Continue from my previous WRS
(Wildlife Reserves Singapore
) Food Trail 2012
post, here is the second part of the food trail journey where we headed over to the east side, Jurong Bird Park
to have an interesting Lunch with Parrots
The concept is quiet similar to the one we had for "Jungle Breakfast with Wildlife
" at Ah Meng Restaurant mentioned in the previous post here
"Lunch With Parrot" is an Asian-style Buffet which starts from 12 noon to 2.00pm whereby the showtime is allocated at 1.00pm in order to let the guest enjoy their lunch before the show. Reservation or enquiry can be made by telephone call at (65) 6360 8560.
Although the lunch buffet does not have more varieties like breakfast we had over at Ah Meng Restaurant, but you still can find some local delight such as fried rice, fried noodles, fried chicken, prawns, curry, fresh fruits and etc along the buffet line.
|Surprisingly their Laksa taste quiet good with a fragrant broth that is not too over powder with the coconut taste. |
|Yummy Cereal Prawns which is fried and coated with crispy aromatic cereal that makes you crave for 2nd or 3rd helping.|
|Fried Chicken (original) and Spicy Mexican Chicken |
|These are our lunch spread while enjoying the interesting Parrots performance. Overall the buffet items were quiet good based on the price and it do served with coffee/tea and dessert such as ice-cream too.|
While enjoying our buffet lunch, we were also able to watch the 1.00pm Parrot Show which was very entertaining especially for little kids. And for those who are keen, you could also be a volunteer and have fun performing together with the parrots.
|Pikasso is the one and only Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo that paint and guests can also purchase one of Pikasso’s works while the proceeds of the sale will go to the conservation and upkeep of the birds in the Park. |
|Ippy is the Scarlet Macaw that loves to teach the audience how to keep fit by doing back flips and sit-ups|
After lunch we walked over to the "Southeast Asian Birds Aviary" opposite Songbird Terrace where it has the largest collection consisting of 260 Southeast Asian species and showcasing 100 of the region’s most exotic and endangered birds.
The Birds N Buddies Show (11.00am and 3.00pm; daily) at the Pools Amphitheatre is one of highlight programme among visitors. In order to grab a good seat for a better view of the show, remember to be there at least 15 minutes earlier to avoid the crowds.
|Little Audience enjoying her participation of the show.|
After the 3.00pm show we went over to "Kings of the Skies Shows" (10.00am and 4.00pm) at Hawk Walk. Here we were able to see the most of the majestic birds such as eagles, hawks, falcons, vultures and owls in one arena.
|One of the brave audience who had a close-up encounter with the magnificent falconry.|
|On that day, my boy also had a chance to have such a close encounter with the Owl.|
|After the Kings of the Skies Show, we walked over to the Breeding and Research Centre which was just next to it. |
The Breeding and Research Centre (BRC) is where the incredible journey of life begins for some of the Park’s resident birds. And here we are able to go behind-the-scenes and get a first hand glimpse into the growth process of these birds.
In the Incubation Rooms, eggs are kept snug and warm in their special incubators which equipped with automatic egg turners to keep the temperature and humidity of each egg constant. At maximum capacity, each incubation room can hold up to 180 eggs of various species.
Next at the Nursery is the place where the hatched chicks are to be fed and looked after. The hatchlings are housed in brooders, a temperature and humidity-controlled environment in order to keep them safe and warm. And from the clear glass panel, you can also see how these adorable juveniles are fed by their “bird nannies”.
From the brooders, chicks move on to the Weaning Room when they are fully grown to help them acclimatise to the environment as well as get ready to join the rest of their family in the respective exhibits.
Our WRS Food Trail 2012 day programme ended with a happy "nest and egg" photo taken outside the Breeding And Research Centre before we headed back to Night Safari (upcoming post) for the evening programme at Ulu Ulu Restaurant.
Till then have a great weekend ahead. Stay tune for the last post of our WRS Food Tail 2012 at Ulu Ulu Restaurant, Night Safari (updated on 21 Aug 2012).