Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore

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Get in touch with natural beauty at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. The attraction bears the title of the country's first official wetlands reserve and plays a significant role as a resting habitat for migratory birds. The area's unusually large bird population was first noticed in 1986, when a call was made to preserve the naturally significant area. Today, the area is a popular site for eco-friendly tourism, as it features raised wooden walkways and viewing platforms surrounding the water. Bring your binoculars, as the area is an acclaimed bird-watcher's haven. The reserve offers plenty of educational resources, allowing you to learn more about the region and the animals within the natural habitat. Put Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve at the forefront of your travel plans using our Singapore vacation planner .
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  • September 25, 2017
    We had a great visit to Sungei Buloh. It is very natural and gives an idea of what Singapore was like before development. There is a lot of wildlife and we even saw a baby crocodile (very small and no...  more »
  • September 17, 2017
    Excellent sanctuary for animals but visitors here should behave in a more civil manner. Why? Because they are shouting at their top of their voices and chattering and laughing. It may not mean anythin...  more »
  • September 16, 2017
    great location for one to be near a mangrove forest. lots of exciting creatures to discover. good place to catch migratory birds. please be considerate and lower volume to avoid scaring birds away. cr...  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    So beautiful! Finally some real nature in Singapore. Lots of mossies though but also a huge amount of fish and even crocodiles! Not to mention the birdlife here. You can even see Malaysia on the other side of the water. I recommend spending at least 2h here and not too late in the day. Best time, I guess, is very early or before sunset when the wildlife is active the most.
  • August 22, 2017
    Best time to visit is after a rainy day! Blissful esp if yiu are first few to enter.. love this place
  • September 6, 2017
    Good place to be good to nature. The whole place is possible to be covered within a morning. Bring binoculars.
  • April 3, 2017
    This is a fairly big wetland and it will take some time to cover the whole area. Choose what you like to see and explore the area at your own pace. The Mangrove Boardwalk is an interesting track to try and it is a nice way to learn more about the mangrove ecosystem. The Buloh Tidal Ponds is a long track but it is reasonably shady and offers many opportunities to see some interesting creatures, like crocodile during low tide, mudskipper, spiders and monitor lizard.
  • April 1, 2017
    Salties, Malay monitors (largest lizards after the Komodo dragons), variety of water and other birds, monkeys you can find them all here. Be careful though, don't venture into the woods or marshes and stay along the lanes. Better to go with friends than alone. Though the salties haven't done anything yet they are present and we need to understand they are very dangerous. powerful predators so stay away from the water in all forms!!

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