Jurong Bird Park

An Avian Paradise

When in search of nature attractions in Singapore one would encounter many and one of these would be the Jurong Bird Park which is one of its most popular attractions. Opened in 1971 on Jurong Hill Singapore west, Asia’s largest avian haven Jurong is home to approximately 8000 birds from 600 species ranging from the grasslands of Africa to the tropical rainforests of South America.

An excellent choice of accommodation to enjoy Singapore is the Sheraton Towers Singapore with its star rated facilities and services located close to Jurong Bird Park.

Jurong offers visitors encounters with some of the rarest members of the avian world. Among the elusive species found here are the crested guinea fowl, iridescent starling and the turaco.

Taking the Jurong Bird Park Panorail is a convenient way of seeing the beautifully landscaped sanctuary. It circles the entire park and has three drop off stations where visitors can hop off and roam the park and rejoin the Panorail.

The ‘Wings of Asia Aviary’ is home to 24 of Asia’s most threatened species all bred and nurtured at Jurong.

The ‘Waterfall Aviary’ is the world’s largest replication of a part of a tropical rainforest. The park is home to over 600 birds from about 50 different species and visitors can enjoy being sprayed by the cooling water droplets from the waterfall while bird watching at close quarters.

In ‘The Feeding Frenzy Tour’ visitors can call a bird by its name and have it come to them and tamely eat out of their hands. The Jurong raptors swoop into action in the ‘King of the Skies’ program held at the Hawk Arena. Visitors can try their hand at falconry during this show or join the ‘Be A Falconer Program’ later.

The ‘Penguin Coast’,’ Lory Loft’ ‘Pelican Cove’ and ‘Flamingo Cove’ are the homes of diverse varieties of these birds.

For kids Birdz of Play, the bird themed playground offers many delights and young would – be – ornithologists will enjoy the overnight camps offered by Jurong.

Jurong Bird Park – it is a must in Singapore.

Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+