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[Visit Singapore] Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

As you understand from my instagram @yuniqueyuni, I love to travel and explore new places. And i love nature walk a lot! So please don’t ask me why am i getting tan? Because i love sun, i love new experience on beautiful places rather than care about being fair. 

So last few months i had a chance to visit Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Below are short description about this wetland reserve, adapted from NParks Website.

Discover the beauty and wonders of nature at Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park. Uncover a world filled with rich biodiversity as you wander through the wetlands with an extensive mangrove forest of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

Sungei Buloh was first opened as a Nature Park in 1993. In 2002, 130 hectares were officially gazetted as a Nature Reserve and renamed Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve to better reflect its status. In the same year, it was recognised as a site of international importance for migratory birds and awarded a certificate by Wetlands International, marking the reserve’s formal entry into the East Asian Australasian Shorebird Site Network, which includes Australia’s Kakadu National Park, China’s Mai Po – Inner Deep Bay and Japan’s Yatsu Tidal Flats. And in 2003, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve became Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park.


Since then Sungei Buloh has expanded to include 202ha of mangroves, mudflats, ponds and forests, providing an even larger sanctuary for the flora and fauna that call it home. This includes the newest extension that houses a brand new Visitor Centre and new trails for visitors to explore and enjoy. This new extension is situated along Kranji Way, and is easily accessible by public transport, bringing Sungei Buloh even closer to the public.

Throughout the year: Trek through this ecological jewel’s many trails and discover its native inhabitants such as mudskippers, crabs, shellfish, water snakes, birds, spiders, monitor lizards and otters. Admire the beauty of resident birds such as herons, kingfishers and sunbirds.

Seasonal from September to March: During the migratory season, catch sight of the diverse flocks of shorebirds or waders including plovers and sandpipers.

(Source: NParks Website)

Upon arrival, first thing you will find is Visitor Center with few facility: mini market, toilet, potable water tap to refill your water.
After that you have to choose within 2 trail: Coastal Trail (1,300m) or Forest Trail (300m). We choose Coastal Trail because we think it’s more fun and more view to enjoy. And we didn’t regret. πŸ™‚ 
Map of walking trail.
Along your walk, you will find few observation pod. The shape so unique, you won’t regret coming here because of this pods. First Pod we found on our way is Fantail Pod.
Spiral staircase never fail.. One of my favourite OOTD spot.
Fibonacci sequence.. 
This bridge seems like connection from Forest Trail.
And this bridge lead you to one of my favourite spot here: Eagle Point. The name so cool right!
Yes finally reached Eagle Point, which is actually not so far from the main entrance. This spot is a must visit. Opposite is Johor Malaysia.

 Can you really tell that this is Singapore?

And we walked to Mangrove Walk by this boardwalk.

 See those black crabs? They making  holes on mangrove tree to fit their bodies.

 A lot of crabs on mangrove tree. Cute at the same time is gross looking at it..

And we finally reached another observatory pod: Kingfisher Pod. This Pod is pretty big and the view is amazing!

 Amazing!

 Can do “minimal people” shots here, the bridge is very iconic.. 

On our way to next observation pod and when looking back to Kingfisher Pod. The boardwalk is fantabulous. Love this place!
Next observation pod is Mudskipper Pod. 

 This observation pod is rather small than the rest.

 But it’s ok, as long as can take OOTD shot.

 Bye Mudskipper Pod!

Next one is the Mud Experience, this trail by right lead to Dragonfly Pod, but we didn’t manage to cross over due to high tide, halfway trail covered with water.

 So we continued our journey..

We found the Wetland Center, another rest point for you to buy drink from vending machine and if you need toilet.

On the bridge towards the old Wetland (Buloh Tidal Ponds) which they called Migratory Bird Trail (1950m).

 You will find few spot for bird watching.

 If you are lucky you can find some “friends”: Giant Lizard (local common name: “Biawak”)

 And cute tiny squirrel jumping around from one tree to another, they are very fast.

And another Biawak. Oh if you are super lucky you can also meet native Crocodile. LOL! I wish i wasn’t that lucky tho!

 I love to collect the dried leaves.. 

The last point is Aerie Tower where you can view the scenery of overall Mangrove trail.

My tips: If you are not keen on bird watching, better not taking this Migratory Bird Trail, because it’s a loop trail and pretty far. Not much exciting feature like the first Coastal Trail.

If you like nature walk, this place is really worth to visit. With friends or family..

Park Information
Opening hours:
7 am to 7 pm daily
Tel: 67941401
Fax: 67937271
Email: nparks_sbwr@nparks.gov.sg

Park Size: 202 hectares

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible

Smoke-free park

Visitor Centre:
60 Kranji Way, #01-00
Singapore 739453

Wetland Centre:
301 Neo Tiew Crescent
Singapore 718925

How to get there?
Public Transport
By bus:
Mondays to Saturdays
Board SMRT Bus 925 from Kranji MRT Station. Alight at Kranji Reservoir Carpark B. Walk across the road to the Visitor Centre.


Sundays and Public Holidays
Board SMRT Bus 925 from Kranji MRT Station. The bus stops at the Wetland Centre entrance. Please note that SMRT Bus 925 operatesONLY from Woodlands Interchange on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Kranji Express:
Kranji Express operates daily starting from 8.30 am and ending at 5.45 pm from Kranji MRT Station (Details)

SAEx Bus Hub:
Weekends
Bus service starts in the city at 8.00am and arrives at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (Visitor Centre & Wetland Centre) at 9.00am. The return trip is at 1.00pm. Prior booking is required (Details).

Parking lots are available near both entrances.


“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” 

– Albert Einstein


XOXO,
YuniQueYuni

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