Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (Sungei Buloh Nature Park)

Attraction 301 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore 718925, Singapore Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
07:30 AM - 07:00 PM
09:00 AM
10:30 AM
Second-time visit
Attraction
Nature
Kids
Free
Parks & Aquarium
0.00 USD

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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is the world-class nature reserve housing over 150 species of rare birds and different kinds of animals.

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Why Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (Sungei Buloh Nature Park) is special ?


On 10 November, 2001,
National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan announced that Sungei Buloh would be
one of two parks to be gazetted as Nature Reserves. On 1 Jan 2002, 130-ha of
Sungei Buloh was officially gazetted as a nature reserve and renamed as Sungei
Buloh Wetland Reserve to better reflect its status.











In the same year,
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve was recognized as a site of international
importance for migratory birds with Wetlands International presenting the
reserve a certificate to mark its formal entry into the East Asian
Australasian Shorebird Site Network, which include Australia's Kakadu
National Park, China's Mai Po and Japan's Yatsu Tidal Flats.



Sungei Buloh became
Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park in 2003.

Source: https://www.sbwr.org.sg



 


What to explore at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (Sungei Buloh Nature Park)?

Flora of the mangrove:

    Mangroves exist in the transient world of land and sea having to endure the relentless rhythm of the tides. Life at land’s end is harsh, yet many have triumphed over the adverse environment with each inhabitant playing a role in making the ecosystem a viable and dynamic one.

Flora of the freshwater

An aquatic herb of shallow water, Nymphaea cultivar is also know as the Water Lily. These plants have creeping underground stem and long leaf stalk, allowing the leaves to float on the surface of the water.

Flora of the back mangroves

Asplenium nidus, also known as Bird Nest Fern is an epiphytic fern gaining foothold on trees and rocks, often growing on the ground after falling from trees. The leaves can grow up to 1.4 meters long and form a nest-like rosette adapted to collecting rainwater and trap nutrient-rich debris and dead leaves falling from surrounding trees. Dead fronds remain on fern as a thick skirt beneath, often home to small animals and insects.

 

How to get to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (Sungei Buloh Nature Park)?

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 operates ONLY from Woodlands Interchange on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Kranji Express

Kranji Express operates daily starting from 8.30am and ending at 5.45pm from
Kranji MRT Station. 

 Source: https://www.sbwr.org.sg

Selling points

  • Lovely peaceful wetlands
  • Great respite from urban Singapor
  • Excellent place to go for nature walk
  • An oasis of calm in Singapore
  • Destination for wildlife observation
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Duration
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Estimated
115.19 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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301 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore 718925, Singapore

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Tips for you

  • Don't forget to bring a bottle of water with you for it can be hot during this season.
    What to bring
  • Remember to Wear comfortable shoes, wear insect repellent, bing binoculars and a hat
    What to bring
  • There are not any restaurants here. Just vending machines for drink and snacks.
    Equipment
  • It is a nice pleasant walk, but the path is a little rough (not really suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs).
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  • The admission is free but on weekends, you need to give 1$ for donation fee.
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Reviews

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Nature and bird lovers will love this nature reserve. You'll enjoy seeing the migratory birds stopping by sometime around September to March. They also have great flora and fauna.

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Nasi Lemak is good! Came with homemade ice lemon tea, best I've had from an outside place!

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Look out for otter,monitor lizard,bird's nest fern,stilt roots & pencil roots :)

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Snacks at the cafe is really ex so don't forget to pack lunch/snacks! &thr's water cooler here too

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must take insect repellent. there are lots of mosquitoes in the reserve. it is fun to walk inside in rainy day. my first date with gf was in there.

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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is under the jurisdiction of NParks, Singapore. This sprawling mangrove swamp is full of monitor lizards (Varanus salvator) and occasionally you can spot a few crocodiles. First opened by Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, this public park is a great attraction for joggers and those who love nature. There is also a tall look-out tower where you can see migratory birds if you bring along your binoculars. You can see my video on You Tube under the title "The Malayan water monitor of Sungei Buloh, Singapore" by author hengcc. You can also see the water hen which appears near the water edge if you do not disturb this wading bird.

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Makes you forget you are in Singapore - reminded me of my childhood days. Other than rustic and back to nature, I feel safe (no crocs) or strange people or animals lurking around!

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Liked:-Unique concept for eco-tourism.-Ample amenities.-Plenty of parking space.-Easy to navigate map.-Friendly registration staff.-Convenient toilets.DisLiked:-Inaccessible by bus.Tips:-Spray insect repellent, you will thank me for reminding you!

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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is under the jurisdiction of NParks, Singapore. This sprawling mangrove swamp is full of monitor lizards (Varanus salvator) and occasionally you can spot a few crocodiles. First opened by Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, this public park is a great attraction for joggers and those who love nature. There is also a tall look-out tower where you can see migratory birds if you bring along your binoculars. You can see my video on You Tube under the title

This is a fun family outing for people who like a little mud on your shoes once in a while. Guaranteed to see monitor lizards - there are many just sunning themselves at the pond just at the visitor's center itself. This is a wetlands preserve on the north end of the island just across the straights from Johor Bahru. There are trails along levies, and wooden walkways that let you get close to the tidal ecosystem of mangroves and mudskippers and other local wildlife. One bummer is that the tides do bring in quite a lot of rubbish and litter, so we sometimes bring bags with us and bribe our kids to pick up litter which they actually think is pretty good fun for a while - like a treasure hunt. If you can catch a ride there in a car, that's best, as getting a taxi to come pick you up can be challenging as it's pretty remote. Actually, one time we did get a taxi, and the driver was very curious about Sungei Buloh and what it's like. He asked us if we liked it. We were raving about it and asked if he'd been.

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