Ranked among the world’s largest bird sanctuaries, the Jurong Bird Park is home to an astounding 5,000 birds representing 400 avian species. Each habitat is designed to mirror a naturalistic environment. Walk through the Waterfall Aviary—the world’s largest walk-in aviary—or meet colorful Australian lories in the 9-story Lory Loft. You can observe toucans and parrots from the South American tropics inside Jungle Jewels; watch penguins glide through the water at Penguin Coast; or see the world’s most comprehensive collection of pelican species at Pelican Cove. Guests can witness birds’ behaviors during a live show, and kids can cool off at the Birdz of Play splash zone.
Spread across 50 acres (20 hectares), there’s a lot to see inside Jurong Bird Park. The in-park tram is a popular way for visitors to see the highlight attractions. For a hassle-free experience, opt for a private guided Jurong Bird Park tour that includes hotel pickup and drop-off. Those who prefer to visit the park independently, can stop here via the Singapore Flyer hop-on hop-off bus. Admission is also included on the Singapore City Pass, along with other attractions like the Singapore Zoo, Universal Studios Singapore, and S.E.A. Aquarium at Marine Life Park.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Jurong Bird Park is a must-see for families and animal lovers.
- Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
- You may want to also bring along insect repellant and rain gear.
- While it’s possible to see the park with minimal walking, it’s best to wear comfortable shoes and enjoy the flexibility of strolling the park.
- Strollers are available for rent, and wheelchairs are available free of charge.
How to Get There
While Jurong Bird Park is situated about 30 minutes outside of the city, it’s well served by public transportation. The easiest way to get there is by riding the green line to Boon Lay MRT station and then taking Bus 194 to the entrance.
When to Get There
The bird park is open daily from 8:30am to 6pm. Since Singapore’s climate can be hot and humid, it’s best to visit in the morning or late afternoon.
Visiting the Wildlife Reserves Singapore
Jurong Bird Park is one of four attractions that comprise the Wildlife Reserves Singapore, along with the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, and River Safari. While individual admission tickets are available for each park, those planning to visit more than one can save by purchasing two-park admission, four-park admission, or a ParkHopper pass that includes tram and boat rides at all four parks.