Yes, as we promised to lil boy that when he’s done with the dentist (I’ve posted the story with the dentist in here), we will bring him to Jurong Bird Park as the reward. And we finally brought him here on Saturday before Christmas (22 December 2012). Since it is very far away from where we live, so we had to leave home early in the morning so we could see all the birds, shows, and play in the playground.
The park is open from 8.30 am to 6 pm, and it is very big with hundreds of birds. So basically we didn’t have much time to explore everything, and if rain came…it would limit our time too.
We played in the wet and dry playground (I will post about this playground in a separate post. We did see all the birds but was able to catch only one show and one feeding session. It was raining very hard at about 5 pm, so we decided to go home earlier since there was nothing we could do because of the heavy rain. We brought our umbrellas, but it wasn’t really convenient walking in the park with umbrellas, wet feet, and wet clothes. By the way, there is still another dry playground with rooftop near the fountain. So, if it rains, your children can still play here. For another information about this playground, please refer to my previous post about our first visit to Jurong Bird Park.
We rent a scooter for $35 for 8 hours, and it was very lucky that we did that……….lil boy and one of us could sit down and riding the scooter so it wasn’t too tiring for us. Plus, we could put our bags in the front basket of the scooter so we were not burdened by our heavy bags full with food and extra clothes. We brought our jackets too inside the bag, and fortunately we did that because it protected us from the rain and the very cold weather that evening. The scooter really made our journey faster and we could go everywhere easily.
There are some restaurants inside Jurong Bird Park, but in order to save time I decided to bring most of our food. I didn’t want us to eat junk food or wasted our time finding the food that we, especially lil boy liked. I brought 3 hotdog in buns, 2 UHT Milk, chicken/ayam kalasan with steam rice, and bread. We ate all of that.
Lil boy voluntarily woke up at 5.30 am, ate his breakfast, took a bath, and we finally left home at 6.45 am. We took the MRT to Boonlay Station, and from there we took bus no 251 ( a double decker bus……yippee….) and stopped at the first bus stop. Alternatively you can take bus no 194 which is not a double decker bus. We arrived there at 8.45 am (yes, exactly 2 hours).
We made a visit to my sister’s house near the park so lil boy and I could take shower before going home. So we could just go to bed after going home. Five of us went to dinner in Jurong Bird Park before going home to our lovely bed. Of course lil boy felt asleep in the MRT that daddy had to carry him to the bus stop, in the bus, and on the way home. He continued to sleep after that in his bed until the next morning. It had been a very exhausted day for all of us. Thankfully, we didn’t miss the Sunday service the next morning.
And now, the photos of Jurong Bird Park (which full of birds of course). There are many explanations about the birds, and lil boy liked to read most of them. He has big interest in animals, birds, dinosaurs, and all the explanations about them. That is why we are more than happy to bring him to bird park and zoo, because he can learn from these places.
Lil boy asked me to take photos on all the birds, and he didn’t want to go home until we visited every bird on the map. Well, we missed the African Waterfall actually. But we saw a bit of it when we came inside to use the toilet. Besides, there were not too many birds inside the last time we visited African Waterfall.
We saw other birds too, but I’ve posted them in my previous post about Jurong Bird Park. What a great day at Jurong Bird Park.