Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore

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Get in touch with natural beauty at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. The attraction bears the title of the country's first official wetlands reserve and plays a significant role as a resting habitat for migratory birds. The area's unusually large bird population was first noticed in 1986, when a call was made to preserve the naturally significant area. Today, the area is a popular site for eco-friendly tourism, as it features raised wooden walkways and viewing platforms surrounding the water. Bring your binoculars, as the area is an acclaimed bird-watcher's haven. The reserve offers plenty of educational resources, allowing you to learn more about the region and the animals within the natural habitat. Put Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve at the forefront of your travel plans using our Singapore vacation planner .
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  • It’s not a normal nature reserve but a wetland reserve! Mangrove, trees and plants that grow on wetland. There are lots of animals on top of birds and fishes .... monkeys, monitor lizards, crocodile a...  more »
  • Need to visit very early to catch glimpses of birds.During my morning visit didn't get to see much apart from the odd squirrel. Connectivity to MRT stations is necessary.  more »
  • I caught the bum boat out to the island, and walked to the wetland reserve. It was quite a long way, 10km return. The sounds of the tropical forest were gorgeous. All the way there I had the road to m...  more »
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  • Have been guiding here since 1993. Every visit is a different experience. For visitors who can only spare about 2-3 hrs. I would recommend the Mangrove Boardwalk, Main Bridge n Main Hide. Good period to visit Aug to April it being the migration period. Time to visit from 0700-1000 or 1700-1900 where it's cooler.
  • Great place to go to for a 2-3 hour walk, also great place for all kinds of photographers. If you want to have an actual chance of spotting an aligator you should come during regular office hours mid-week when the crowd is smallest and wildlife gets a bit more brave. Otherwise you can still spot some amazing giant lizards, squirrels, and lots of spiders (don't worry- these are mostly st. Andrew's spiders- very good at catching flies but not venomous)
  • This is the only paradise for bird photographers in Singapore for nailing down some ultimate bird actions. This place attracts a lot of migrant birds during the seasons and we can grab a number of them form here. You would need a good telephoto zoom lens if you are really serious about photography. Because the birds would be quite far from your reach. The best time to explore this place is early morning at 7am till 9am. By then the birds will move to other resting places from their fishing zone. The entrance is completely free and not an over crowded place. As this is a place for bird watchers and photographers the place will be quite calm in the morning and everyone is so inclusive to each other. You can find people carrying huge lenses for snapping the fishing. The walk is around 2 km long around this wetland and you will find various spots where the birds occupy in the morning. There are a number of observatories and shelters around the wetland for hiding and watching the birds. You may carry some water along otherwise you might get exhausted. There are few vending machines and restrooms near the entrance so you can get water from there itself. Also as this place is near the Singapore boarder, you can get a very close view of Malaysia from here. Please check my pics here for more related views.
  • If you are a hardcore nature fan or a bird watcher, then you will love this place. But if you are a casual nature lover or more of an animals guy like me, then this place might not be THAT worth it. It is very far from the « city » and will make you feel how big Singapore really is. It is free so no matter what, you are getting your money’s worth.
  • A very nice location north of Singapore - my friend and I saw monitor lizards, a few species of birds, two big crocodiles, otters and a group of bats... I enjoyed my visit there even though the sea between Malaysia and Singapore brings trash to the Reserve and that's really sad... Nice and relaxing walk, would recommend it to spend few hours outside of the city!
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At this ecological wonder, visitors can learn about the reserve's rich biovidersity through guided tours. Sungei Buloh is home to rich biodiversity. There are numerous walking trails and wheelchair-accessible paths throughout the 130ha nature reserve, and visitors can discover its native inhabitants such as otters, crabs, water snakes and monitor lizards. Bird-watchers can take the Migratory Bird Trail that goes around the Buloh Tidal Ponds and admire resident birds like herons, kingfishers and sunbirds. Children will enjoy the Junior Adventure Trail - minutes from the Visitor Centre - where they can mirror the movements of a crab or mudskipper among the mangroves.