Synopsis
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is Singapore's first wetland reserve. With easy access to the flora and fauna, as well as opportunities to observe migratory birds fairly up-close, it is a bird-watchers' and nature lovers' paradise.

How much time you will need: 2 to 6 hours

What we thought of it: It is one of the most beautiful and tranquil places in Singapore!
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Addr: 301 Neo Tiew Crescent
Singapore 718925

Tel: (65) 6794 1401
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Page created on 24 Jan 2009
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Review
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve was officially opened in 1993, seven years after a group of avid bird-watchers stumbled upon this beautiful wetland site and wrote in for the place to be conserved. It is in the path of a major migratory route, the East Asian Flyway and is used by migratory birds as a stop-over in their journeys from September to March each year.
On entry into the Reserve, the lush greenery will give you a clue on what is in store for you within the Reserve. The Nature Gallery at the Visitor's Centre gives plenty of information to enable visitors to enjoy Reserve better. Don't miss the mangrove boardwalk behind the Gallery - it is about a 30-min walk-around.
One of our favourite spots in the Reserve is the Main Bridge, where we would stop to enjoy the view and hopefully spot a crocodile. The kids love the first Observation Hide (1A) after the bridge for its tranquility. That's also where they'll be able to see most of the permanent and temporary residents of the Reserve.
The other places we like are Platform 1 on Route 1, where we get a good view of the Straits of Johor and the kelongs (floating fish farms); the Aerie that gives a good bird's eye view of the entire Reserve; and the Mangrove Arboretum where we get up-close to mangrove life such as the crabs, drills, shells, mud-skippers, horse-shoe crabs, etc.
Wildlife to look for: birds such as egrets, herons, sandpipers, waders, etc.; mammals such as monkeys, squirrels, otters, etc.; and other wildlife such as monitor lizards, snakes, mudskippers, drills, archerfish, frogs, etc.
Tips
  • Observe the Reserve's rules for a safe, enjoyable outing.
  • Dress in neutral colours.
  • Put on a pair of comfortable walking shoes - most of the paths are dirt-track.
  • Keep the noise level down and you'll spot plenty of animals and birds.
  • Take time to look for animals - they are often camouflaged.
  • The Reserve is wheelchair-friendly.
Things to Bring
Drinking water, mosquito repellant, hat for hot sun, umbrella or raincoat in case of rain.

Opening Times
Opening times: 7:30 am to 7 pm on weekdays
7 am to 7 pm on Sundays & Public Holidays

Best time to go: From September to March, during the migratory season. Early mornings or late afternoons are best, when it is not so hot.

Admission Fees
Free on weekdays!

On Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays and School Holidays:
Adult - $1.00
Child, student and senior citizen - $0.50

How to Get There
By Taxi - The fastest and easiest way to get there.

By MRT - Alight at Kranji MRT Station on the North-South Line.

Board bus number 925 - on weekdays, alight the bus at Kranji Reservoir Car Park. Take a 15-minute walk to the Reserve - the directions are sign-posted. On Sundays and Public Holidays, alight the bus at the Reserve's entrance. Alternatively, board the Kranji Express that runs every 1.5 hrs from Kranji MRT Station from 9 am to 4:30 pm daily.

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