Jurong Bird Park – World’s Largest
Opened in 1971, Jurong Bird Park is the largest bird park in the world, offering a 20.2-hectare hillside haven for 8,000 birds representing 600 species. Its Heliconia Repository, with 108 heliconia species and cultivars in its collection, is one of the largest in the region. With key attractions such as the Bird Discovery Centre, African Waterfall Aviary, Lory Loft Aviary, Southeast Asian Birds Aviary and the award-winning African Wetlands, the Bird Park attracted close to 900,000 visitors in 2009.
Committed towards conservation, the Bird Park is the first in the world to breed the Twelve-wired Bird of Paradise in captivity and received the Breeders’ Award from the American Pheasant and Waterfowl Society in 2001. In 2006, the Bird Park became the recipient of the Conservation & Research Award for the Oriental Pied Hornbill Conservation Project by IV International Symposium on Breeding Birds in Captivity (ISBBC). In Asia, Jurong Bird Park is the only park in the Asia Pacific to have an Avian Hospital. It has a Breeding and Research Centre tasked to ensure the welfare, breeding and promulgation of birdlife and is also an Official Rescue Avian Centre.
Night Safari – The First. The Only.
Night Safari, the world’s first wildlife park for nocturnal animals is an eight-time winner of the Best Visitor Attraction Experience, awarded by Singapore Tourism Board. This internationally acclaimed leisure attraction embodies innovation and creativity in products and services, and service quality, thus attracting more than 1.1 million visitors yearly. Over 1,000 animals from 115 species (of which almost 30% are threatened) inhabit the 40-hectare park.
In line with its mission to promote biodiversity, the park focuses on the captive breeding of threatened species. Over the years, it has bred Malayan tigers, Asian elephants, fishing cats, red dholes, anoas, markhors, bantengs, Malayan tapirs and Asian lions, among other endangered species. A visitor’s experience at Night Safari is not limited to animals but extends to experiential dining segments with the park’s award winning Gourmet Safari Experience, where visitors dine onboard a tram traversing the eight geographical zones. The park can be explored either on foot via three walking trails, or by tram. Night Safari is part of Wildlife Reserves Singapore and is a designated wildlife rescue centre by the governing authority.
River Safari – Asia’s first and only river-themed wildlife park!
From the creators of the multiple award-winning Singapore Zoo, Night Safari and Jurong Bird Park, comes another world-class animal park attraction set to thrill visitors in Asia and around the world.
The River Safari, set to open in 2012, will take visitors on an up-close and multi-sensorial journey to the realm of the largest collection of freshwater flora and fauna in Asia – 500 species and over 5,000 specimens to be exact!
Cradled within the lush and enchanting jungles fringing the breathtaking Mandai Lake, the S$140 million attraction will boast state-of-the-art exhibition design and advanced animal park technology and artistry to captivate and engage visitors of all ages. ‘Live’ presentations, roving entertainment, open-air expedition boat rides, behind-the-scenes tours and more. Expect to be swept away as you meander through mysterious thicket caverns, enchanting backwaters, and sundrenched forest chambers, spotting some of the most beautiful and rare freshwater animals and plants at every turn.
Adding to the free-flow of riveting treats will be the Giant Pandas. These cuddly Chinese ‘envoys’ will be in their specially-built 4 seasons climate-controlled homes. Also on the cards are panda conservation interpretives, educational programmes and behind-the-scenes experience on panda care to enrich your river adventure.
Indeed the entire River Safari experience will be an eye-opening adventure that will unveil the intimate wonders of our planet’s fresh water ecosystem. In its wake, visitors will be illuminated on the roles we all have to play in conserving this natural treasure.
River Safari has even more to offer. For those who wish to combine pleasure with business, the park is poised to set new standards as a venue for corporate BTMICE or brainstorming retreats. In addition to innovative corporate services and impressive meeting facilities, the River Safari will highlight a 600-seater lake-fronting auditorium set to get the creative juices flowing for a productive and unforgettable business convention.
Singapore Zoo – World’s Best Rainforest Zoo
Set in a rainforest environment, Singapore Zoo‘s world famous “Open Concept” offers the opportunity to experience and be inspired by the wonders of nature.
Home to over 2,500 specimens from 315 species, 16% of which are threatened, the Zoo has attained a strong reputation internationally for its conservation initiatives and breeding programmes.
To better meet the healthcare needs of its animals and working towards its aspiration to become a leading global centre of excellence for veterinary healthcare and research, a purpose-built Wildlife Healthcare and Research Centre was set up in March 2006.
In 2008, 1.6 million visitors enjoyed the experiential learning experience at the 28-hectare award-winning Zoo. Singapore Zoo is part of Wildlife Reserves Singapore. The Zoo is designated a wildlife rescue centre by the governing authority.