My family went to have some time in nature at Sungei Buloh after a day of rain. We did not expect to see so much diversity as we thought most of the creatures would have called it a day.
We did not see many giantic monitor lizards as most have slithered away with the rain - except inside the pond at the entrance.We also chanced upon a few more near the dam and there was even one resting on a tree branch. So look out when you walk.
We saw mudskippers and crabs along the mangrove broadwalk. The mudskippers were huge and the diversity of creatures in the mangrove was astounding. If you open your eyes while on the mangrove, you would find that this is really the home of the mudskippers. They are everywhere and not a tad shy at being seen!
It would have been a good idea to bring some insect repellent to ward off the mosquitoes. Good idea to also bring along a laser pointer to highlight to your fellow explorers what you are pointing at (since the creatures are excellent in camoflauging themselves). Also good idea to go during the weekdays as there are less people and you are more likely to see things.
No we did not see any crocodiles this round although we did see a hornbill in the last trip. All in a very good place to catch nature in urban Singapore. While out in Sungei Buloh, you may also want to explore the Singapore countryside. Have fun!
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