Bird bonanza: Jurong Bird Park to bid farewell for now with a flock of activities

A penguin show at Jurong Bird Park. Photo: Mandai Wildlife Group
A penguin show at Jurong Bird Park. Photo: Mandai Wildlife Group

Singapore’s bird zoo, aka Asia’s largest bird park, is bidding farewell for now before its big move.

Jurong Bird Park today announced that guests have five more months until Jan. 3 next year to admire its birds before relocating and renaming to Bird Paradise at Mandai Wildlife Reserve.

“Jurong Bird Park is like our second home, and it will be a bittersweet time for us. While we commemorate our fondest memories here in Jurong, we also look forward to new beginnings with the Bird Paradise in Mandai Wildlife Reserve and to be a part of another transformative phase of Singapore’s bird park,” the park’s Vice President Daisy Ling said in a news release.

A slew of activities starting Saturday are lined up for guests to reminisce and create even more memories after 52 years since it opened in 1971. 

The 20.2-hectare park, home to 3,500 birds across 400 species, welcomed its first millionth guest within a year and has tallied over 41 million guests so far.

Titled A Flight To Remember, the event lets guests embark on a self-guided Heritage Trail with pit stops that showcases the park’s achievements and milestones.

There are also recreations of the park’s old cuckoo clock tower, and the reopening of the Panorail, a monorail that operated until 2012. Plenty of photo opportunities at the photo walls are also available.

If living in the moment isn’t enough, guests can grab limited edition merchandise such as the Jurong Bird Park-themed terrariums and medallions that celebrates the park’s milestones.

Expect exclusive feeding sessions and avian encounters in African Treetops and Waterfall Aviary and feast from traditional pushcarts selling local hawker fare and carnival activities in the upcoming months.

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