A view of the hotel's car park
We got this ez-link card , it can be used in both MRT as well as the buses. From then on MRT turned out to be my favourite mode of transport and it also helps get a feel of the place and its people. The closest MRT station (Somerset) was a 10 mins walk from our hotel.
On the way to Somerset
The Skaters ground near Somerset
At the Somerset station. We had to take the train to Boonlay and later bus 194 to Jurong Bird park
Inside the MRTIn the bus stop at boon lay
And finally we reached Jurong by around 12 pm
At the Penguin expedition
This is the panorail that took us around at the bird park . The park has around 3 stations where in you can hop on and off to see the birds surrounding each station and then move on to the next and so on...
Hornbill (OMG! these birds are so huge!!)
Crowned pegions at the Royal rambleAfter viewing the Hornbill , toucans and the Royal ramble section we moved on to have lunch in a restaurant near the lory loft area ( not to sure of the restaurant's name). We were there right on time during the lory feeding session . So, got to feed them as well .. Had like about 3 lories in my hand .
We got the special nectar mix which is sold at the counter and before I turned around with the cup, I was flocked with lories - this is one of the times when I got up close and personal with the birds, but thats only till you have the nextar in the cup :)
With the lories
Scarlet Ibises - I love their color
Jurong Bird park also conducts some wonderful shows , I got to watch the Birds and buddies show and the Birds of prey show - there were a few lucky people who got to handle the birds , no I wasn't lucky enough then *sigh*
In the birds and buddies show at the Pools Amphitheatre
In the birds of prey show at Fuji Hawk walk
Birds in the wet lands
And finally the parakeets at "photography with the birds" area, it was a wonderful feeling when the birds hold on to your hand , all of us took pics with these beautiful feathered friends . Initially I was a little scared as these were bigger than the lories but later it turned out to be a wonderful experience.
Hope you had a colorful journey through Jurong bird park! :)
It was around 7pm when we headed back to out hotel and then the night went by shopping at Mustafa .
P.S. I'm sorry to keep you waiting to read new posts at my travelogue, I'm jus' planning to give more info in that unlike here where I jus' talk about my experience . So, that's taking me a little time plus the ongoing festival and the nearing college reopening .
You can read my experiences at Singapore # 1 here.