Birds Park in Singapore

Jurong Bird Park

Jurong Bird Park was inaugurated in 1971 and it is the biggest bird park in the entire Asia.  It is spread over an area of 20 hectare along the hillside.  It houses more than 400 species and a total of 5000 birds.  This park is primarily aimed at conservation an exhibition of birds maintaining their natural habitats.  These natural habitats are inspired from different parts of the world, where these species of the birds are brought from.
This bird park provides ample exposure and knowledge of the avian world to the wildlife enthusiasts through different activities such as interactive encounters, bird feeding, bird shows, and other global events that attract around 1 million visitors every year.

Highlights:

Jurong Bird Park also houses the largest lory flight aviary, which is spread over 3000 sq mt and is around nine stories high.  You can walk in to his aviary which has 15 colorful species of lory and get the opportunity to feed these beautiful birds.
The other highlights of this Bird Park are Macaw Island, Penguin Coast, the hornbill and toucan exhibit, Heliconia Repository, African Waterfall Aviary and Flamingo Lake.  This is one of the rarest bird parks in the entire Asia, which has an avian hospital.  It also has a breeding and research Institute that takes care of the welfare and promulgation of birdlife, with special emphasis on rescued birds. 
Birdz of Play, is meant for children for fun and play.  It is a place that they can enjoy splashing in wet and dry zones.

Singapore Zoo

It is consistently been ranked as one of the most beautiful places in the world for many decades as far as the settings and ambience is concerned, where you can spot freely roaming animals in their natural habitats.  It is spread over more than 25 hectares and houses more than 3000 animals and 350 species.

In 2008, Singapore Zoo was awarded the Singapore Tourism Award, for the ninth time as the best place for leisure experience.
As a major tourist attraction, Singapore Zoo attracts around 2 million visitors per year.  With enhanced service quality and offers, this is truly a world class tourist attraction.

Highlights:

Singapore Zoo has many attractions which are unique in the world, such as the free ranging orangutan habitat, which charismatic apes.  You will find these apes in their natural surroundings here and experience proximity with these species on a raised boardwalk.
The other attractions of these new include the Elephants of Asia, Australian Outback, the Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia and Fragile Forest.  These natural habitats offer very good educational experience.

Changi Beach Coastal Walk.

If you want to enjoy the beautiful view of the coastline, you should enjoy the boardwalk at the western end of Changi Point.  Changi Point area is popular for clubs and holiday chalets scattered along the beach.

To reach the point, where you can start the boardwalk, you can take a bus and get down at the interchange.  Or else, if you’re coming by car, you can park it at the ferry terminal, which has a local name Lorong Bekukong.  The start point of the walk is a sign “Changi Point’s Coastal Walk”.

The boardwalk is 2km long and you can walk at any time you want.To enjoy it, you can wear comfortable shoes, so that you can stroll without any hassle on the scenic way.Previously, the coastline was bare and boring, but here stands a well lit boardwalk with the natural surroundings.

This boardwalk can be divided into six distinct parts:  
Sailing Point Walk, Kelong Walk, Cliff Walk, Creek Walk, Beach Walk, and Sunset Walk.
Beginning with Changi Creek in the east, it passes along the western rocky coast, which is near to Changi Beach Club.  Finally, the coastal walk finishes at Changi Point.  You will also pass through Loyang Park Connector this way.The authorities have tried their best to retain the natural ambience and the rustic look of the place.  It has been designed in such a way that the flora and fauna merge with the design of the boardwalk.

How to get there?
By Car:
Destination: Changi Village
If you’re coming by car you can park it at the public car park.  The public parking is opposite to Changi Ferry Point Terminal.  You can enter the boardwalk area either through Netheravon Road or Changi Village Road.
By Bus:
Destination: Changi Village Bus Terminal
You can take bus number two or bus number 29 from Bedok or from Tampines MRT Station respectively.  Bus number two can also be taken from Tanah Merah MRT Station.
Destination:  Telok Paku Road or Loyang Avenue
You can take bus No. 9, 19 or 89 from Simei or Tanah Merah MRT Station, Tampines MRT Station and Pasir Ris MRT Station respectively.

Highlights of the boardwalk

•It is a scenic walk along the beach in an area which is full of Flora and fauna
•It is full of greenery and coastal-plants
•It offers amazing views of the coastline

The different sections of the boardwalk are described below:
Creek Walk (280m)
The coastline here is full of bumboats used to ferry people between the islands.  Crabs and sea stars are also visible here.

Beach Walk (660m)
During the walk along the clean beach, you will find many things that will refresh your mood.  You will discover many rare flower plants here.  Maiden’s Jealousy is one of the most common plants here with bright yellow flowers.

Sailing Point Walk (600m)
This particular area of the beach provides a panoramic view of yachts anchored along the beach.  Sailboats go here and there from this part of the boardwalk.

Cliff Walk (180m)
This part of the boardwalk reminds you of a lush green forest right next to the passage.

Kelong Walk (200m)
This part of the boardwalk is the heaven for people who love fishing.  There are several pavilions, where you been enjoy fishing and sightseeing.

Sunset Walk (120m)
This part of the boardwalk allows you an exemplary view of the sunset at the extreme end of Changi Point.  It is perfect for romantic excursions.