Nature parks are usually not the first thing that comes to mind when people think of Singapore. But Singapore actually has several excellent parks including the Sungei Buloh Nature Park.
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is located on the North of Singapore bordered by the Johor Strait, with a view to Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The reserve, covers an area of 130 hectares, was designated as a nature park in 1989 and gazetted (with an expanded size of 40 hectares greater than the original area) in 2002 and listed as an ASEAN Heritage Park in 2003 (Singapore’s first such park).
I actually see these fly over Johor Bahru fairly often in the morning or evening. They mirror the commuters going and returning from work each day.
Crabs and mudskippers dominate the littoral zone, the area between the low and high tide zones. Mud lobsters and their volcano-like mounds can be observed above the high-tide level. One may find the Malayan water monitor in the area.
Fish are in abundance: the mullet, archer fish and halfbeak are some species of fish in the area.
Amongst the many birds that can be spotted feeding on the diverse fauna variety of worms and molluscs, are Whimbrel, Common Greenshank, Common Redshank, Mongolian Plover, Curlew Sandpiper, Marsh Sandpiper and Pacific Golden Plover, Yellow Bittern and Cinnamon Bittern. Lucky visitors to the reserve may be able to spot the resident family of Smooth Otters, as well as the rare Lesser Whistling-duck,and the rare Milky Stork.
The reserve forms part of the Kranji-Mandai Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because it supports Chinese Egrets, Greater Spotted Eagles and Greater Crested Terns. Atlas Moth, the largest species of moth in Southeast Asia can be found in the back mangrove.
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address: 301 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore 718925
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