Bird up! Singapore Bird Paradise to welcome visitors in May

The Kuok Group Wings of Asia. Photo: Mandai Wildlife Group
The Kuok Group Wings of Asia. Photo: Mandai Wildlife Group

Singapore’s beloved birds are seeing visitors soon in their new home months since their previous enclosure was shut for a retransformation.

Formerly known as Jurong Bird Park, the highly anticipated Bird Paradise will be soft launching on May 8 at a new space right next to animal park neighbors Singapore Zoo, River Wonders and Night Safari.

The 17-hectare park, which houses 3,500 birds from 400 species, has eight large walk-through aviaries, a penguin cove and a 2,000-seater Sky Amphitheatre.

Of all the birds under its care, 24% belong to species that are threatened. They include the Philippine Eagles, Negros Bleeding-heart Doves, Straw-headed Bulbuls, Black-winged Mynas and Blue-throated Macaws. 

The Socorro Dove, which is extinct in the wild, is also being cared for because of breeding efforts by the Mandai Wildlife Group.

All the birds have moved to the new space and are settling “well” in their new homes, said Group CEO of Mandai Wildlife Group Mike Barclay in a media release.

“We look forward to welcoming everyone who’s eager to visit the new park during this run-in period. We are also excited to be opening Mandai Wildlife West as a new, ungated community space. This marks another major milestone moment for the Mandai Rejuvenation Project, with other openings to follow in the years ahead,” he added.

Guests will be greeted with an 85m-long entry archway on Mandai Lake Road known as the Forest Gateway that also features animal rock carvings of the Giraffe, Malayan Sun Bear, Asian Elephant and Great Pied Hornbill.

Then they will arrive at Mandai Wildlife West which has a 10-meter tall waterfall that leads to Bird Paradise and the upcoming Rainforest Wild. The area has two large playgrounds inspired by the Sunda Pangolin that encourages climbing, burrowing and sliding.

There is also a connected pathway to the Singapore Zoo, River Wonders and Night Safari through the Mandai Wildlife Bridge which is an animal crossing between neighboring forested areas.

A highlight includes behind-the-scenes tours where guests can watch keepers and vets care for the birds at the Avian Healthcare and Research Centre and the Avian Breeding and Research Centre.

The crowd-favorite feeding sessions will resume for Starlings, African Hornbills and Barbets at Heart of Africa, Pelicans at Kuok Group Wings of Asia, and the Lories at Lory Loft.

Food options include A&W, Collin’s, Luke’s Lobster, Leckerbaer, Mr Holmes Bakehouse, Han’s Union and Pavilion Banana Leaf. The park’s very own Gelato Boutique and Sandwich Bar will also be available. 

From May 8 to May 26, special promo tickets are at S$38 for adults and S$23 for children from 3 to 12 years old. Full price tickets are at S$48 for adults and S$33 for children. 

Photo: Mandai Wildlife Group
Photo: Mandai Wildlife Group
Photo: Mandai Wildlife Group

Bird Paradise
Open 9am to 6pm daily (last admission 5pm)
20 Mandai Lake Road, 729825

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