Two weeks before going to Jurong Bird Park, my family and I watched Rio. An animated-movie, it's the story of a bird name Blu who doesn't know how to fly as he was captured and become a domestic pet. And was later transferred back to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and found it's way back home. The movie so so fun even us was entertained, well as for the kids, they indeed love the movie.
Having visited Jurong Bird Park was a treasured experience for the kids as they were able to see the birds come to life. This was our first time here, living in Singapore for three years but never the less we were able to make a visit. My aunt, uncle and cousin from the Philippines visited us sometime in April. And together with the kids and my mum made a tour in. This kind of sanctuary or park is a must-see-place for children as well as adults to be educated with different types of birds, species and what-not. As we are not always interact with them. I was amazed with how they organized the place and landscape the area. It has an area of 202,000 square metres or 50 acres. And said to be the "World's Largest Bird Park" in terms of species and kinds. The place was colorful and full of energy maybe because I have an inclination on birds. Before I used to have love birds. The place is located at Boon Lay in Jurong district.
My son feeding the bird @ Lory Loft
They don't only showcase the birds but they also have this interactive shows and feeding places that you can go to. Like the Lory loft where you can walk in the area and feed the birds. They also have bird shows scattered in the area so be sure you catch the timing for each sessions. If you are tired of walking you can also avail of the monorail. It has three stations that you can alight depending on what area you want to visit. Another interesting place is the African wet-lands where you can see the biggest man-made waterfall. Well I didn't imagine that we can create a waterfall, maybe am just struck with it.
The place has also restaurant and ice-cream station that you can relax after a long, tiring but interesting walk. And of course a souvenir shop where you can buy some goodies to take-home with. So next time you visit Singapore or if you're planning to visit don't forget to include this place in your itinerary.
Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived.
~ Jean Luc Picard ~