Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Virtual Tour

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In 1986, a group of avid birdwatchers from the then Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch) stumbled upon this ecological jewel, and subsequently wrote a proposal to the government for its conservation. The 87 ha wetland site was consequently 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 welcomed 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 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.

On Dec 6th 2014, a new $29m extension opened to much fanfare, adding an additional 31ha to the original 130ha reserve. New attractions include a 3m tall 150m long suspension bridge and a 1.3km coastal board walk, offering visitors a panoramic view of the Straits of Johore and Kranji Waterfront.

The new extension at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve promises visitors new experiences – from walking on mudflats to crashing through the plants growing under the canopy of secondary forest.

The $29-million extension, which opened yesterday, adds an extra 31ha to the original 130ha reserve in north-western Singapore. It has more kid-friendly features, including an obstacle course and play area.

For the first time, visitors can step onto the mudflats during low tide and go up close to mudskippers and other creatures.

They can also try to spot foraging birds and insects while crossing a 150m-long suspension bridge which ascends gradually to a height of 3m. While treetop walks at MacRitchie and Southern Ridges overlook the canopy, this is the first boardwalk in Singapore that takes visitors through the mid-canopy.

A 1.3km-long coastal trail offers visitors a pano- ramic view of the Kranji waterfront and the Straits of Johor. They can look out for raptors, including the white-bellied sea eagle, hunting for prey.

– See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/more-lifestyle-stories/story/get-closer-nature-20141207#sthash.1xAiR5ia.dpuf

The new extension at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve promises visitors new experiences – from walking on mudflats to crashing through the plants growing under the canopy of secondary forest.

The $29-million extension, which opened yesterday, adds an extra 31ha to the original 130ha reserve in north-western Singapore. It has more kid-friendly features, including an obstacle course and play area.

For the first time, visitors can step onto the mudflats during low tide and go up close to mudskippers and other creatures.

They can also try to spot foraging birds and insects while crossing a 150m-long suspension bridge which ascends gradually to a height of 3m. While treetop walks at MacRitchie and Southern Ridges overlook the canopy, this is the first boardwalk in Singapore that takes visitors through the mid-canopy.

A 1.3km-long coastal trail offers visitors a pano- ramic view of the Kranji waterfront and the Straits of Johor. They can look out for raptors, including the white-bellied sea eagle, hunting for prey.

– See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/more-lifestyle-stories/story/get-closer-nature-20141207#sthash.1xAiR5ia.dpuf

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By Bus/MRT

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.

 

By Car

Turn Into Neo Tiew Crescent From Kranji Way (From SLE) or Neo Tiew Road (From Jln Bahar)

FREE Parking is available

 

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Opening Hours: 7.30am to 7.00pm on Monday to Saturday
7.00am to 7.00pm on Sundays & Public Holidays

Admission: FREE Entry

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Click HERE to visit Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Official Webpage.

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