Touring Jurong BirdPark
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July 26, 2010
From journal Singapore on Sensory Overload
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
March 11, 2009
From journal Singapore's Singas
August 25, 2006
From journal In Search of Serenity Among Birds
December 2, 2005
From journal Scintillating Singapore
New Delhi, India
April 16, 2004
We spent a decent four hours or so in the park, walking through it all- among the sections we liked the most were the World of Darkness (a special on nocturnal birds) and the Southeast Asian Rainforest (where there’s a thunderstorm every noon- we managed to get there in time for it, even though it’s really more a misty little drizzle rather than a storm). The Southeast Asian Rainforest is a huge enclosure, with wire mesh all around and plenty of greenery inside- and what’s best is that the birds wander about freely. We fed some birds- the lovely blue Victorian Crowned Pheasants, especially, though stunning, turned out to be shamelessly persistent when it came to begging for birdfeed.
After the Southeast Asian Rainforest, we went through the Waterfall Aviary, with a 100-foot-high waterfall, the highest artificial one in the world. In it are a huge number of fascinating birds- gloriously colourful macaws, Caribbean flamingos, and the scarlet ibis included (the interesting thing about these gorgeous birds is the fact that the colour of their plumage depends upon certain pigments in the bodies of the crustaceans they eat- the more, the brighter).
By the time we’d finished with the Waterfall Aviary, the Southeast Asian Rainforest and the World of Darkness, it was time for a break- which we took at about 10:30am, when we stopped off at a small outdoor ‘stage’ where bird shows are held. We saw part of the first one, the Fuji Hawk Walk, a performance showcasing birds of prey, especially hawks; and we saw all of the second performance, the All Stars bird show, which features birds- mainly macaws and cockatoos- doing everything from stunning nosedives and exquisite mimicry to neat little games akin to basketball. Both shows were good fun, and gave us time for a breather before we went on to the next part of our Jurong experience- a
guided tour on the Panorail (the Thai Airways-sponsored monorail which runs through Jurong).
On the whole, a must-see: great if you’ve got kids along, and still a rewarding way to spend time even if you haven’t.
From journal Singapore: Fun All the Way
February 24, 2004
From journal Singapore