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.
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!!
While strolling along the foreshore heading from the Merlion to Boat Quay, Anne and I stumbled upon this big bronze bird. The plaque advises that the United Overseas Bank commisioned an artist I have never heard of (Botero) to create this huge sculpture symbolising hospitality and friendship.
Take a look at If you only have ONE day in Singapore.
Go to Jurong Bird Park and Night Safari
Jurong Bird Park
Take a taxi direct to Jurong Bird Park. Nearest MRT Station is Boon Lay (west most station). Take bus 194 or 251.
If u are going to the Zoo and Night Safari, take the MRT up north to Ang Mo Kio to transfer to bus 138 which takes u directly to the zoo. hop to nite safari for dinner just next door)
Jurong Bird Park
Bus 194, 251
Nearest to Boon Lay MRT Station
Opens 9am to 5pm
Visit the largest bird park in SEA. a visit to the Waterfall Aviary is a must. it is the world's highest man-made waterfall at 30 metres. Do visit the Penguine Parade and the Birdshows. I spend the whole day there with my family and we had lots of fun.
see my pics taken at Jurong Bird Park:
Night Safari (take the train and alight at Choa chu Kang MRT Station and transfer to bus 171 or 927
It was too dark to take any pictures at the Nite Safari. So just go there and enjoy the environment and see the Show.
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
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.
Even if you`re not into birds, you`ll have an enjoyable time at Jurong Bird Park. I was half-hearted about going but it ended up being a great day out.
There are numerous shows and demonstrations throughout the day. The two most popular shows are the "Birds of Prey Show" (10am and 4pm) and the "All Star Bird Show" (11am and 3pm).
One thing not be missed is the "Lory Loft", where you can walk out on a platform among 1000 lorikeets inside a massive aviary. There`s a neat little cafe beside it too....
This very entertaining and informative show is a MUST SEE in my opinion.
My favorite was the Macaws playing Basketball, they are so clever!
Birds fly over the audiences heads an onto awaiting out stretched arms. They do all sorts of clever tricks.
Amigo, is another clever Bird, he sings a local folk song!
Every Bird that is in the show is clever.......The Flamingos, Macaws, Pelicans, Cockatoo's, Hornbill's and more, all do a fantastic performance.
The Ampitheatre holds 2000 people, make sure you are a little early, as the seating fills quickly.
The Birds 'N Buddies show is held twice a day, at 11am & 3 pm, and is included in the admission price.
Admission to Jurong Bird Park in 2011...Adult S$18.00
Child (3 to 12 years old) S$12.00
8.30am to 6.00pm daily
(Last ticket sale at 5.30pm)
It's very much worth to spend a day in this park. Make sure you don't miss the Birds of Prey show at 1000 at the Fuji Hawk Walk. It's very entertaining apart from educational. Also make sure that you see the largest man made waterfall in the world. It's in the waterfall aviary at the furthest North of the park.
If you are like me and really like to watch animals, the Jurong Bird park is something for you! There are more than 8000 birds, of 600 different spieces.
So yes, you'll most probably be able to find your favourite here.
The park is huge, and it's more or less a full day-project to go through it. As I really like to take photos of animals this was little paradise for me. In the beginning I snapped tens of photos at every little bird, but after a while I realised I would need a couple of hundred new memory cards if I were to continue like that...
Coolest I must say are the Flamingo Lake and the Pelican Cove. Unique photo possibilities! Every hour there are new shows around the park, some good, some less entertaining. The talking parrot show I would said is more for kids, while the birds of prey show was really impressive. Despite a whole group of the birds of prey felt they were a bit too big stars to attend the show, and just flew away... :D
But don't miss it, really cool feeling when these huge birds are flying just above your head. Try to snap a good photo there if you can, not as easy as you might think...
Don't miss the penguins either, they are really cute!
The park is open daily 8.30 until 6pm, less people there during the weekdays of course. Admission is 18 SGD (9 euro), well worth the money!
Half price for kids (3-12 years old).
There is also a train (5 SGD) that one can take, but as with the Zoo train it's just stupid, as you won't be able to see anything properly when you're rushing by.
The park is located a bit outside the city center, so easiest way to get there is by car. But there are also buses that pick you up in both the city center (outside different hotels and shopping malls, check the home page of the park) and at the Singapore Zoo.
Don't really understand how anyone would be able to have energy to see both the zoo and the bird park in one day...?
As with the Zoo you can also have breakfast here. But instead of with the orangutans here you'll eat with the pelicans.
This Bird Park is the THE BEST.
It is so well done, with lots of huge avaries where the birds and you feel like you are out in the open.
There is a big display of Hornbills and Toucans, these are in large cages.
At 11.45am, the Keeper brings a large Hornbill out of its cage and gives a talk. You get up very close to it, and are allowed to touch and take photos.
Lorikeets are found in Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Lory Loft is another huge Aviary with an elevated board walk and suspension bridges, so that you are up there with the Birds.
I have dozens of Lorikeets that are at my front door and in other parts of my garden, but didn"t realize that there were so many different varietes of them.
They are so colourful and very noisy!
The children and Adults love to feed them, and you can for $1 for a cup of nectar.
You can do this anytime between 9 - 5 pm.
It was nice to sit here in the cafe and enjoy a cuppa.
Waterfall Avairy is the WORLD'S LARGEST WALK THROUGH AVAIRY. Its set in beautifuly landscaped gardens, complete with a waterfall. Over 1,500 birds call this home.
You can buy food for $1, and feed the Bee Eaters and Starlings at 10.30am & 2.30pm. These are really pretty birds, they flutter around you and sit on your arm, or just whiz in and take food directly from the cup.
A cheap, great experience.
If you enjoy watching birds-this is a great diversion in Singapore. There are lots of birds from all over the world that make their home here. My favorite part is the large aviary-which has the world's largest man made waterfall.
In the aviary, birds fly freely. You can even put some mealworms in your hand (for a small fee) and watch as the birds swoop down and grab them.
Great for kids.
This is a definate 'must see'!! What a great place!!
We caught the MRT to the Chinese Garden stop... wandered through the Chinese Gardens.... then caught a taxi to Jurong Bird Park.
Great day out!! ... and you have to see the bird show!! The handler is a true entertainer and the birds were magnificant!! More about that in my latest travelogue.