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Welcome Back Celebration

The Welcome Back Celebration is about reconnecting after a long school holiday break. From 1995 to 2007, this event took the form of a jazz night in Fort Canning Park and then became a music in the park night from 2008-2009. Of late, the family-focused event has been held at the Terror Club, The American Club, the Singapore Flyer, BOUNCE trampoline park and other family-friendly venues. 

This year's welcome back is at Mandai Bird Paradise and what fun it will be!

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What a great way to get to visit the new bird park located right next to Singapore Zoo. Enjoy breakfast, fun activities, a scavenger hunt, and, of course, the main attraction – the birds! We'll also have a Lucky Draw! Join AAS and XCL American Academy (XAA) now.


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Start your morning at the brand new Collin's restaurant located outside the park entrance. Set on lush grounds, everyone will have a great time eating and taking in the views. The kids can enjoy playing at the amazing playground right outside the restaurant, too! Get a bird-themed face paint brought to you by International Medical Clinic and show your pearly whites at the photo booth sponsored by Expat Dental. Everyone will walk away with a goodie bag. Have even more fun in the park with the special scavenger hunt brought to you by our title sponsor XCL American Academy (XAA). And there will be a lucky draw, too! Score!

The goodie bag includes a water bottle, binoculars, a $50 Lawry's the Prime Rib voucher and more!

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You can top up at the restaurant if you want a cocktail!


We have organized two sessions for the day. Please select your timings when booking.Why so early? The birds are most active in the morning – and it's cooler, too! You know what a little bird told us? This is a great weekend to go as the following two weekends bookend the Singapore school holidays.

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Breakfast 8:00am

Park Entry 9:00am



Breakfast 9:00am

Park Entry 10:00am


We've been able to negotiate a really good deal for our paid AAS members! For only $2 more than the regular admission price, you get a yummy breakfast, super fun activities, and a fab goodie bag. This event is really popular so don't delay.

Member Pricing

$50 for adults

$35 for children (age 3-12)

Non-Member Pricing

$70 for adults

$50 for children (age 3-12)

Not a paid AAS member yet? Sign up now to get 30% off your tickets. Plus, you'll be entered to win two, round-trip, economy tickets to the US, courtesy United Airlines. Score! Remember, AAS memberships are for the whole family!

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About Mandai Bird Paradise

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Mandai Bird Paradise just opened in May and it's Asia's largest bird park, home to 3,500 birds across 400 species. Wow, right? Located right next to the zoo, this place is absolutely gorgeous. There are waterfalls, fascinating exhibits, and, of course, spectacular birds! You'll love walking through the eight, immersive aviaries, each reflecting a different biome of birds. Feast your eyes on some of the world's most amazing birds from Flamingos to Hornbills to Cassowaries to birds you've never heard of. Whole flocks of Macaws might even fly overhead! This place is magical for kids and adults alike. Truly, it's a special place and it's right here in Singapore.

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The bird park has so much to see! You will learn all about 3,500 birds across 400 species!

  • Shaw Foundation Australian Outback has more than 30 bird species from Down Under.

  • Nyungwe Forest Heart Of Africa is is modeled after the forested valleys of continental Africa and has more than 80 species of African birds.

  • Hong Leong Foundation Crimson Wetlands houses some of the most colorful birds in the park.

  • Kuok Group Wings of Asia replicates Bali's tranquil bamboo groves and rice terraces hosting more than 30 species of birds.

  • Mysterious Papua includes more than 25 species of fascinating rainforest birds.

  • Ocean Network Express Penguin Cove features one of the world’s largest sub-Antarctic, cold salt-water habitats for penguins.

  • Songs of the Forest features some of the rarest melody makers of Southeast Asia.

Take your avian adventure to greater heights and take advantage of all the activities the park has to offer. From feeding birds to keeper talks to presentations and playgrounds for the kids, we are sure everyone will have an amazing experience! Find out more here.

Download the Mandai Bird Paradise App

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Be sure to download The Mandai App before you go and get ready to enhance your experience while at the park. Use their digital wayfinding to navigate the aviaries and zones, receive notifications for bookings, and beat the queues at the food hall.

Rain or Shine Event

The park is built with many covered walkways which protects against super sunny days as well as Singapore's downpours. If it does rain, bring an umbrella for the areas that aren't covered. And wear shoes with good traction as the walkways can get a wee bit slippery.


Our Sponsors Rock!

A huge thank to our the event's sponsors starting with our title sponsor, XCL American Academy. The school is sponsoring an amazing Scavenger Hunt through the Park.

Get your face painted a booth sponsored by International Medical Clinic then show your pearly whites at the photo booth sponsored by Expat Dental.

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