By Mona Sabalones Gonzalez
Because of all my bird blogging friends, I was very much determined to visit
Jurong Bird Park in . I don’t have the bird expertise of most of the bird blogs I follow, but going to the largest walk-in aviary with 1,500 varieties of birds, I felt, might give me a taste of what they enjoy every day. Singapore
You can see me here getting some bird love. The Jurong Bird Park has a metro rail of sorts that's elevated, so you feel you are on the same level as the birds, and looking down, you get a view of things in the same way that they see it.
There are stops along the way, and you can walk trails, then get back on the metro rail until the next stop. I made it a point to get down on every stop.
Here, you see a lot of lorries. You can feed them, and they all congregate on you. The feeling of tiny bird feet on the arms and face is like a soft touch massage.
The birds are affectionate to people, but can be competitive for the food. We would see lorries push each other aside so they could get some food. It was kind of neat.
When we went to Singapore (last November) they were celebrating the Deepavali festival. It was a lovely experience to see greetings such as this in the bird park, and all throughout Singapore. We loved Little India, which of course, is where Deepavali emanates from. Right now, everything in Singapore is filled with Christmas decorations. My daughter is there now, visiting her best friend. We love the multicultural quality of Singapore.
This is the souvenir store. I bought one of the red hats on the right, as it was raining. Nice hat.