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Jurong Bird Park

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.

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.

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