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Greeted by the Christmas decorations in Jurong Bird Park

Greeted by the Christmas decorations in Jurong Bird Park

Buy ticket first before going inside. $18 for adults and $12 for children. 30% discount with NTUC Card

Buy ticket first before going inside. $18 for adults and $12 for children. 30% discount with NTUC Card

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.

Joyful ride on the scooter

Joyful ride on the scooter

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).

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He insisted to take picture with this cow before going home

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.

The first thing that we saw when entering this park is these cute penguins. They are the penguins that live in warm weather (I learnt about that from the book that lil boy borrowed from the library

The first thing that we saw when entering this park is these cute penguins. They are the penguins that live in warm weather (I learnt about that from the book that lil boy borrowed from the library). There should be a penguin feeding session at around 3.30 pm, and lil boy actually wanted to see it again for the second time (he watched in before when we first came here). But since we still had lot of things to do, we skipped this feeding session (he finally said he was boring and didn’t want to see this again)

Penguin Coast is jut right in front of the penguin pond. This place was closed when we went here for the first time. This is where "Happy Feet (movie)" penguins live. They need cold weather environment

Penguin Coast is jut right in front of the penguin pond. This place was closed when we went here for the first time. This is where “Happy Feet (movie)” penguins live. They need cold weather environment. Look at how different the penguins in those two pictures

I like the bright color of these flamingos in the Flamingo Pool

I like the bright color of these flamingos in the Flamingo Pool

Located right in front of the Wet and Dry Playground, Wetlands is just behind the Flamingo Pool

Located right in front of the Wet and Dry Playground, Wetlands is just behind the Flamingo Pool

From Wetlands, walk straight through the small bridge to find these shoebills

From Wetlands, walk straight through the small bridge to find these shoebills. These birds were quite hard to find because they were hiding behind the bushes and trees

Beautiful swan in the swan lake

Beautiful swan in the swan lake

We only captured these birds from behind, so we didn't read any information about these birds

We only captured these birds from behind, so we didn’t read any information about these birds

Welcome to the World of Darkness. Do you know what's inside?

Welcome to the World of Darkness. Do you know what’s inside?

It's the nocturnal animal.....the owl. Can you spot the own in the darkness? Seriously, it was very dark inside that it was hard to see anything. Everybody was very quiet too inside, so it was a little scary

It’s the nocturnal animal…..the owl. Can you spot the own in the darkness? Seriously, it was very dark inside that it was hard to see anything. Everybody was very quiet too inside, so it was a little scary

The very noisy pelicans

The very noisy pelicans

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.

Jungle Jewels

Jungle Jewels, the birds from Central and South America

The riverine, with all the ducks inluding the mandarin ducks on the background

The riverine, with all the ducks inluding the mandarin ducks on the background

Our favorite: Lorry Loft. A long bridge where you can feed small birds. Too bad it was raining when we were here, so I had to stay inside with our bags. Lil boy and daddy couldn't be too long in here because of the heavy rain. We stopped here for vanila ice cream and hot chocolate while waiting for the rain to stop

Our favorite: Lorry Loft. A long bridge where you can feed small birds. Too bad it was raining when we were here, so I had to stay inside with our bags. Lil boy and daddy couldn’t be too long in here because of the heavy rain. We stopped here for vanila ice cream and hot chocolate while waiting for the rain to stop

The

Beautiful small birds including the blue kingfisher

Royal Ramble

Royal Ramble running free in the hallway, which was quite scary for us that lil boy said “Run for your life”, and we did run to the entrance door

parrot paradise

Window on Paradise, Macaw Island, and the noisy parrots

Scarlet Ibis

Beautiful red Scarlet Ibis and black necked stork

Birds Discovery Center

Birds Discovery Center, full of information about birds’ life from ancient times till now. From their eggs, nests and burrows, fossils, etc.

Do you know that

Do you know that e moo, rhea, cassowary, and ostrich (not in pictures) are dinosaur descendants?

Ostrich Feeding Session, do you know that ostrich eat bananas and are afraid of the cassowary? They're bigger but afraid when the cassowary chase them, they prefer not to get their food that getting chased by the smaller bird

Ostrich Feeding Session, do you know that ostrich eat bananas and are afraid of the cassowary? They’re bigger but afraid when the cassowary chase them, they prefer not to get their food that getting chased by the smaller bird

Being a paleontologist by digging for fossils on the sand. Soap and water are provided near this dino dig

Being a paleontologist by digging for fossils on the sand. Soap and water are provided near this dino dig

Hornbill and Toucans

Hornbill and Toucans

Watching High Flyer Show in a very hot day

Watching High Flyer Show in a very hot day and taking picture with 100 birds on stage (right picture)

These birds can sing and count in English and Mandarin

These birds can sing and count in English and Mandarin

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.

Author: cruiseoflife

Hi there. I'm from Indonesia but now live quite far away from my home country. I love cooking for my family. I learned how to cook for the first time from my mom and I believe that mom's cooking is always the best, and I do hope that my son will feel the same too even though he grows up so fast. I love Indonesian food as I grew up with it, and I promise to myself that my son, although he doesn't live in Indonesia right now, will always like and enjoy authentic Indonesian food. I make this blog so that my family will always remember our togetherness and happy time that we had, are having, and will have when we eat together and have good memories about a mother's love through her dishes. Hopefully these recipes will help other people to make healthy home cooked dishes for their families.

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