Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
(GPS: 1.44656, 103.72346) is a 130-hectare protected wetland on the northwestern part of Singapore
. The first wetland reserve in Singapore, Sungei Buloh was first discovered by nature enthusiasts from the Singapore Branch of the Malayan Nature Society and was proposed to the govenment for conservation. It was gazetted in 2002. The name "sungei buloh" means "bamboo river" in Malay.
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reservehttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sungei_Buloh_Wetland_Reserve_entrance.jpg
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is an important stopover for migratory birds. It was listed as an ASEAN Heritage Park in 2003. It has a number of attractions for people keen to learn more about the mangrove ecology. You can see some of the animals living in the mangrove including mudskippers, crabs, shellfish and monitor lizards. There are also some snakes here, so you should exercise caution. Bird watchers will be delighted by the number of resident as well as migratory birds to be sighted here.
Next to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is the Sungei Buloh Nature Park, which has a visitor centre providing details of the biodiversity of the mangrove.
Mangrove swamp at Sungei Bulohhttps://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sungei_Buloh_Wetland_Reserve_Interior_5.jpg
How to go to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Take the Singapore MRT
to the Kranji MRT Station
(NS7). From there, take Bus 925 and alight at the Kranji Reservoir carpark. From there, it's a 15-minute walk to the reserve. Bus 925 stops at the Reserve's entrance on Sundays and public holidays.
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