In addition to its fantastic Zoo and Night Safari, Singapore is also home to a fantastic bird park. The park, the largest of its kind in South East Asia is filled with all types of birds-native to the region and some from farther away, but every young ornithologist will love it. From Pink Flamingos (did you know they are pink from the type of Algae they eat?) to Parrots to an open air aviary that allows you to feed the Lorikeets? You can see some of the great birds of Asia, and the Emu’s of Australia. The park is really a fun way to spend a morning and the show is quite good!
My girlfriend Lisa was here last week and she took her two boys to the park and came back with great reviews. The boys loved the bird show, enjoyed the penguin exhibit and had quite a time feeding the Lorikeets. Jurong Bird Park is out of the downtown core quite a bit and it is wise to speak with your hotel to make sure you can get a taxi willing to take you out there. There are buses available as well, but it is best to simply go by cab.
Also note, that you can buy “Park Hopper” passes that are discounted to allow you admission to the Zoo, Night Safari and the Birdpark, so if you are considering more than one of these activities with the kids, the park hopper tickets are a great deal. Plus the Park Hopper Tickets are good for a month, so you don’t have to rush to see all three parks in one day.
See more posts over at Photo Friday on Delicious Baby. And thanks to Lisa for letting me use these pictures of her very cute son!