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Why Bird Paradise Is Going To Be A Must See

Did you know? Singapore’s brand new attraction Bird Paradise will be opening its doors to the public on May 8th 2023 in the Mandai Wildlife Reserve!

After 52 years of the bird park that was originally established, Jurong Bird Park has left an imprint on many of our childhoods. It was where we may have had the initial glimpse of birds like parrots or penguins in real life. The original park was closed on the 3rd of January 2023, witnessed the residents (more more than 3,000 bird species belonging to over 400 species of birds) making their way to their new paradise in Bird Paradise!

It’s well-deserved upgrades that include eight large walk-through aviaries as well as many more, not only for people who visit but also for the birds that live there too – with improved areas specifically designed to replicate the diverse ecosystems and habitats for our beloved birds.

The walkthrough bird aviaries influenced by diverse habitats around the globe across Africa up to South America, to a beautiful new penguin cove an outdoor restaurant that offers stunning view of waterfalls and more . Here are 14 things to anticipate to see in the new Bird Paradise during your visit!

1. Winged Sanctuary

Go to Bird Paradise and look out for Winged Sanctuary, a space where you can see rare and prey-like birds with significant conservation value. There are more than 100 different species of bird as well as their exhibits, ranging from Brahminy Starling to the Santa Cruz Ground Dove, to Maleo and Philippine Falconet.

2. Penguin Cove

It is located right next to right next to the Winged Sanctuary, the new Penguin Cove (one of my most frequent stops at the bird park of the past!) is a cold , salty habitat specifically designed for penguins. Not only that, it also provides an experience of dining with amazing buffets that are delicious in an underwater setting with penguins, The Penguin Cove Restaurant.

3. Heart of Africa

Are you done with penguins? Enter the Heart of Africa next, the largest aviary walk-through that replicates the forests of Africa with colorful birds that live in tall trees. The park also has the Bee-eater’s Cliff in which you can watch bee-eater birds eating insects from the air, and also the cultural aspects such as Congolese pavilions, as well as the viewing tower which offers the best view of the Africa-themed habitat.

4. Wings of Asia

If you’re looking for something that’s a bit more familiar, Wings of Asia is an area specifically designed especially for Southeast Asian creatures where you’ll discover pheasants grazing in the undergrowth and hornbills high up in the trees. There are other interesting cultural features like the Balinese-inspired gate, the pavilions , and sound sculptures made of water to discover and snap photos with.

5. Crimson Wetlands

Take a trip to the 3rd stop at Crimson Wetlands, and here’s the place where you’ll be in awe of the vibrantly colorful exhibit of Scarlet Ibises and Roseate Spoonbills flying across “marshy wetlands, set in the background of an ethereal town within South America”. Visit the lick made of clay with beautiful macaws that are seen feeding and the fountain (a in tribute to Jurong Bird Park’s first waterfall aviary in Jurong Bird Park), and Crimson Restaurant, a restaurant that offers stunning panoramic views over the area, and a waterfall!

6. Amazonian Jewels

Then, venture deep into the Amazon rainforest in Amazonian Jewels and get to know special bird species like the Amazonian Motmot and the Chestnut-eared Aracari while taking in the famous Amazonian rainforest the ficus trees, huge buttress roots, and much more.

7. The Songs of the Forest

A symphony that is enchanting and melodious in Songs of the Forest, an aviary with a walk-through designed specifically for singing songbirds from Asia including birds like the Bali Myna, Straw-headed Bulbul and Asian Fairy Bluebirds. This is an “peaceful sanctuary with huge overhanging leaves and sparkling streams influenced by the rivers in Southeast Asia”.

8. Mysterious Papua

The fun and excitement continues at Mysterious Papua. The show features Birds of Paradise of New Guinea dancing in flamboyant courtship. Do not forget to visit the bird hideout that is reminiscent of a longhouse to view Papuan birds such as that of Southern Cassowary, North Papuan King Parrot and Palm Cockatoo up close!

9. Australian Outback

In Mysterious Papua, go into the Australian Outback It’s which is a dry forest which is home to a variety of species of Lorikeets as well as endangered Lorikeets as well as a large number of pigeons.

10. Lory Loft

Make suspension bridges that are that are inspired by the traditional treehouses of Papua in the Lory Loft (an updated version of the original Lory Loft at Jurong Bird Park) and take a look at the gorgeous lories and parrots. Visitors can also give them a nectar drink for them to get closer “and even rest on your wrists or shoulders”!

11. Sky Amphitheatre

Have you missed the previous Kings of the Skies and High Flyers presentations at Jurong Bird Park? It’s time to go! Sky Amphitheatre will be home to two brand new avian shows that include Predators On Wings, and Wings of the World -with a familiar but updated format that showcases the extraordinary talents of birds and their trainers.

12. Feeding sessions

At just S$8 for a session for a single session, you can be up close and personal with breeds that are new like African Hornbills, Barbets, Pelicans and Lories in the various zones. Also, it’s for a worthy cause, as the proceeds from feeding animals are donated to Mandai Wildlife Group’s environmental initiatives.

13. Keeper-led experiences

If you want to experience a more intimate encounter take a trip on an Bird Discovery Tour, where you’ll get the inside scoop on the most attractive birds we have or register for an Backstage Pass, which gives guests an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse into the Avian Health as well as Research Centre?

14. Mandai Wildlife West

As the entry point for visitors to Bird Paradise and the upcoming Rainforest Wild is Mandai Wildlife West Mandai Wildlife West is an open-air guest area that includes kids’ play areas as well as dining alternatives. The guests will be welcomed by a 10-meter-high waterfall, which was designed in the style of Indonesia’s Madakaripura waterfall. What could be a better way to create an entrance!

Little ones will have a blast of fun at an fun Pangolin Adventure and Pangolin Hideout play areasthat encourage pangolin-like activities like borrowing, climbing, and sliding. Additional areas such as Forest Stream, Epiphytic Cluster, Green Roof, and the Foraging Trail are designed to be areas for education and allow the public to explore the variety of nature of the native wildlife, the flora and the various ecosystems.

If you’re hungry after all that food enrichment you’ve had, consider a range of environmentally-friendly food and F&B options. These include the such as Luke’s Lobster, Leckerbaer, and Mr. Holmes Bakehouse (in a flagship multi-concept store), A&W, Pavilion Banana Leaf and, the obvious, Birds of Paradise.

Ticketing details

On May 8, 2023 Bird Paradise will be open every day from 9am until 6pm with tickets for single admission that cost S$48.50 for adults and $33 for kids (three through 12) and S$20 for seniors. But, visitors can avail an exclusive rate that is S$38 per adult, and S$23 for kids and S$20 for seniors during the soft launch time from 8 to 26 May.

From the dense African rainforests from dense African rainforests to South American wetlands, Southeast Asian paddy fields and dry Australian Eucalyptus forests and much many more — make sure to put your calendars in place for visiting the newly opened Bird Paradise when it opens.