Besides the four huge walk-in aviaries, the park also has a number of worthwhile smaller enclosures, such as the hugely popular Penguin Coast. Just inside the entrance, it juxtaposes half a dozen penguin species against the backdrop of a mock Portuguese galleon, meant to evoke the sighting of penguins by explorers such as Vasco da Gama. Utterly different is World of Darkness, a fascinating owl showcase that uses special lighting to swap day for night.
Lining Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, the Jurong Bird Park is home to one of the world’s biggest bird collections, with nearly four hundred species. You’ll need at least a couple of hours to have a good look around the grounds, though you can save a little time using the park’s tram rides.