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Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve

As Singapore’s only ASEAN Heritage Park, the 130-hectare Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve is a tranquil conservation area of mangroves, mudflats, ponds and secondary forest that is home to an array of animals.
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301 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore

The Overview

As Singapore’s only ASEAN Heritage Park, the 130-hectare Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve is a tranquil conservation area of mangroves, mudflats, ponds and secondary forest that is home to an array of animals. In the early morning, expect avid birdwatchers with binoculars at the observatory hides attempting to spot any of the 230 species of birds, including kingfishers, sunbirds, egrets, herons and eagles that flock to this wetland during the migratory season from September to March. Besides looking out for feathered friends, there are also plenty of swamp creatures. Mudskippers, water snakes, monitor lizards, otters and crocodiles will keep your focus on ground level.

Sungei Buloh offers mainland Singapore’s largest accessible patch of mangroves, with more than 53 species of native mangrove flora—walking along any of its three trails can be a mystical experience, as you’re surrounded by a tangle of mangrove roots propping themselves almost magically above the water’s surface. Unfamiliar with mangroves? Then the most meaningful way to appreciate all that Sungei Buloh has to offer is to walk with an experienced guide who can point out the various plant and animal species to you. The reserve offers complimentary guided Mangrove Tours on Saturdays at 9.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m., though there is an option of pre-booking a guided tour at S$60 for a maximum of 15 people.


Telephone:
+65 6794 1401

Website: sbwr.org.sg

 

Published on Nov 30, 2010

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