Bird Paradise and Mandai Wildlife West to open May 8, tickets pre-booking starts from April

Bird Paradise will be home to some of the world’s most threatened species including Philippine Eagles and Negros Bleeding-heart Doves.

Maisy Phua

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Published: 30 March 2023, 2:20 PM

Members of the public can visit Bird Paradise, Singapore’s new bird park, from May 8. Located at Mandai, the park will open daily from 9am to 6pm, with the last admission into the park at 5pm.


Key highlights of the 17-ha Bird Paradise include eight large walk-through aviaries which
reflect different biomes of the world such as dense African rainforests and South American wetlands. PHOTO CREDIT: MANDAI WILDLIFE GROUP


For the soft opening period from May 8 to 26, single-park admission is priced at a special rate of $38 for adults, $23 for children (aged 3 to 12 years old) and $20 for senior citizens.

Admission tickets and add-on programmes can be pre-booked from April 24, with visit dates starting from May 8. Visits from May 27 will be at the full price of $48 for adults, $33 for children (aged 3 to 12 years old) and $20 for senior citizens.

Bird Paradise will be home to some of the world’s most threatened species, including Philippine Eagles, Negros Bleeding-heart Doves, Straw-headed Bulbuls, Black-winged Mynas and Blue-throated Macaws. 

One of the species, the Socorro Dove, is in fact extinct in the wild and only survives because of the breeding efforts undertaken by the Mandai Wildlife Group and other conservation-minded institutions. 


Illustrated by local artist Lee Xin Li, the heritage wall at the entrance of Bird Paradise pays homage to the legacy and storied 52 year history of Jurong Bird Park. PHOTO CREDIT: MANDAI WILDLIFE GROUP


Visitors will also be able to see the world’s largest population of Hornbills under human care, many of them flying free in some of the eight large walk-through aviaries, which are inspired by different habitats from around the globe. 

Those interested can also check out two new avian presentations at Sky Amphitheatre – Predators on Wings and Wings of the World. 

While the presentations will have a new format and content, they will retain some of the favourite elements from the previous Kings of the Skies and High Flyers presentations at Jurong Bird Park.

Guests can also look forward to intimate, keeper-led experiences, or take a “backstage pass” to discover what goes into caring for the feathered residents of Bird Paradise.


There will be an exclusive look into the Avian Healthcare and Research Centre, where guests can observe the vets in action. PHOTO CREDIT: MANDAI WILDLIFE GROUP


At the state-of-the-art Avian Breeding and Research Centre, guests will also be able to have a glimpse of the many conservation breeding programmes that the park participates in, including one for Asian Songbirds.

Additional behind-the-scenes tours will be announced throughout the year.

Feeding sessions, a much-loved highlight in Jurong Bird Park, will also return with new varieties of birds that guests can take part in for $8 per session. These include feeding sessions with the Starlings, African Hornbills and Barbets at Heart of Africa, Pelicans at Kuok Group Wings of Asia and the Lories at Lory Loft. 

All proceeds from animal feedings go towards the conservation projects that Mandai Wildlife Group supports in Singapore and across the region.

Visitors can also look forward to the many dining, retail options, playgrounds and public artworks at Mandai Wildlife West, the new ungated public node which serves as the gateway to Bird Paradise and the upcoming Rainforest Wild.

Guests will be welcomed by the majestic Forest Gateway, an 85 metre-long entry archway on Mandai Lake Road that leads into the precinct. 


The Forest Gateway will feature animal rock carvings inspired by the wildlife parks, depicting iconic species such as the Giraffe, Malayan Sun Bear, Asian Elephant and Great Pied Hornbill. PHOTO CREDIT: MANDAI WILDLIFE GROUP


After passing through the gateway, visitors will arrive at Mandai Wildlife West, the main arrival area for visitors to Bird Paradise and the upcoming Rainforest Wild. 

Mandai Wildlife West will boast a variety of dining and retail options from garden-themed interior designs to sustainable furnishings and menu choices thoughtful of the planet.

Foodies and lovers of the outdoors can indulge in new flavours by familiar household names and new brand partnerships like American fast food chain A&W, western restaurant Collin’s, Han’s Union and North and South Indian Pavilion Banana Leaf .

Luke’s Lobster, Leckerbaer and Mr Holmes Bakehouse will also be housed together in a flagship multi-concept store, while Birds of Paradise will feature a gelato boutique and sandwich bar.

Quick bites and caffeine fixes will also be available at Coffee House by Old Chang Kee, Starbucks and Cheers. The attraction will also feature Singaporean zero-waste grocery and lifestyle store, Unpackt.

For repeat visits, local residents can join the Friends of Wildlife membership from Apr 24, which provides year-round access to all four wildlife parks including Bird Paradise. Members can enjoy priority privileges, exclusive wildlife experiences and special benefits such as F&B and retail discounts. 

Annual fees start from $195 for Friends of Wildlife and $245 for Friends of Wildlife Plus. Alternatively, guests can sign up for a complimentary WildPass digital membership and enjoy discounts of up to 30 per cent for admission, F&B and retail.

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