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SUNGEI BULOH WETLAND RESERVE (SBWR) - Mangroves & more


About the reserve:

The Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve lies hidden in the northwestern corner of Singapore, within view of Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The 130ha reserve protects one of Singapore's last remaining mangrove swamps.
An extensive network of trails, viewing towers and observation hides make the reserve the perfect place to discover this fascinating ecosystem. Boardwalks through the mangroves provide plenty of opportunities for close encounters with the creepy-crawlies on the mudflats - without getting your feet wet!
Typical denizens of the mangroves, such as tree-climbing crabs, mudskippers or monitor lizards are common and easy to spot even for untrained eyes.
 

Stork-billed Kingfisher

 

Mudskipper

 

From August to April, migratory shorebirds, such as plovers and sandpipers, stop over at Sungei Buloh to feed on the richness of the mudflats.
And with more than two hundred bird species recorded over the years, the reserve is well-known by bird-watching enthusiasts.
Life in the reserve is influenced by the rhythm of the tides. Depending on tide levels, visitors can experience different perspectives and impressions. Make sure to plan enough time for your visit to catch the different moods.
 

About the tour:

The duration of the tour is about two hours and introduces you to this habitat between land and sea. It provides insight into the mangrove ecosystem and the various adaptations plants and animals have developed to eke out a living in this rather harsh environment. Use this opportunity to observe the unique fauna and flora of the reserve as well as migratory birds close up. Who knows, you might even spot one of the crocodiles that live in the park...
 

Mudflat

 

General information:

  • Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
  • 301 Neo Tiew Crescent
  • Singapore 718925
  • Tel: 6794 1401
  • Website: click here

 

Things to bring:

  • Drinking water
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Rain gear
  • Sun protection
  • Plastic bags to waterproof valuables and electronic gadgets
  • Comfortable walking shoes (no sandals or flip flops)
  • Binoculars (if you have)

 

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