Located near Jurong Hill this place is the biggest Bird Park in Asia, having a collection of 9000 birds in over 600 species. The concept of this bird park is designed to enable the visitors to walk around to see different kinds of birds which are mainly coming from South East Asia, Africa and South America.
The idea of establishing Jurong Bird Park belongs to Dr. Goh Kweng Swee in 1968, starting with 20.2 hectare. This bird park was opened in 1971 by the support of 12 countries, 7 zoos and 40 individual donors who donated their collection of birds. Jurong Park has four huge cages which are specially designed to resemble the original habitat of the birds so that the visitors can walk inside. The management also created artificial waterfalls to give a natural atmosphere. Next to this, you can also see bird attractions at Amphitheatre Pool and Fuji Hawk and there is also a part where you can see different exotic beautiful flowers like the Heliconias.
If you get tired of walking, you can go around Jurong Park using the Panorail Ride costing S$ 5.00 (adult) and S$ 3.00 for children (3-12 years). The admission fee to Jurong Bird Park is S$18 for adult, and S$ 12.00 for children (3-12 years). Jurong Bird Park is open from 8.30 am to 6.00 pm. After you go out in the evening you can see the sparkling lamps of bars, pubs and restaurants across the Singapore River.
You can reach Jurong Bird Park by using the MRT to Boon Lay Station (EW 27) and connect with a BSB bus (no. 194 or 251) at Boon Lay Bus Interchange.