Jul 23, 2012

Choose Your Own Nature Adventure At Sungei Buloh

Sungei Buloh Photo

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Escape the hustle of the city to walk amongst hundreds of species of plants and animals at Sungei Buloh. With the hum of cicadas and the chirps of migratory birds guiding you through the reserves’ beautiful mangrove paths, you may never want to leave.

Entrance to Sungei Buloh

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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is a 130-hectare wildlife reserve located in Northwest Singapore. A previously unvisited wetlands area, the reserve opened in 1993. In its first year in business, the reserve saw over 100,000 visitors. Since the early 1990’s, the park has become a world famous wetlands reserve.

Sungei Buloh Map

Sungei Buloh Image

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The reserve offers nature walks and access to an incredible array of flora and fauna. On a typical visit to Sungei Buloh you’ll see crabs, mudskippers, mullet fish, archer fish, mud lobsters, monitor lizards and Smooth Otters. On a lucky day, you may spot a saltwater crocodile patrolling the reserve.

A Birdwatchers Paradise

Sungei Buloh Birdwatching

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During the migratory period, bird watchers will have the opportunity to see over one-hundred species of birds. Shorebirds, egrets, Purple and Grey Herons are just a few of the common resident species found at Sungei Buloh. Visit Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve between September and March and you’ll see many of the migratory birds that make the area famous.

Choose Your Adventure At Sungei Buloh

Adventures at Sungei Buloh

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If you’re looking for a quick introduction to Sungei Buloh, a 500-metre boardwalk at the Visitor Centre will give you a tour of the mangroves.  Three other walking routes between 3-7 kilometers will give you further opportunities to see many of the birds and aquatic wildlife at the reserve.

Wildlife Reserve Sungei Buloh

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The shortest of the three trails is three kilometers and takes about two hours to walk. The longest trail should take about a half-day to walk. Observation hides and shady benches are located on all of the reserve’s well-marked paths. Free guided tours are available on Saturdays only.

Sungei Buloh’s State of The Art “Wireless Trail”

Wireless Trial at Sungei Buloh

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The Reserve is currently being expanded to draw in and accommodate more visitors. The expansion is set to be complete in 2013. One of Sungei Buloh’s new offerings is a “Wireless Trail.” Visitors with Wifi-capable mobile devices can download an app that offers a brilliant interactive learning experience. The app serves as a sort of “e-brochure,” and is a great learning tool for young visitors.

The park is free to enter Monday-Friday. Admission costs $1.00 for adults, and $0.50 for children, seniors and students on weekends and holidays. The park is open from 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM Monday-Saturday, and 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Sundays and public holidays. Bring water, binoculars, and insect repellent.

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