Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Destination SG: Jurong Bird Park

Attraction: Jurong Bird Park
Address: 2 Jurong Hill Singapore
Admission Fee: Adult - SGD18 (621php) Price as of November 5, 2009
Children - SGD 9 (306php) Price as of November 5, 2009
Phone Number: 62 65 0022
Operating Hours: Opening hours of Park: 8.30am to 6pm daily (Last ticket sale at 5.30pm)
Panorail Ride: 8.30am to 6pm (Last train leaves from Main Station at 5.45pm)

Jurong Bird Park is one of my favorite attractions in Singapore. If your planning to go here, I advise you to alot 1 whole day for Jurong Bird Park. To get to Jurong Bird Park by public transport, you can take either the MRT or by bus. I took the MRT and alighted at Boon Lay Station and transfered to SBS number 194 or 251 at the Boon Lay Bus Interchange. You can also take the bus serviced by Bushub Services PVT. LTD., for more information pls. click here.

Jurong Bird Park boasts 4 Free Flight Aviaries: African Waterfall Aviary, Jungle Jewels Flight Aviary, Lori Loft and Southeast Asian Bird Aviary.

African Waterfall Aviary is inspired by African Tropical rainforest which is home to 50 species of birds, comprising of Starlings, Turacos, Carmine Bee-eaters, Rollers, Red and Yellow Barbet, Whydahs, Weavers, Parrots, White-Faced Tree Ducks, Helmeted Guinea fowls, South African Crowned Cranes and Egyptian Geese to name a few other special features include: two Observation Posts also part of the shelter area, where one can sit and take a leisurely break from the climb. From these posts, one can view the waterfall and observe exceptionally shy birds at close proximity. African roots take pride in this lovely and scenic walk-in aviary, considered until today the worlds largest. Visitors can make a choice of arriving on foot or via the African Waterfall Aviary station.

Jungle Jewels Waterfall Aviary is designed to create an environment where visitors can observe at close proximity a fraction of the amazing diversity and complexity of the South American rainforest. The intimate walk-in aviary allows one to meander and carefully observe the seemingly shy residents at first glance. Closer inspection and with your eyes high up on treetops and taller plants will reveal fruit-eaters like the Tanagers and Contingas. Other species you may find include the Violaceous Euphonia, Red-Crested Cardinals, Yellow-hooded Blackbirds and so much more.

Among the Four Free Flight Aviaries, my fave is the Lory Loft! Jurong Bird Park's Lory Aviary is The World's Largest which houses close to a thousand colorful Lories!

Southeast Asia is home to over 1,000 species of birds from a global total of 8,500 species. The Jurong Bird Park has a collection of about 260 Southeast Asian species; one of the world’s largest collection.The Southeast Asian Birds Aviary is a showcase of the region’s exotic and endangered species.

Other Birds that can be spotted at jurong Bird park!