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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  • Sunday morning visit. If someone in its own way, we had been walking. I didn't see you come across reptiles system and thought the time was. In small children, hot and went back in about an hour.
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  • The northern part of Singapore is a river tribe with a naturally protected area. This area is a stopover for the migratory birds, growing and habitat with many plants and animals, but it was not until 1989 that the Government of Singapore was established as a natural park.
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  • We saw some great wildlife but be prepared to walk several kilometers, so think about the heat and the need for water. As with many other coastal areas there was a great deal of plastic rubbish which ...  more »
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  • Interesting place for a walk in a Mangrove. Great Wildlife. Be quiet and listen closely for amazing bird songs. Watch out for crocks. Tip: Even if your going to take a car home, Note the time the buses come, and grab a bus back to civilization, where you can grab a car more easily. The bus comes only every 2 hrs and the nearest uber or taxi will take 20 min to call.
  • The Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (SBWR) is in the north west coast of Singapore. A preserved marshland, full of both land creatures and birds. At the visitor and entrance to the park, there are small bat's hanging from the roof. And each year, more than 3000 migratory birds pass through and make a stop at this area. Each visit is a chance to see something different.
  • A nature fun environment with migrant birds. One could easily spend at least 2 to 3 hours enjoying the natural surrounding especially during low tide. I saw 3 crocodiles, (one of which has a missing tail piece) resting on the wetland.
  • Great weekend visit to see the intersection of urban and wetlands in Singapore. Do plan the trip of low tide times like early morning 8.00 am to catch the birds, monitor lizards, crocodiles. The facility is nicely maintained good spend half a day here. Great place for nature lovers!
  • If you look closely enough you can spot crocodiles here, but they are usually not close enough to cause any harm, just minding their own business in the water. There are some parts of the mangrove that have a very strong mangrove stench but that's just how mangroves are. This place is also swarming with mosquitoes so I would suggest having insect repellent with you.
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At this ecological wonder, visitors can learn about the reserve's rich biovidersity through guided tours. Sungei Buloh is home to rich biodiversity. There are numerous walking trails and wheelchair-accessible paths throughout the 130ha nature reserve, and visitors can discover its native inhabitants such as otters, crabs, water snakes and monitor lizards. Bird-watchers can take the Migratory Bird Trail that goes around the Buloh Tidal Ponds and admire resident birds like herons, kingfishers and sunbirds. Children will enjoy the Junior Adventure Trail - minutes from the Visitor Centre - where they can mirror the movements of a crab or mudskipper among the mangroves.