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Things to explore at Bird Paradise

Did you know? Singapore’s brand new attraction Bird Paradise has finally open to the public on May 8th 2023 in the Mandai Wildlife Reserve!

After 52 years of the first bird park Jurong Bird Park has left an imprint on many of our childhoods, where we could have had the initial glimpse of birds like parrots or penguins on the ground. The original park that closed on 3 January 2023, was home to the creatures that resided there (more than 3000 birds of more than 400 species of avian) moving to their new “paradise” in Bird Paradise!

This is a much-needed upgrade that includes eight huge walkthrough aviaries , plus more. It’s not just for people who visit but for the birds who live there too – with improved habitats specifically designed to replicate the various habitats and ecologies for our beloved birds.

The walkthrough bird aviaries influenced by diverse habitats around the globe all the way from Africa from Africa to South America, to a beautiful new penguin cove an outdoor restaurant that offers stunning perspectives of the waterfall and more . Here are 14 things to anticipate to see at the brand new Bird Paradise during your visit!

1. Winged Sanctuary

Go to Bird Paradise and look out for Winged Sanctuary, a space that hosts rare and predatory birds with significant conservation value. There are more than 100 bird species as well as their exhibits, ranging from Brahminy Starling, and Santa Cruz Ground Dove, to Maleo and Philippine Falconet.

2. Penguin Cove

It is located right next to adjacent to Winged Sanctuary, the new Penguin Cove (one of my most frequent stops at the bird park of the past!) is a salt-water, cold habitat that is specifically designed for penguins. Not only that, but it also offers food options that include delicious buffets and a mouth-watering underwater habitat with penguins – Penguin Cove Restaurant. 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 residing in towering trees. There is also Bee-eater’s Cliff in which you can watch the bee-eaters catching insects in the air, and also the cultural aspects such as Congolese pavilions, as well as an observation tower that offers an excellent view of the Africa-themed habitat.

4. Wings of Asia

If you’re looking for something that’s a bit nearer to your home Wings of Asia is an environment specifically designed especially for Southeast Asian creatures where you’ll discover pheasants grazing in the undergrowth and hornbills in the trees. Additionally, there are exciting cultural elements such as the Balinese-inspired gate, the pavilions , and sound sculptures made of water to take pictures and explore 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 collection of Scarlet Ibises and Roseate Spoonbills floating across “marshy wetlands that are set in the background of an ethereal town within South America”. Take a look at the lick made of clay in which beautiful macaws can be observed feeding, as well as the water feature (a memorial to the first waterfall aviary in Jurong Bird Park), and Crimson Restaurant, a restaurant with 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 rare bird species such as the Amazonian Motmot as well as 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 with a symphony of music at Songs of the Forest, an aviary that is specifically designed for the singing birds of Asia that include birds like the Bali Myna, Straw-headed Bulbul and Asian Fairy Bluebirds. You’ll find an “peaceful refuge with huge overhanging trees and sparkling streams influenced by the forests of the riverine in Southeast Asia”.

8. Mysterious Papua

The fun and excitement continues at Mysterious Papua. The show features Birds of Paradise of New Guinea performing flamboyant courtship dances. Do not forget to visit the bird hideout that is reminiscent of a longhouse to view Papuan species like those of the 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 various species of Lorikeets, endangered species and a plethora of pigeons.

10. Lory Loft

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

11. Sky Amphitheatre

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

12. Feeding sessions

For only S$8 per hour You’ll be able to have a close encounter with the latest breeds such as African Hornbills, Barbets, Pelicans and Lories in the various zones. This is also a good cause as all profits from animal feeding go to Mandai Wildlife Group’s protection efforts.

13. Keeper-led experiences

If you want to experience a more intimate encounter take a trip on the Bird Discovery Tour, where you’ll have an insider’s view of the most attractive birds we have or register for the Backstage Pass, which gives guests an exclusive behind-the-scenes view of 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 choices. Visitors will be welcomed by a 10-meter-high waterfall, which was designed following Indonesia’s Madakaripura waterfall. What is a great way to make an entrance!

Little ones can have a great time having fun in an Interactive Pangolin Adventure and Pangolin Hideout play areasthat encourage pangolin-like activities such as climbing, borrowing and sliding. Additional areas such as Forest Stream, Epiphytic Cluster, Green Roof, and the Foraging Trail can be used as areas for education and allow the public to discover the diversity of species of native wildlife, flora as well as the diverse ecosystems.

If you’re hungry after all that food enrichment You can choose from a wide range of environmentally-friendly food and F&B choices, including the such as Luke’s Lobster, Leckerbaer, and Mr. Holmes Bakehouse (in a flagship multi-concept store), A&W, Pavilion Banana Leaf and, obviously, Birds of Paradise.

Ticketing details

From May 8 to 2023 Bird Paradise will be open every day from 9am until 6pm with tickets for single admission costing S$48 per adult, and S$33 for kids (three up to twelve years of age) and S$20 for seniors. Visitors can however enjoy an exclusive rate that is S$38 per adult, and S$23 to children and S$20 for seniors during the soft launch time from 8 to 26 May.

From thick 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 make a note of visiting the newly opened Bird Paradise when it opens.