Melaka Bird Park, established at a cost of RM30 million was recently officially opened by Malaysian Tourism Minister Dr. Ng Yen Yen on the 23rd March 2013 where it was mentioned that this will be the largest bird park in Southeast Asia when fully opened to the public in April 2013. The Melaka Government has also indicated that they want the Melaka Bird Park to emulate the success achieved by the management of the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore.
The Melaka Bird Park also has about 400 species of birds in an area spread over 1.8 hectares and will be part of the second phase of the landscape development and tourism facility project located within the 92.5 hectare Botanical Garden. Apart from Melaka Bird Park, other projects that are being planned include construction of a watch tower and a fountain, renovation of chalets and landscaping upgrade of the Botanical Garden.
Malaysian Tourism Minister officiates the Melaka Bird Park - Image from The Star
The bird park is located near the Botanical Garden in Ayer Keroh, Malacca and will feature 6,000 birds from 400 species. A beautiful fountain will also be build in the gardens here apart from a watch tower, renovation of chalets and landscaping upgrade of the Botanical Garden. The Melaka chief minister also said that Melaka may be interested in buying the bird park’s monorail, which runs 1.72km, for installation at the botanical park.
Sources state that the park will be fully operational on April 1, from 9 am to 6 pm daily.
Melak Bird Park Entry Fee;
RM10 for children
RM15 for adults
Melak Bird Park entrance under construction
This is the countries third bird park after the KL Bird Park and Kuala Krai Bird Park in Kelantan. It is targeted to those visiting the historical city of Melaka. Especially for the Singaporeans and those coming from KL or Johor. This place has now added to the many other tourist attractions here and I am sure that many people including the locals are looking forward to visiting the new Melaka Bird Park.