Bird Paradise will open its door on May 8. Discounted tickets will cost $38 for an adult and $23 for a child aged 12 and below, while seniors 60 years old and above will pay $20 from 8 to 26 May. The full price of $48 for an adult and $33 for a child from May 27. The ticket price for seniors will remain at $20.
The 17ha new park following Jurong Bird Park’s closure on Jan 3 will have eight walk-through aviaries and feature two new bird programmes – Predators On Wings and Wings Of The World. Mandai Wildlife Group said visitors could see the world’s largest population of hornbills under human care, with many flying free in the walk-through aviaries designed to mimic habitats around the globe.
Guests will also have opportunities to go behind the scenes with keeper-led programmes. These include exclusive access to the park’s Avian Healthcare and Research Centre, where visitors can learn more about conservation breeding programmes, including those for Asian songbirds and threatened parrot species.
The new Bird Paradise will also conduct feeding sessions at $8 per session, with new varieties of birds such as starlings, African hornbills and barbets at the Heart of Africa section, pelicans at Kuok Group Wings of Asia, and lories at Lory Loft. Proceeds from these sessions will go towards the Mandai Wildlife Group’s conservation efforts.
Chief Executive of Mandai Wildlife Group, Mike Barclay said:
“Our animal care team and veterinarians have been carrying out the mammoth task of moving more than 3,000 birds from Jurong to the Mandai Wildlife Reserve.
“This ‘great migration’ was a first-time experience for both our birds and employees, and I am glad to share that they are all settling in well in their new home.”
Food and beverage options at the new park include Luke’s Lobster, Leckerbaer and Mr Holmes Bakehouse – housed together in a “flagship multi-concept store”. Fast-food chain A&W, western restaurant Collin’s, Han’s, Pavilion Banana Leaf, Old Chang Kee, Starbucks, Cheers and ice-cream parlour Birds of Paradise, etc
Members of the public can pre-book their admission tickets and any add-on programmes from April 24 at www.mandai.com