Jurong Bird Park
I went to the Jurong Bird
Park my second week in Singapore. It is right next to the Crocodile
Paradise which saved me a bus trip. The park has quite a variety of birds from several
countries. I saw tons of flamingos, many tropical birds, and a huge Spoonbill of which I
failed to get a picture as I ran out of film (ARRRGGGGHHH.....)
The birds were interesting, although the water in most of the ponds was VERY
dirty. Also, AVOID the Night Birds exhibit: it is an enclosed building
with various nocturnal birds (Owls, etc) and it stank to high heaven. I got out of there
If you want to get out of the heat, the Bird Park has one great exhibit: an indoor
air-conditioned terrarium where a variety of penguins and other antarctic & arctic
birds frolic. Cool air at last!
The image you see here is of a "bird clock": the two birds form the big and
little hands on the clock. Water pumps out through the birds mouths creating a fountain
One of the nicer areas of the park was the Waterfall aviary. This is an enclosed secton
of the park with many small tropical birds and a beautiful man-made waterfall.