FLOCK TO JURONG BIRD PARK TO SEE A WEALTH OF CHINESE NEW YEAR COLOURS

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Singapore, 9 January 2012Jurong Bird Park explodes into a wealth of colour this Chinese New Year, with rainbow lories taking centrestage. Chinese New Year wouldn’t be complete without the traditional God of Fortune and Lion Dances, and the Park’s festive Bird Shows, all of which add to the gaiety and joy which surrounds such a festive occasion.

Rainbow lories found at the Lory Loft exhibit will be the focus this Chinese New Year – colourful and gregarious, they are often seen in flocks, which represents abundance, an auspicious representation for the New Year. To add to the festivities, the Park will be teeming with festive vibrant flowers, showcasing the landscaping flair of in-park Horticulturists.

Adding to the excitement, a Southern Lion Dance troupe will perform on high poles, showcasing the lion’s agility, grace and majesty as it confidently traverses height with precision. On the ground, three God of Fortunes will be giving away lucky red packets and
mingling with guests at Jurong Bird Park for photo opportunities. Even birds from the show want in on the festivities, with Sassy the sulphur crested cockatoo flying red packets to selected guests, and Amigo the yellow-naped Amazon parrot will wow guests with his linguistic ability and wish audiences ‘Gong Xi Fa Cai.’

After the Southern Lion Dance in the morning, a brisk walk into the Park towards Lory Loft at noon will bring guests to an up close encounter with vibrantly chattering lories. Visitors will have the opportunity to see a whole flock of lories swarming around as the keepers feed them, while a running commentary explains more about Lory Loft and the lories there. Throughout the day, two iPad Stations have been set up at Penguin Coast for visitors to create and design a Chinese New Year greeting card to be sent to friends and family.

A tradition only found in this part of the region, Yu Sheng has become a staple during Chinese New Year. Guests to the Bird Park can also indulge in this delicacy, known for its assailing flavours of sweetness, sourness, bitterness and spiciness. From 3 – 13 February, Hawk Café, located before the entrance to Bird Park, will dish this out from lunchtime, at attractive prices of $8 for 2 pax, $16 for 4 pax, $24 for 6 pax and $32 for 10 pax. Chinese New Year is also a time for a reunion with friends and family, and the Flamingo Lodge at Bird Park is the place to be to host reunion lunches and dinners. From 13 January – 6 February, diners can enjoy the Sweet Success Menu at $188+, the Good Fortune Menu at $338+, the Wealth, Fortune and Prosperity Menu at $438+ and the Family Reunion Meal at $538+.

View the rainbow lories in their splendour.

Gape at the amazing acrobatics of the Lion Dance troupe at Jurong Bird Park this Chinese New Year

WHET YOUR APPETITES WITH A SQUAWKIN’ GOOD TIME AT JURONG BIRD PARK

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INDULGE IN A DELICIOUS NEW LUNCH BUFFET IN COMPANY OF PARROTS.

Singapore, 15 April 2011 – Lunchtime visitors to the Jurong Bird Park, the world’s largest bird paradise, can now delight in rich cuisine in some highly unusual winged company at the park’s Songbird Terrace every day. From 12-2pm daily, dine-in customers at the restaurant can catch the highly-interactive Parrot Show while feasting on an all new lunch buffet.

From wok-fried butter prawns to chocolate and strawberry roulade, the lunch buffet offers a variety of local cuisine including dishes such as Singapore Laksa and Oriental Beancurd with Mixed Vegetable. Visitors with a sweet tooth will enjoy the ice cream and the tropical fruit platter after the mains. Coffee and tea are served with the buffet, but the Singapore Sling or local draught beer will be charged separately. The buffet, specially prepared by The Lodge’s kitchen, costs $19+ per adult, and $15+ per
child between the ages of 6 and 12. No pork or lard is served at this buffet.

“The idea is to bring together the best of both worlds – food and entertainment. We then decided to move the Parrot Show from the Pools Amphitheatre to the Songbird Terrace so that visitors can have a leisurely lunch while enjoying the lovable antics of our parrots and macaws,” said Ms Agnes Toh, Assistant Director, F&B, Wildlife Reserves Singapore. “With an extended stage that overlooks the Flamingo Lake, the Songbird Terrace provides a natural and stunning backdrop for photography. The new layout also creates a fun-filled setting for visitors to see the birds up close.”

Lunch with Parrots features resident birds such as sulphur-crested cockatoos, a yellow-headed Amazon parrot, a scarlet macaw, and a yellow-naped Amazon parrot, which can sing a birthday song for visitors.

Great food, great entertainment

Interact with the birds

Incredible bird performance

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