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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

 

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Description

In 1986, a group of avid birdwatchers from the then Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch) stumbled upon this ecological jewel, and wrote a proposal to the government for its conservation. The 87-ha wetland site was subsequently designated as a nature park in 1989. The then Parks & Recreation Department, a precursor to the National Parks Board, undertook the development of Sungei Buloh, in consultation with experts in the field, notably, the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust from the United Kingdom and Worldwide Fund for Nature. On 6 Dec 1993, Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong officially opened the Nature Park.

Over the years, the unique place that is Sungei Buloh charmed people from all strata of society to support its cause. It welcome its 100,000th visitor in 1994. In 1997, the Park found its corporate sponsor in HSBC, which set up the Sungei Buloh Education Fund in support of its nature outreach programmes. In 1999, Woodlands Secondary School became the first school to adopt the park. It was followed by Commonwealth Secondary School in 2001 and Hillgrove Secondary in 2002.

On 10 November, 2001, National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan announced that Sungei Buloh would be one of two parks to be gazetted as a Nature Reserve. 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 a certificate to mark the reserve's 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.

Following which, Sungei Buloh became Singapore's first ASEAN Heritage Park in 2003. Today, Singapore is home to two ASEAN Heritage Parks - Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (2003) and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve (2011).

To find out more about Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, go to http://www.sbwr.org.sg.

Check out the Animal Cam here.

 

Attractions

Throughout the year: Observe mangroves flora and fauna such as mudskippers, crabs, shellfish, water snakes, birds, spiders, moths and monitor lizards, resident birds such as herons, kingfishers, bitterns, sunbirds, coucals.

Seasonal from September to March: Look out for migratory shorebirds or waders such as plovers and sandpipers.

Getting There

Public Transport

Driving Directions
Mondays to Saturdays
Board SMRT Bus 925 from Kranji MRT Station. Alight at Kranji Reservoir
Carpark for 15-min walk to the Reserve via Neo Tiew Crescent.

Alternatively, take the Kranji Nature Trail which is across the road from the Kranji Reservoir Carpark. It takes an approximate 30-mins walk to the Reserve.

Sundays and Public Holidays
SMRT Bus 925 stops at Reserve's entrance.

Kranji Express
Kranji Express operates daily starting from 9am and ending at 5pm from Kranji MRT Station. Details
 

Facilities Available

Wifi-services, Viewing tower, Shelters, Pond, Nature trail, Look-out points, Food & beverage area/ restaurant/ cafe, Bird sanctuary
 

Activities Available

 

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Information is Updated on 19/05/2013