Bird Paradise, which will be home to 3,500 birds from 400 avian species, is finally set to open on May 8, Mandai Wildlife Group confirmed. It will be Asia’s largest new bird park and replaces the old Jurong Bird Park, which closed after 52 years in January.
The soft launch period is between May 8 and 26, and park entrance tickets will sell at a special discount. Adult tickets will cost $38, children between three and 12 go for $23, and seniors over 60 will pay $20. But from May 28 ticket prices will increase to full value.
Bird Paradise features eight walk-in aviaries where visitors can feel as if they are journeying across global ecologies. From the Southeast Asian rice terraces to South American jungles…it will be the ultimate destination for nature and wildlife lovers.
Highlights include Hearts of Africa, the largest walk-in aviary, representing forest valleys of Africa where visitors can watch bee-eating species. Kuok Group Wings of Asia hosts pheasants in an Asian and Bali-inspired rice field and tall bamboo groves. Meanwhile, the Amazonian Jewels replicates habitats in South America and the Crimson Wetland boasts the world’s most brilliantly coloured birds.
Other attractions include more than 20 species of hornbills on display, making the world’s largest collection of living genetic hornbills under human care, entertaining avian shows, feeding sessions, guided tours and behind-the-scenes passes to see vets in action – a perfect birthday gift for a wildlife lover. Plus, there’s a beautiful new public space called Mandai Wildlife West featuring a 10-metre tall Indonesian-inspired waterfall.
Additionally, visitors can enjoy a range of unique dining experiences such as Penguin Cove Restaurant offering a delicious buffet spread, next to an underwater sanctuary of white and black penguins, a Bird Bakery and Crimson Restaurant set against the backdrop of a scenic waterfall, to name a few.
Certainly, Bird Paradise will be the perfect place to immerse yourself in nature and interact with a range of diverse birds as well as endangered species. Tickets are on sale from April 24 via the Mandai website.