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Bird Paradise in Singapore: Here’s everything you need to know

Did you know? Singapore’s brand new tourist attraction Bird Paradise has finally opening its doors to visitors on May 8, 2023 in the Mandai Wildlife Reserve!

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

This is a much-needed upgrade that includes eight huge walkthrough aviaries , plus many more, not only for people who visit but also for the birds that live there too – with improved habitats specifically designed to replicate the diverse ecosystems and habitats for our beloved avian species.

The walkthrough bird aviaries that are inspired by the diverse ecosystems of the globe all the way from Africa from Africa to South America, to a stunning new penguin cove an eatery with stunning perspectives of the waterfall and more . Here are 14 things to expect to find in the new Bird Paradise during your visit!

1. Winged Sanctuary

Visit Bird Paradise and look out for Winged Sanctuary, a space where you can see rare and prey-like birds with great conservation value. It has more than 100 different species of bird, and their exhibits ranging from Brahminy Starling, and Santa Cruz Ground Dove, to Maleo and Philippine Falconet.

2. Penguin Cove

Just next to right next to the Winged Sanctuary, the new Penguin Cove (one of my favorite stops in the bird park that was once a part of it!) is a salt-water, cold habitat specifically designed for penguins. Not only that, but it also offers food options that include amazing buffets that are delicious in an 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 biggest aviary that simulates the forests of Africa with colorful birds that live in tall trees. There is also the Bee-eater’s Cliff in which you can watch bee-eater birds eating insects from the air, and also the cultural aspects such as Congolese pavilions as well as the viewing tower which 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 see pheasants in the forest and hornbills in the trees. There are other interesting cultural features like an inspired Balinese gate, sound sculptures that are water-based, as well as pavilions to discover and snap photos with.

5. Crimson Wetlands

You should make your way to the third stop in Crimson Wetlands, and here’s where you’ll be amazed by the stunningly vibrant exhibit of Scarlet Ibises and Roseate Spoonbills floating across “marshy wetlands, set with a backdrop that resembles a floating town located in South America”. Visit the lick made of clay with beautiful macaws that can be observed feeding, as well as the fountain (a in tribute to Jurong Bird Park’s 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, explore 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 as you explore famous Amazonian rainforest the ficus trees, huge buttress roots, and much more.

7. Music of the Forest

A symphony that is enchanting and melodious in Songs of the Forest, an aviary with a walk-through designed specifically for the singing birds of Asia that include The Bali Myna, Straw-headed Bulbul and Asian Fairy Bluebirds. This is an “peaceful refuge with huge overhanging trees and sparkling streams influenced by the forests of the riverine in Southeast Asia”.

8. Mysterious Papua

The excitement and learning continue at Mysterious Papua. The show features Birds of Paradise of New Guinea dancing in flamboyant courtship. Don’t forget to go to the bird hideout, which is designed to be longhouse-like, for a closer look at Papuan birds such as that of Southern Cassowary, North Papuan King Parrot and Palm Cockatoo up close!

9. Australian Outback

Then, from Mysterious Papua, go beneath to reach the Australian Outback It’s an unforgiving forest simulation which is home to various species of Lorikeets as well as endangered Lorikeets and a plethora of pigeons.

10. Lory Loft

Take a suspension bridge climb inspired by traditional treehouses from Papua in the 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 to the bird a nectar drink for them to get closer “and even rest on your wrists or shoulders”!

11. Sky Amphitheatre

Have you missed the previous 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 including Predators On Wings, and Wings of the World -which will be presented in a familiar, but modernized format that will showcase the extraordinary talents of birds along with 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. Also, it’s for a worthy cause, as the proceeds from feeding animals are donated to Mandai Wildlife Group’s environmental initiatives.

13. Keeper-led experiences

If you want to experience a more intimate encounter take a trip on an Bird Discovery Tour, where you’ll have an insider’s view of the most attractive birds we have or opt 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 into 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 alternatives. The guests will be welcomed by a 10-meter-high waterfall, which was modelled following Indonesia’s Madakaripura waterfall. What is a great way to make an entrance!

Little ones will have a blast of having fun in an fun Pangolin Adventure and Pangolin Hideout play zones, which promote pangolin-like actions such as climbing, borrowing and sliding. Other areas like Forest Stream, Epiphytic Cluster, Green Roof, and the Foraging Trail are designed to be 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 the food and drink You can choose from a wide range of environmentally-friendly food and F&B options. These include the such as Luke’s Lobster, Leckerbaer, and Mr. Holmes Bakehouse (in a flagship multi-concept store), A&W, Pavilion Banana Leaf and, the obvious, Birds of Paradise.

Ticketing details

From May 8 to 2023 Bird Paradise will be open from 9am to 6pm every day, and tickets for single admission are that cost S$48.50 for adults and $33 for kids (three through 12) and S$20 for seniors. Visitors can however enjoy an exclusive rate in the amount of S$38.50 for adult visitors, S$23.50 to children and S$20 for seniors for the period of soft launch 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 more . Remember to put your calendars in place for an excursion to the brand New Bird Paradise when it opens.