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Jurong Bird Park

Posted on November 18th, 2007 by Cody.
Categories: Exquisite Eats, Sights in Singapore.

Got a large-ish update for today. This set is from November 9th. Siti and I went to Singapore’s Jurong Bird Park and saw more birds than I have ever seen in my life. We met up at the crosswalk by my house, then went and got some Tom Yam seafood soup. They make it right in front of you, so we sat down to eat. I whip out my camera to take a picture, and within seconds I have a guy telling me no pictures! So I risked my seat there and took one anyway. I can always say I didn’t see the sign next to us that said “No Pictures.”

Tom Yam Soup

So after we ate, we took the bus to the Bird Park. First stop was the Penguin Room. It felt great because it was H-O-T outside, and the temperature was at least 15 degrees cooler (By the way, that’s Fahrenheit, not Celsius. I am American).

Penguin Room Swimming Puffer Penguin Room Standing Around… Penguin Room Standing Around… Penguin Room Standing Around… Penguin Room Standing Around… Penguin Room Smaller Penguins Penguin Room Smaller Penguins Penguin Room Poster Penguin Room

We finished checking it out, and went out to the Gift Shop where I bought a Lemon Barley Drink. Kinda weird, but refreshing nonetheless. Next door were the Macaws and Pink Flamingos, so we walked over to take some more photos. One thing I found odd was that the birds weren’t tethered down, so they could technically fly away at any time, but seemed content to hang out where the food was. Birds really are smart!

Lemon Barley Drink Blue and Gold Macaws Blue and Gold Macaw Red Macaws Pink Flamingos

Down the path was another place called the Birds of Prey. I just missed the show by about 20 minutes, but there was a private show going on. I took the opportunity to take some pics for free! There was only one bird, but it was huge! It’s called an African Secretary Bird, and it’s the only bird in its species. It is sort of related to hawks and eagles. I will post some videos of it trying to kill a snake in the next post.

African Secretary Bird African Secretary Bird African Secretary Bird African Secretary Bird

We left after the people there got crabby about us taking pictures (and not paying like the others had). There were some very ugly giant birds when we left that exhibit.

Ugly Bird Ugly Bird

I am pretty sure this is a type of orchid, but I’m not sure. There was no sign or anything.

Bird Park Orchids

Across the way, there was another bird exhibit (surprise) with a weird-looking bird. Looked like a stork’s cousin to me!

Stork-Looking Bird Stork-Looking Bird Stork-Looking Bird

Okay, I am about to board my plane from Japan back home, so I have to stop here. I will finish this post, as well as the rest of the updates when I get back home. Sorry to disappoint!

Cody, Sunday, November 18th 2007, 16:54

2 comments.

Debbie

Comment on November 19th, 2007.

This Tom Yam soup reminds me of the most delicious soup I’ve ever had… served at the ‘Railway Cafe’ in Livermore.

Sue

Comment on June 19th, 2008.

Hello

I really enjoyed reading your blog. I came upon it while looking for advice on Wordpress.
I was trying to find out how to make the backgrounds change by using the thumbs in the header. You have great ones. Could you perhaps tell me how you did it if you have time?

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