Jurong Bird Park, Singapore
"Jurong Bird Park Tip:
Don't miss the bird shows and feeding demonstrations!"
(Video: Dancing lorikeets @ Lory Loft, Bird Park)
Or consider getting the 3-in-1 Park Hopper Ticket (savings). Details below.
MRT + Bus: MRT to Boon Lay Station. Then Bus 194 or 251.
Driving: From AYE, Exit 17.
Taxi: The drivers all know this one.
My latest visit to the Jurong Bird Park threw up a few surprises for me. Before this, my previous trip was more than 20 years ago! The park has obviously progressed. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of their shows - Birds n Buddies and Kings of the Skies. Take your kids there and let them have a blast, especially at the bird shows.
Birds n Buddies
I watched in amazement as a parrot sang in 3 languages. And then the macaws flew through hoops and even tinier holes.
It all makes this macaw vs cockatoo competition look so ordinary. (left)
I'll not spoil your visit by revealing too much here.
Kings of the Skies
Hands will go up here. There'll be no shortage of volunteers to participate in the show. The kids can't wait to get involved.
Watch a Himalayan Raven Vulture obey instructions like a soldier. And the falcons fly so close that their wings sometimes brush against you! (left)
As you can see here, the audience has tremendous trust in the Jurong Bird Park. Nobody seems worried, even as these birds-of-prey swoosh about looking for food.
Playful, Dancing Birds @ Lory Loft
|These birds are friendly, curious and gregarious. They probably think that human visitors are their parents of sorts. They'd bounce around you, and even dance on your shoulders if you offer them a nice treat.|
Colours & Feathers
|Some of the birds are hideous-looking. Others become grouchy if you go too near them. But photo opportunities abound with the the more docile (and colourful) birds.|
Here are a few of the pretty (or handsome?) residents...
@ Birds n Buddies Show
Lorikeet @ Lory Loft
@ Kings of the Skies Show
Jurong Bird Park Tips for Visitors
- The 'Birds n Buddies' and 'Kings of the Skies' Shows are really worth watching. Try to include these during your visit.
Here's the schedule of the Bird Shows:
Kings of the Skies10am4pm Birds and Buddies11am3pm
There's also a Parrots Show for children at 1pm.
- If you are taking the taxi there, try to go in the morning. Very few taxis go to the Park after 5pm, so you may have difficulty getting back to town. Moreover, the expressway traffic after 6pm is heavy.
- If cost is a concern, try to take your own bottled drinks to the Park. A bottle of 100 Plus costs $3!
- If you are also visiting the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari, you may buy the 3-in-1 Park Hopper Ticket for $58 ($38 for children 1-12 years old) and get some savings off the total price of tickets. The Park Hopper ticket allows one-time entry to each park and is valid for 1 month.
Watch my Jurong Bird Park videos.
Page Author: Gabriel Tan. All rights reserved.
Page Updated: 1 June 2010.