Singapore’s Jurong Bird Park is one of the island nation’s four wildlife reserve parks – the other three being the Singapore Zoo, the River Safari and the Night Safari. It is home to over 5000 birds across 400 species. From curious parrots to adorably chubby penguins, fearsome birds of prey to pygmy songbirds, the park is definitely not short of feathered creatures.
If visiting, be sure to drop by the Waterfall Aviary, one of the world’s largest walk-in aviaries housing over 600 free-flying birds as well as a stunning 30-metre high waterfall. Other large free-flying aviaries include the 9-storey high Australian themed Lory Loft, where visitors may purchase containers full of nectar to feed the lories and lorikeets; and the newly revamped Wings of Asia enclosure, home to various exotic and endangered birds such as the Bali Mynah (less than 200 are estimated to be left in the wild).
Surrounded by lush green forest, the Jurong Bird Park is an amazing place for any aspiring photographer willing to challenge themselves to shoot colourful, moving subjects. The daily feeding sessions and crowd-pleasing bird shows will provide plenty of close encounters with the winged beauties.
JURONG BIRD PARK
2 Jurong Hill
Opening hours: 8.30am – 6pm (daily)
Admission: SG$28 (adult) / SG$18 (child)