Ashley is very fond of birds and gets really happy every time one flies past her bedroom window. She also has a lot of animal picture books and whenever she sees an image of a bird, she will excitedly say “Duck!”. Oh well.
Anyway, to broaden her knowledge of birds, we took her down to the Singapore Jurong Bird Park, one of the largest parks of its kind in the world that boasts over 9000 birds. Hard to believe, but this park has been open since 1971; and the last time I visited was when I was still a young boy. It must have been over 20 years ago!
The bird park is open every day from 9am to 6pm and costs $18 for adults and $9 for children between 3-12 years old.
The first show we attended was the Birds of Prey show. It was extremely crowded, probably due to it being the Deepavali public holiday, and only Ashley was lucky enough to get a seat (not that she could stay seated for long!). It was interesting seeing these predators fly after fake snakes and rabbits and for the most part, the big birds were very obedient. Some refused to coorperate but luckily, the birds handlers always had a Plan B.
These birds are really majestic when they spread their wings.
There is a huge lake in the middle of the park known as Flamingo Lake that is home to hundreds of pink flamingos. I have never ever seen so many flamingos in one place at the same time, and the view would have been perfect if not for a huge glass building behind the lake.
The gals trying to appear as colourful as some of the birds.
Like these flamingos for example!
There is also a Pelican Cove next to the Flamingo Lake but as the photos show, these birds don’t mix.
Back at the entrance, there is another smaller pond with orange flamingos. I think Ashley liked these ones the best!
More photos can be found here! Note: gallery is now private for family only.