Jurong Bird Park

Bird Sanctuary in West & Southwest Singapore

Image by Ria de Jong Lonely Planet

Home to some 400 species of feathered friends – including spectacular macaws – Jurong is a great place for young kids. Highlights include the wonderful Lory Loft forest enclosure, where you can feed colourful lories and lorikeets, and the interactive High Flyers (11am and 3pm) and Kings of the Skies (10am and 4pm). We must note, however, that some birds are made to perform for humans, which is discouraged by animal-welfare groups. The park is set to relocate to Mandai by 2020.

Young ones can splash about at the Birdz of Play (open 11am to 5.30pm weekdays, 9am to 5.30pm weekends), a wet and dry play area with a shop selling swimwear. There's a guided tram to cart you around the park when energy levels are low. Jurong Bird Park tickets purchased online are subject to a 5% discount, or enjoy further discounts by purchasing a multipark ticket, which includes the Singapore Zoo, River Safari and Night Safari.

To reach here catch the 194 bus from Boon Lay MRT station.