Jurong Bird Park, Singapore

"Jurong Bird Park Tip:
Don't miss the bird shows and feeding demonstrations!"

(Video: Dancing lorikeets @ Lory Loft, Bird Park)

What:
Singapore's Bird Park
- Over 9000 birds
- Over 600 species
- Clever bird shows
- Feed the lorikeets

Where:
2 Jurong Hill Road

Admission:
Adult, S$18; Child, S$12.
(Open daily, 8.30am-6pm)

Or consider getting the 3-in-1 Park Hopper Ticket (savings). Details below.

Getting Here:

MRT + Bus: MRT to Boon Lay Station. Then Bus 194 or 251.

Driving: From AYE, Exit 17.

Taxi: The drivers all know this one.

Highlights

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

Jurong Bird Park - Parrots in competition.

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

Jurong Bird Park - Falcons flying over spectators.

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

Jurong Bird Park - Lorikeet at 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

Jurong Bird Park - Photo taking with macaws. 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...

Jurong Bird Park - Scarlet Macaw.
Jurong Bird Park - Lorikeet.
Jurong Bird Park - Falcon.
Scarlet Macaw
@ Birds n Buddies Show
Lorikeet @ Lory Loft
Falcon
@ Kings of the Skies Show

Jurong Bird Park Tips for Visitors

  1. 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:

     
    Morning
    Afternoon
    Kings of the Skies
    10am
    4pm
    Birds and Buddies
    11am
    3pm

    There's also a Parrots Show for children at 1pm.

  2. 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.

  3. If cost is a concern, try to take your own bottled drinks to the Park. A bottle of 100 Plus costs $3!

  4. 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.

Related Pages

Watch my Jurong Bird Park videos.

Tour Plan to Jurong Attractions (includes the Bird Park)

Singapore Zoo - Tips for Enjoying the Open Zoo

Singapore Zoo Videos

Singapore Night Safari

Singapore Night Safari Videos



Page Author: Gabriel Tan. All rights reserved.
Page Updated: 1 June 2010.



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