Walk-in aviaries, over 300 species of birds: What to expect at the new Bird Paradise

The 17ha park features eight new aviaries where visitors can get up close with the birds.

Kelly Chin

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Published: 24 April 2023, 6:41 PM

Mandai Wildlife Reserve will open its new Bird Paradise park on May 8 featuring eight new walk-through aviaries housing over 300 species of birds.

The 17ha park also features a 2,000-seater Sky Amphitheatre, new amenities, food options and interactive exhibits.

The new aviaries allow visitors to get up close with numerous species of birds and are built with immersive landscaping and decorations such as bamboo forests and waterfalls to match the natural habitats of the birds from around the world.

There will also be keeper talks where staff will share about the distinct calls and personalities of the park’s birds. These talks will happen at the Hong Leong Crimson Wetlands at 12pm, Songs of the Forest at 4pm and Ocean Network Express Penguin Cove at 1.30pm.


Feeding sessions at the Heart of Africa, Kuok Group Wings of Asia and Lorry Loft aviaries can be pre-booked when buying admission tickets to the park online. YOUTHOPIA/TIANA QUEK, KELLY CHIN


When moving from one aviary to another, visitors will walk through air-conditioned transition hubs with interactive displays, informational exhibits and seating areas. Interactive displays can also be found throughout the outdoor aviaries. 

Visitors can also make use of trams to get around the park.


The displays offer a new level of interactivity compared to what was available at the former Jurong Bird Park. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/KELLY CHIN


Among the new F&B options, Bird Paradise has unique dining areas in the Hong Leong Foundation Crimson Wetlands and Penguin Cove for visitors to admire the birds in their natural habitat while enjoying a meal. 

The park also offers wet and dry play areas for families with children at the Central Plaza.


The entrance plaza of the park showcases a waterfall, along with a variety of orchids and native flora, paying homage to the Mandai Orchid Gardens that was formerly located there. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/KELLY CHIN


Along with the soft opening of Bird Paradise, Mandai Wildlife Reserve and Mandai Wildlife Group will launch the Mandai App that can be used for ticketing and itinerary planning.  

Bird Paradise tickets and add-on programmes are on sale from Apr 24, ahead of the park’s soft opening on May 8. 

During the soft opening period from May 8 to 26, single-park admission is at a special rate of $38 for adults, $23 for children (aged three to 12 years old) and $20 for senior citizens (aged 60 and above).

Visits from May 27 will be at the full price of $48 for adults, $33 for children and $20 for senior citizens.

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