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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  • Wetlands are under appreciated. Yet, they are vital to the health of an ecosystem. Examples fish nurseries, waste recycling, land stabilization i.e. protects against land erosion. Sungei Buloh has been lovingly preserved. There are well constructed walkways to enable visitors to walk into the wetlands without getting their feet wet. Also hideouts to observe the birds as they feed on the diverse marine life during low tide. Certainly recommend this as one of the must visit places in Singapore. Kudos to National Parks for making Sungei Buloh accessible.
  • Well maintained nature park. Well designed.. Needs keen eye or experienced guide to spot many well camouflaged marine life or birds. For bird watching will need to take note of migration period.. Cos we went during this time not many birds maybe it's not the migration season.
  • A pocket sized piece of nature right on our doorsteps. A lovely place to go for a walk, jog (very flat and soft but firm surface) or picnic with the family. You can see a large range of animals and birds in their wild setting. We saw 3 beautiful hornbills, numerous crabs and mud skippers, carp, kingfishers and Weaver Birds. The ground staff and Rangers are very friendly and chatty and it's a wonderful place to see and learn about mangroves.
  • Excellent piece of nature! A lot to see and a lot of education along the tracks, well done Singapore. Vending machines unfortunately don't accept cards so bring some 2 dollar notes.
  • I went here as a learning journey. Many animals are here and also i am an animal lover so i think this is a good place for animal lovers. I learnt lots of new species of flora and fauna. Its a good place to bring your kids. If you were to go, do bring a mosquito repellent as there are lots of mosquitos.
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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.