Generations of fun for the whole family at Jurong Bird Park!

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Jurong Bird Park, the largest in the Asia Pacific and the best in the world is celebrating SG50 and from now till 30 June 2015, it is free entry for Senior Citizens plus $2 off tram rides! 

All Singapore pioneer generation, Singaporeans and PRs aged 60 and above in 2015 will enjoy free admission to the park during the promotional period. Please redeem your complimentary tickets at the Jurong Bird Park ticketing counters. Senior citizens are required to present original proof of identification.

Tram tickets can be purchased at the Jurong Bird Park ticketing counters or at the Main Tram Station.

During the June school holidays, bring your family and grandparents down to the Bird Park and enjoy a whole load of fun together!

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A good time to explore Bird Park enjoy bonding time with your beloved Grandpas and Grandmas and participate in good old school fun that will bring you a trip down memory lane and cherish happy times. 

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During weekends, join in the Kampong Stories, find out more about Sang Nila Utama’s adventures and listen to the most traditional stories that Grandparents have grew up listening to. Children will be delighted to take part and listen to the story of the history of one of the oldest legends and including the founding of Singapore in a fun and engaging way. 

Kampong Stories

June weekends only, 1.30pm (30 mins)

Waterfall Aviary Terrace

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The audience simply adore this beautiful, smart talking parrot.

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Everyone had fun taking part in old school games of seeing who can blow the biggest bubble and using rubber bands to form the longest rope.

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At Waterfall Aviary Terrace, you can take part in various activities like Art From The Heart. Kids can have fun displaying their imagination and talents in creating a personalized gift for their parents and grandparents. 

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There are three crafting stations for the kids to participate in, you can choose to do Decorative Photo Frame, Paper Plate Craft and Pigeon Post where you can create your own homing pigeon with a personalized message. 

June weekends only, 10am – 4pm
Waterfall Aviary Terrace

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The good old school games fun continue in various parts of the Bird Park including Birdz of Play where the whole family can participate in.

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Look out for the giant installation of good old fun Snakes N’ Ladders.

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The kids are thrilled to see such a HUGE board game and can’t wait to start playing. 

Life Size Installation 

June weekends only, 10am – 4pm
Birdz of Play

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Do you play with paper planes? When is the last time you play with paper planes and or a bird glider made of foam?

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At Bird Park, you will have the opportunity to play with a bird glider and see how far you can “fly”.

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Many of us would be familiar with Hopscotch, this activity is situated at the Breeding and Research Centre. This is a popular game that is often played in schools.

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At Bird Park, this popular Hopscotch game has been specially-drawn to keep it challenging and interesting. 

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The whole family can take part in Retro Hunt where eight ‘items’ from yesteryear have been hidden all over the park. Clues will be given and family members can work together to figure them out. Once you have found all the items, go to the Tikam-tikam station to redeem for your coupon!

Retro Hunt

June weekends only, 10am – 4pm
Various locations around the park

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After you have completed each of the activities at Good Ol’ Games and Retro Hunt, go over to Tikam-tikam station to redeem your coupons to collect your prizes.

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Pick a folded piece of the red paper, open it and match it against the prizes to see what you have won. 

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There are so many interesting old school games at Bird Park where the whole family can take part together. What’s more, you will be rewarded for participating in the games and win fabulous prizes. Have FUN and GOOD LUCK!

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Can’t get enough of Bird Park, visit the Bird Park’s gift shop to get something to bring home and or gifts for your loved ones. 

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Spend an enjoyable and memorable day with your family, playing games, observing a wide variety of birds and take lots of pictures at the beautiful Bird Park, Asia’s largest bird paradise! 

Additional Information

Jurong Bird Park  

2 Jurong Hill

Singapore 628925

8:30am – 6:00pm

Tel : 6265 0022 

Website: www.birdpark.com.sg

Activities from 6 to 28 June 2015 (weekends only) 

Please click HERE for the complete list of games available at Bird Park. 

Win tickets to Jurong Bird Park in the weekly lucky draw!

Play a simple picture-match game daily to earn lucky draw entries & get rewarded with every play too! All lucky draw chances earned are cumulative – that means that the more you play, the more chances you have to win, so why not start right now!

Please click HERE to take part in the weekly lucky draw. 

Everybody can be a Feather Friend!

Enjoy 1-year unlimited entry for the price of a 1day ticket!
Promotion ends 31 Dec 2015

Sign up for a special Feather Friends membership now and enjoy unlimited year-round entry to Jurong Bird Park – all for the price of a single day’s ticket!

Please click HERE to find out more. 

Enjoyable Eggy Day Out at Jurong Bird Park

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Hooray! We were at Singapore’s well-loved Jurong Bird Park to take part in its Eggy Day Out activities. 

The Eggy Day Out carnival weekend from 18 to 20 April featured a plethora of eggs-periential activities to commemorate 50 years of tourism development and promotions in Singapore and to thank Singaporeans for their support.

Join us as we bring you around the Bird Park and take part in its activities. 

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Bird Park has specially arranged a series of educating and interesting activities for the children ranging from behind-the-scenes tour which highlights the colourful lories and how their special feed is being prepared, a trip down memory lane by Jurong Bird Park’s very own General Manager who shared with the participants how the park has evolved through his 38 years of experiences, learning how the eggs are incubated to the early stage of a bird’s life and join the celebrity eggs-cursion by MediaCorp Artistes and DJs.

We can’t wait to start our adventure!

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First stop, we headed our way to Pools Amphitheatre, this is the place where the Bird Park conducts world-class bird shows. 

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We were at the Pools Amphitheatre to catch the Egg-lympics where little children can take part in the egg challenges and win medals for being an egg-lympian.

All of us enjoyed watching the performances especially the magic show. 

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Next we moved on to take part in Eggs-periment where we will learn about eggs through fun experiment and with the help of a “bird nanny” to find out how chick feeding is done.

“That’s so interesting, we can’t wait to feed a bird!”

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The class was conducted at the Breeding and Research Centre where visitors will get to see the whole journey of how it all begins from an egg, to a chick and to become an adult. 

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This is the incubation room, the temperatures and humidity are controlled well to make sure that the embryos will grow well.

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This is the nursery room where the adorable chicks are well take care off by the experts.

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A closer look at the adorable chicks, the baby green parrot in the middle looked like it was flapping it’s wings to say hello. 

“Hello baby green parrot, welcome to the world!”

The chicks are fed every two to three hours from 6am to 9pm every day. 

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Bird Park is having a contest to help name one of its newly hatched chicks at the Breeding and Research Centre where you will stand to win a Jurong Bird Park family membership.

Contest is from 18 April to 30 May 2014, you can get the entry forms at the Breeding and Research Centre.

Good Luck!

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Food for the birds are being prepared in this room. Visitors can see how their food is prepared and it is important to make sure that the birds’ diets are monitored and controlled to ensure that they are kept at optimum health. 

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Weaning room for different categories of birds to help them grow up well and ready to join their respective family in the park. 

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The aquatic birds are being kept in this room before they are old enough to feed on their own and to be released to the park.

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The children were excited and all ready to start their class at the Junior Eggs-Pert room.

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The friendly instructor did a demonstration to show the class that the shell of an ostrich egg is strong enough to bear the weight of even an adult man. 

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Come and visit The Breeding and Research Centre (BRC) where everyone, parents and children can embark on an educating and interesting journey to learn more about the incredible life journey of the birds from its beginning, an egg to become an adult.

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Did you know this story about young Thomas Edison, the great inventor?

Parents, it is good to encourage our children to be curious and inspire them to be creative and imaginative. 

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This is Birdz of Play, it is a bird themed water playground.

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Our Parenting World, Gor Gor jumping for joy: “So cool! I can’t wait to get wet, zip across the Flying Fox and get splashed by the giant tipping bucket. Do remember to bring your swim wear and get ready to have plenty of fun!”

If you forget to bring your swim wear or other necessities, there is building with shop that sells the items that you need just besides the Birdz of Play which is the building with the clock as shown in the picture above. Hungry for ice cream and other treats, Ben & Jerry’s is just located inside in the building. Do take note and read the safety rules located around the water playground.

Let us show you around the bird park before we join the Celebrity Eggs-cursion:

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“Yes, penguins, one of my favourites! This is the Penguin Coast. It is an indoor, climate controlled environment which is home to 4 types of Penguins, they are the Humboldt, Rockhopper, Macaroni and the majestic King Penguin.”

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The King Penguins, they look so elegant!

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The African Penguins, otherwise known as Jackass Penguins, one of the few species that has adapted to the tropics are housed in the outdoor enclosure near to the Penguin Coast. Along with them are the Cape Shelduck or South African Shelduck, and Gulls. This is an opportunity for you to get close to see the penguins. 

Catch the penguins’ feeding sessions at 10.30am and 3.30pm daily at both the outdoor and indoor enclosures.

If you are interested in throwing a party with the penguins, find out more about Bird Park’s Dinner with the Penguins programme.

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This is the Flamingo Pool, home to Chilean Flamingos and Caribbean Flamingos. 

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Aren’t they gorgeous? When you look at the flamingos closely and you will find that their unique beaks act like sieves to trap food such as algae, diatoms and aquatic invertebrates.

Get your opportunity to join in the snack time for flamingos at one of Bird Park’s feeding sessions at 1.30pm daily. 

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At the Bird Park’s wetlands, you will see the two giant birds which is the Marabou Stork and the Saddle-billed Stork. 

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This is the Flamingo Lake which we were told that it is one of the most photographed places of the Bird Park. 

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The lake is filled with hundreds of pink-hued Greater Flamingos and Lesser Flamingos live. The Greater Flamingos are the largest members in the flamingo family, both males and females have bright pink plumage with splashes of red on their wings. On the other hand, the smallest in the flamingo family at a height of 80 to 90cm. Their necks are shorter and thicker, and their bills are long and dark. It also has the record for the longest leg relative to their length of their body.

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Macaw Island, Macaws live in pairs or flocks of 10 to 30 individuals. They are members of the parrot family. They can be noisy as they love to “talk” and some species can even imitate sounds and human words.

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Macaws are so beautiful with their colourful feathers.

At the Bird Park, you can see many types of macaw, including the Scarlet, Green-winged, Blue and Gold, Hyacinth, Military, Red-fronted and Blue-throated varieties.

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“Yay! We are ready to join the Celebrity Eggs-cursion led by Singapore’s well known MediaCorp Class 95FM DJ Glenn Ong. We have been listening to Class 95FM and it is a pleasure seeing Glenn Ong in person!”

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We took a tram ride with Glenn Ong and our guide leader, Angelin who will bring us on a journey to Waterfall Aviary/South East Asian Birds Aviary.

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Along the way we were introduced to many interesting birds like Scarlet Ibis which is a South American wading bird that lives in the swamps, wetlands and coastal regions.

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The Birds of Prey where hawks, eagles and vultures live side by side in towering enclosures on this magnificent street of kings.

Visitors can take a stroll along the enclosures to observe the magnificent birds and read about their origins and stories. 

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We have reached the Waterfall Aviary where we can get to see the 30 metre high waterfall and stroll in the world’s largest walk-in aviary with over 600 free-flying birds. 

So cool, isn’t it?

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These pigeons look alike are so beautiful, blue in colour and with crown on its head. The Bird Park has 3 species of the world’s largest, and most handsome, pigeons which is known as the Common Crowned Pigeon, the Victoria Crowned Pigeon and the Scheepmaker’s Crowned Pigeon in 3 separate aviaries.

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Angelin demonstrated to us how to feed the birds and encourage us to try.

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It was the first time for many of us to see a full box of worms in all kind of sizes from the smaller thin worms to the bigger fat worms. 

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Angelin was very sweet and encouraging. Many of us plucked up the courage to pick up the worms to feed the birds.

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This gorgeous male peacock opening its colourful tail feathers that spread out like a magnificent fan. Usually peacocks do that to court the females as females known as the peahens are believed to choose their mates according to the size, color, and quality of these outrageous feather trains.

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There are a wide range of birds at Southeast Asian Birds Aviary which is Asian largest collection of some of the region’s most exotic and endangered birds.

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The above are some of the birds that we spotted during our tour. 

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The magnificent Waterfall Aviary measures 13 stories high and 2 hectares wide. It is also home to over 600 free-flying birds. 

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The Waterfall Aviary is a popular place to take breath taking photo with families and love ones. 

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Come and visit the Jurong Bird Park which is Asia’s largest bird paradise with some of the largest free-flying aviaries in the world.

Additional Information:

Opening Hours:
8.30am to 6.00pm daily
(Last ticket sale at 5.30pm)

Jurong Bird Park at 2 Jurong Hill
Singapore 628925

Please click HERE for more information. 

 

 

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