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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Sunday, 11 November 2012

Jurong birdpark

To the west of Singapore city centre is the Jurong Birdpark. Although I had gone to visit the birds, one of the first things I spotted was this large iguana munching away at these plants.



Then he casually walked in front of the flamingoes, kindly stopping so I could take a photo.

The next time I spotted him he was on top of one of the aviaries or maybe this was a friend.




I did take some photos of birds as well.


The Shoebill - not one of the most attractive birds I've seen.

But here are some very attractive birds. They even stayed still long enough for me to take a photo.

29 comments:

  1. They are all beautiful birds and I loved the iguana. Wonderful photos!

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  2. What a considerate iguana! How very nice of him to pose for you in several different interesting locations! ;o)

    (the birds are beautiful too)

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  3. Haha! Are you sure the iguana was the same one each time? He sure did get around!!

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  4. Nice pictures - I had a drink (I could only afford one!) in Raffles once! Nice place.

    The door is wide enough to let 4 or 5 people walk through side by side and even a basket ball player would not have to duck - in other words its big!

    cheers - Stewart M - Australia

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  5. You spotted some unknown very nice birds for me.

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  6. Beautiful Birdpark.... I love seeing all of the different birds from other areas of our world... SO neat!!!! Thanks so much.

    Those Flamingos are beautiful... Nice Iguana... He wanted to be your friend.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  7. A bird park such as this sounds like a great place to visit!

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  8. What an awesome looking bird park!! And such colorful birds! Terrific captures!! Thanks for sharing the beauty!

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  9. I spent some time in this amazing bird park before returning to Australia after coordinating a weekend conference in Singapore a couple of years ago. The colours of the birds are astonishing - so vibrant. (Sadly, I felt the need to cut short my visit here because the "Point-and-Shoot" I was using at the time felt like it was "cooking" in my hand due to the high temperatures (it was March), so I retreated to the airconditioned airport awaiting my flight! However, Jurong is definitely worth a visit - one could not be disappointed. Thanks for sharing these reminders. Happy week.

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  10. What a beautiful bird park. I love flamingo's that must have been a wonderful trip.

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  11. I love that iguana, even more than the birds. Nice shots!

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  12. Great shots. The iguanas are great and I love seeing all the birds too. The shoebill is definitely an individual.

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  13. Oh my goodness, I lost touch with "Our World" and look how much I have missed! What a trip! I am first just so impressed and second, a little bit envious since I'm not sure that I'll be able to find a way to see the world as you are doing. I found all of these birds to be absolutely beautiful.. even the Shoebill :) Wonderful photos! And how neat to see the iguana!

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  14. What a handsome chap... love the image of him with the flamingos!

    Mollyxxx

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  15. If he was human he'd probably have an itchy throat eating those leaves. They look like taro to me. That's a lovely photo of him with the flamingoes and their reflection.

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  16. That iguana was certainly getting around.

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  17. Wow! Fantastic shots ~ love the iguana and colors of birds are awesome ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  18. I love these little iguanas they make me think of mini crocodiles !

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  19. That iguana is great. Such interesting creatures. The shot with the iguana and all the flamingo legs is awesome.

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  20. Hi, thanks for dropping by my site. Here i went through all your escapades in Singapore, and I am sure you really enjoyed it. Your photos are very informative and lovely. thanks for touring us too!

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  21. I am so enjoying my virtual touring with you and dreaming of doing a similar trip if we are fortunate enough one day.

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  22. I'd love to visit Singapore, one day! The birds look very exotic.

    I read the post before this one and saw you treated yourself to a Singapore Sling drink.....that made me smile, as that drink was popular at one time. I wonderful if the youngsters even know what it is? ..lol!

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  23. That cheeky iguana was stealing the show! The shot of the flamingos is enthralling.

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  24. Some stunning birds. The shoe bill...What happens when you put your foot in your mouth? He is new to me and very interesting. Beautiful shots.

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  25. What a wonderful holiday ... You've seen so much and I think we might have almost crossed in Singapore .... The flamingos make such a striking photo. For now it's back to normality but isn't it great to have the photos to remind us of the many places we visited & people we met along the way.

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    1. I am just in the process of deciding which photos to have developed as I always like to have an album of my trips. What a pity we didn't manage to meet up maybe next time.

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  26. Beautiufl photos. I visited this place long time ago.

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