My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown.

Tripoto
1st May 2017

SINGAPORE! - Sightseeng,,shopping,great culinary experience,astounding civic facilities and the factor of safety of roaming around the city at odd hours make this island so unmissable.

I was here on a five day work and conference jaunt.

Although there are many spots where you can go clicking, I focused on these five

1. Jurong Bird Park

2. Chinatown

3. Little India

4. Haji Lane

5. Clarke Quay area ( focus on MCI Building)

Jurong Park was on my unmistakable No. 1 on the list. With its dream landscaping and as 'natural' a setting as possible, a feast awaits photographers and birders here. I normally shy away from zoos and bird parks as you don't really feel valiant clicking birds behind cages. But in Jurong Park, except for Penguins (obvious reasons of climate) and large birds like vultures and eagles you don't find the rest of the inmates behind cages. Well, the fact is they are still enclosed with a net so high that you feel they are actually cavorting around in a forest.

How to reach Jurong Bird Park: By MRT - Take the East-West (Green Line) train towards Joo Koon station. Get off at Boon Lay station. Through Exit C go over to Boon Lay Bus Intercahnge by crossing Jurong Point shopping arcade. Take Bus 194 that will drop you at the Park gates.

Here is a photo tour

Cotton top Tamarins are small monkeys found only in Central and South America.

Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk

Don't miss the Jungle Jewels section for colourful parakeets and starlings

Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk

Flamingoes

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A special temperature controlled enclosure for Penguins - MUST VISIT

Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk

This smaller version is an African Penguin which can survive harsher climates.

Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk

A Hornbill

Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk

Lori is a small parakeet

Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk

Cassowary or Helmet Headed bird whose casque on the head protects it from vegetation.

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The Ostrich, one of the large flightless birds with a graceful sway when they run.

Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk

Roseatta Spoonbill which was hunted almost to extinction for its feathers for hats.

Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk

A pair of Toucans

Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk

Local school kids waiting for the bird show to begin.

Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk
Photo of Singapore by Chendilk

Chinatown. Singapore's vibrant suburb that bristles with activity.

How to reach: Take the MRT North East (Purple) Line and get off at Chinatown station and exit through Pagoda or Temple street and you will walk right into the colourful market street.

Lanterns adorn the pathways, curio shops abound. Great place to pick up souvenirs. And you have a Food Street that beckons with the aroma of Cantonese, Schezwan and what not cuisine sizzling past your nostrils.

All you need to do is walk and walk and no one will find it odd that they are being photographed because the streets on most days are filled with tourist-photographers jostling for space. And rightly so because of the colours and rich heritage this area carries.

For Indians,Chinatown houses Sri Mariamman temple, one of the earliest Indu temples built on the island.

Make sure to revisit the town at night to capture the dazzling, four storeyed Buddha Relic temple.

Wade through the shops and markets and you will be satiated with the shots you get.

Here is my account.

Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
Photo of My favourite photography locations in Singapore Part 1- Jurong Bird Park and Chinatown. by Chendilk
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