will be Lory Loft. Buy a cup of nectar and feed the birds there. Many colorful birds and watch out with your heels on the bridge. The second station will be Waterfall station. After the waterfall, you will see a small show on how they feed some species of the birds with the insects. I wasnt brave enough to do that though.:-)After that, you will be headed to the main station again. Great view of the park on the lory. Do not miss the all birdstar show at 11am and 4pm (see my tip about it). You may take lovely pictures with the bird at Photography with Birds Area, just across the lory main station. Dont forget to see some Jurong souvenir shops near the exit door. Bring your water, camera, and tissue papers. Ohhh and DON`T WORRY WITH THE BIRD FLU HERE.
The show will be performed at 11AM and 3PM local time at Pools Amphitheater, the left side of Lory Main Station. No entrance fee for the show, and it will be around 30-40minutes.Be on time so you will get the great seats (middle-area). Many varieties of birds will perform their skills to the audience with their trainers. After the show, you may take some pictures with the bird stars for around 10Sing$ (Jan2007) with your own camera and they will give a VCD about Jurong Bird Park too. Great time there and more fun, especially for your kids!!
Jurong Bird Park is a lovely way to spend a few hours. A monorail operates which gives you an overview of the park. From the beautiful bird displays to the lovely landscaping, even if you are not a bird fanatic you will enjoy yourself.
"Birds n Buddies" Show is one of the attractions of Jurong BirdPark. This show boasts the widest variety of performing birds in a single act. Be entertained by the antics of colourful costume characters and be amazed by the natural behavior of the birds.
Venue: Pools Amphitheatre
Daily: 11am & 3pm
Visit the largest bird park in Southeast Asia. Not-to-be-missed attractions include the Waterfall Aviary, the world's highest man-made waterfall at 30 metres, the Penguin Parade where penguins live and play in an environment similar to that of the South Pole, the Southeast Asian Bird Aviary where a thunderstorm is simulated everyday at noon, and the highly entertaining All Star Bird Show. Don't forget to check out Lory Loft or for a more interactive visit, the "Be A Falconer" programme. Take flight only after having had refreshments at The Lodge on Flamingo Lake.
Opening times: 9am-6pm daily
Admission: SGD 14.00 Adult, SGD 7.00 Child
Spend a part of the day here. A world's largest walk-in aviary. Among the best aviaries in the world, the 20+ hectare park is home to 9,000 or so birds from over 600 species. There are some excellent exhibits, shows about every half hour, and more to take in than a one day visit allows. The park is also handicapped accessible and very relaxing. Worth visit for both young and old.
Visit the largest bird park in SEA. It is located at Jurong, western part of Singapore . The waterfall Aviary is the highest man-made waterfall at 30 metres. A must see is the Penguin Parade and their All Stars Birdshow at the Amphitheatre.
Enjoy an airconditioned Panorail ride for an overview of the park ($4). The Walk-in Aviary is a must visit as the birds are kept in this netted enclosure. The lory loft is worth a visit too as u come up close and personal with the birds.
You can have your refreshements at the Flamingo Lode. You can have your breakfast with the birds at 9.30am at the Songbird Terrace.
Opens from 9am to 5pm.
Admission fee is $16 (Oct 06)
My Pics taken at Jurong Bird Park
Despite the bird flu scare, this is a wonderful bird park to visit that is unparalleled in Asia. There are giant dome aviaries complete with waterfalls to walk into to see the birds in their natural environment. Over 9,000 birds and 600 species.
My favorites are the birds of paradise, the large collection of hornbille and raptors as well feeding sugar water to countless colorful Australian parrots and parakeets.
There is a monorail that stop. Part of the walk a slight gradient but going around slowly, you will have a wonderful time with or without the children, enjoying a spectacular range of bird species from all over the world.
Jurong Bird Park is Southeast Asia's largest bird park and home to over 8,000 birds of 600 species from all over the world.
It includes the world's largest collection of Southeast Asian Hornbills and South American Toucans. It also has the world's second largest penguin exhibit.
The world's biggest man made waterfall is also a very cooling and attractive spot.
Entrance can be included as part of a 3 park pass to Jurong Bird Park,Singapore Zoo and Night Safari.
We went to the Jurong Bird Park last year, I must confess that birds don't really interest me but this place is something else.
Its very big and has a wide range of different species.
I think my fav would have to be the Flamingos, so bright and pink, they looked really pretty on the lake.
The Osteriches are pretty cool, got a pretty cool shot of one staring straight at my camera.
The park also boasts the highed man made waterfall, stretching up to 30 metres high set in the Waterfall Aviary with free flying birds.
If you don't want to spend the whole day in Jurong Bird Parks, I suggest a day trip to Jurong: Try to get to the Bird Park early in the morning so that you won't miss any shows and still have time to see most of the attractions. By lunch time when it's getting hot and you become hungry, leave the Bird Park and go to Jurong Point Shopping Centre (see my tips about this shopping centre in my Singapore travel page) to have your lunch and do some shopping. At the end of the day visit Chinese Garden and Japanese Garden. All these activities can be done in one day easily using public transport (MRT and bus) because these places are all located in Jurong.
People usually think that Jurong Falls (in the BIrd Park) is the tallest man-made waterfall in the world. However, I searched on the internet and found out that the largest (and tallest) waterfall in the world is in China (built in 2002). The thing is that one was built in front of a hotel so it looks obviously artificial. Jurong Falls was built in a natural setting so it looks more beautiful. If you take a photo of someone standing on the bridge with the Jurong Falls in the background, who will think that waterfall is a man-made one ?
After seeing the waterfall, do not go back !. Turn left passing a bridge and you will see one of the most interesting attractions of the Bird Park - The Starlings. They are small beautiful African Birds. At about 10 AM is the Starlings feeding time. You can hold a cup containing live mealworms in your hand and feed them . It's very exciting !
Most guidebooks recommended the man made Jurong Falls as the best thing to see in Jurong Bird Park, so it may be the first thing you look for upon arriving at the Park. It's not easy because the waterfall is located at the very end of the Park and the Park is very big.That's why my son was very excited when we found it finally ! You need to keep checking the signs or map (it's called Waterfall Aviary in the Park Map). Don't forget to check the Show Time first, otherwise you may miss the show while looking for the waterfall.