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


SINGAPORE, 12 November 2010 – Visitors to the Jurong Bird Park this December will be greeted by foam snow flurries and more as Songbird Terrace at the Bird Park transforms into Penguin Wonderland to inspire festive holiday cheer and for kids to experience winter fun in the tropics.

The Terrace’s fountain plaza will become Snowy Cove, a weekend winter playground for kids, aged 4 and above, to have fun amidst white landscapes with snow foam. Water will also spew from the fountain jets, which, in addition to the snow machine, transforms the entire area into a thoroughly wet and white experience, one the kids will enjoy.

The exclusive Penguin Party is another weekend activity that will add to the festivities. Kids participating in the Penguin Party will receive a free party pack and an ice cream, while stocks last. Open to kids aged 4 – 12, the hour long party will be hosted by Pengu and Pengy, two fun penguin characters, who will teach children a cute penguin dance to welcome Santa Claus from the North Pole. Adding an aura of wonder to the party will be a special magic show. This party is by invitation only, so parents should keep a look out for penguin mascots at the park’s main panorail station, who will give out invitations to lucky participants. For a limited 15 minutes every weekend, Pinky, the Bird Park’s lovable Humboldt penguin, will make an exclusive appearance for the Penguin Party. After the party, children will troop towards the re-vamped penguin exhibit Penguin Coast, where groups of children from the party can get up close to Pinky and take a group shot with her.

Other fun activities happening at the Bird Park include penguin-themed face painting, eco-friendly penguin craft activity, sand art and an area for kids to pledge to save Mother Earth. To encourage kids to participate, a specially designed button badge will be given with every completed pledge, while stocks last.

Families heading to the Bird Park this December will also be among the first to view the brand new Penguin Coast, which launches with a new look and with a new penguin species.

The African penguins will feature for the first time at an outdoor enclosure at the Bird Park, while the King penguins, Rockhoppers, Humboldts, Macaronis and Fairies can be found indoors.

Visitors to the Penguin Coast on week days can also participate in other exciting activities. Every day at 10.30am and 3.30pm for 15 minutes at Penguin Coast, kids can find out about the feeding habits of penguins from the keepers of the Penguin Feeding Programme. In addition, adorable penguin mascots will be roving the park and mingling with visitors for photo opportunities. Usual park admission charges apply, but the additional activities are all free for guests to the park.

For more information, please visit www.birdpark.com.sg

Visit the all-new Penguin Coast
African Penguin - Photo courtesy of Bjorn Olesen