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“home of the mudskippers”

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
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Ranked #63 of 815 things to do in Singapore
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Owner description: This 200-acre reserve, situated north of the island, is home to over 150 species of rare and exotic birds.
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“home of the mudskippers”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

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!

Visited November 2012
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“varangs and crocodiles!”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

a bit difficult to get there, you have to take a bus after you reach the MRT station somewhere in the north west, but worth it!
the last real and big angrove of Singapore, with a lot of free varangs, and you can really seee crocodiles there :-)
a lot of mosquitos

Visited September 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“4 months later - Migratory Birds!!”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

i came earlier in July and saw no birds as July is not exactly migratory season for birds heading south until sept, oct, nov.

Quite many storks evening time but cannot see jumping fishes with water very muddy (rainy season, monsoon washes more soil in the marsh.river.

Here are some pictures with a few birds you expect to see. remember you can see wild birds all year around. If you really want to see migratory birds another place to go is Kakadu Nature Reserve in Darwin Australia.

The park closes at 7pm and you will not have time to walk the whole reserve if you arrive after 530pm as it takes 2 + hr to walk 6km

Visited October 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Small, but quiet nature reserve!”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

With about 2-4 miles of hikes, Sungei Buloh isn't the largest, but it is one of the quietest reserves in SG. Good place to do some birding or immerse in some nature time. Since it skirts the Kranji "farmlands", its worth doing a farm tour after your hike...

Visited June 2012
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“Last remaining Mangrove”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

A great place for a getaway from the city life of the city. This is a good place to explore the last remaining mangrove swarms of Singapore. Just beware of the mosquitoes and the loitering big lizards.

It is accessible by public transportation only on weekends. Take the SMRT Service 925 from Kranji MRT fr the bus stop at the same side of the station.

Visited August 2012
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