Bird Paradise in Mandai has launched a new breeding and research centre as well as a two-day, one-night glamping experience with penguins.
These new features were unveiled at the park’s grand opening on Wednesday, six months after its soft opening in May.
The 17ha park – the size of about 24 football fields – has so far received more than 600,000 Singapore and international visitors, said Mandai Wildlife Group, which manages the park.
At the breeding and research centre next to the Winged Sanctuary, guests can witness chicks being raised by hand in the nursery. The centre will offer visitors a behind-the-scenes peek into how the park cares for its birds.
Also making its debut is a Glamping with the Penguins experience that allows guests, for the first time, to spend a night at the park’s Penguin Cove in glamping bell tents. The cove is three times bigger than the penguin exhibit at Bird Paradise’s predecessor, Jurong Bird Park.
The two-day, one-night experience is designed for families of four, who can wind down with the penguins, watch a Southern Lights showcase screened at the exhibit, and go on guided tours of the aviaries and other facilities such as the park’s avian hospital.
Prices start from $1,699 a tent. The glamping space can hold up to four tents and 16 guests a night. Participants must be at least five years old. It will run for 10 days in December, and bookings can be made via the Bird Paradise website. For the moment, there are no scheduled dates for the glamping programme after December, said Mandai Wildlife Group.
Pillows and blankets will be provided, but guests must bring their own towels and amenities, the park’s website said. Showers are confined to the first evening, with facilities available for “a simple wash-up in the morning”.
Glamping options are offered elsewhere in Singapore, such as one in East Coast Park that costs about $330 a night for four people.
The Straits Times
published 2023-11-16 21:26:27