Saturday, January 12, 2008

Penang Bird Park

Have u been here? Well I've. Actually there is lots of interesting things about this place that lead me to pay a visit and write about this place. Well I'm final year student. After this hopefully I'll entering the new world which is worker world. And less opportunity to go on 'cuti-cuti' likes this. Every opportunity must be taken.

Bird Park
was located in Bandar Seberang Jaya nearer to the Sunway Carnival Mall which is 7km from penang bridge toll plaza and also 7km from ferry terminal. It’s just 5 minutes drive from Penang Bridge if there is no traffic jam. :)

Opened for public on 8th August 1988, this park was the first Malaysia bird park. There are more than 300 species of colorful bird all around the world where half of it is Malaysian species. Swan, Pelicans, Storks, Heron and other playful waterfowls were roam freely on around two natural ponds. The species like Macaws, Parrot, Pheasants, Hornbill, bird-of-prey, Finches, Sunbirds, soft-bills, kingfisher were kept in this park for exhibition and breeding purpose.

The other attractions for this park are daily Bird Shows which is at 11.30am and 3.30pm every day followed by photographic session. This park opens daily to the visitor from 9.00am till 7.00pm. During my visit, I didn’t know it has the bird show and I missed this one, what a waste for me.

Not only Malaysian visited here, lot of foreigner also visited here as shown in the picture. If you visit Penang especially Malaysian, you should consider to visit this park also.

The admission for this park is RM10 for local adults, RM5 for local children while for foreigner the admission fee is RM20 for adult and RM 10 for children. For me, I think the admission fees are reasonable because the u can see lots of bird species there. Furthermore, physically and/or mentally handicapped & under privileged persons are allowed free entrance. Maybe u should acted like u are mentally handicapped, who knows maybe u can enter this park free.:).

I also experienced the joy of bird feeding where the bird will come to your hand to eats. I do have a picture of this activity and this experience was truly amazing. U just needs to buy the food for RM 1 ONLY and the bird will come to eat at your hand. Amazing

Among species that exist in this park, I do attract with this one the most. Damn I like Owl. Look how cute this one is. If possible, I wanna have this one at my room :)

Blending with this gorgeous birds are the vast collection of hibiscus, orchid, palm-tree, bamboo, pond filled with lotus makes this place really look natural and exotic. Here are the map for this park which is it diameter is 5-acres.

This other attractions for this park is Salt-water crocodiles, Mouse-Deers, Spotted Fallow Deers, Pythons, Arapaima etc. there also have the gift shop where u can buy something for your reminisce. No need to worry to stay longer in this park because this park also have their own unique restaurant which is Bird Park Restaurant.so u can take your time to watch the bird. So bird lover and tourist, if u visited Penang, don’t miss to visit this place k.

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