Jurong Bird Park is a visitor destination in Boon Lay, Singapore. The bird park, maintained by Wildlife Reserves Singapore, covers an area of 0.2 square kilometers at the western foot of Jurong Hill, the maximum point in the Jurong region. The concept of a permanent bird exhibit was first developed by the late Dr Goh Keng Swee, then Minister for Finance, in 1968. During a World Bank Meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Dr Goh went to its zoological garden and was amazed with its free-flight aviary. He set out to ensure that Singaporeans would have a spot where they could break free from urban life and chill out with nature.
Jurong Bird Park is now a globe-popular bird zoo where there are types of spectacular bird life from around the entire world, such as a large flock of flamingos. It is presently the world’s largest bird park in terms of the number of birds, and second largest both in the number of bird species and land area. There are 5,000 birds of 400 species in Jurong Bird Park, of which 29 are of threatened species.
In 2006, Jurong Bird Park accomplished a S$10 million remodeling. With the upgrading, the park features a new entrance plaza, a park-owned and handled Bongo Burgers restaurant, an ice cream parlor, a gift shop and a bird hospital.
How to reach ?
By MRT and Bus
The nearest MRT station to Jurong Bird Park is on the East-West (Green) line. Catch these connecting public buses that will take you right to the Bird Park.
Nearest MRT stations : Boon Lay (EW27)
Connecting buses : Bus No. 194 From Boon Lay bus interchange
By Taxi and Self Drive
Jurong Bird Park is about a 30-minute drive away from the city. There are open-air car and motorcycle parking bays located opposite the entrance of the park.
Via Pan Island Expressway (PIE) from the City:
Take the PIE towards Jurong/Tuas
Take Exit 36, and turn left onto Jalan Bahar towards Jalan Boon Lay
Turn right at Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim to reach Jurong Bird Park
Via Central Expressway (CTE) from the City:
Take the AYE towards Jurong
Take Exit 17 onto Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim to reach Jurong Bird Park
Jurong Bird Park Opening Hours
Opening Time : 8.30am
Closing Time : 6.00pm
Ticketing Counter Operating Hours
8.30am – 5.30pm
Birdz of Play Opening Hours
Dry-play area : 8.30am – 6.00pm
Wet-play area : 11:00 – 17:30 (on weekdays ONLY), 9:00 – 17:30 (on School holidays/PH/weekends)
Jurong Bird Park Tickets
Per Adult : $28.00
Per Child (3-12 years old) : $18.00
Per Senior Citizen : $12.00
Jurong Bird Park Location