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Wildlife of Mangroves and Wetland
On 1 Jan 2002, 130-ha of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve was officially gazetted as a nature reserve. 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 includes Australia’s Kakadu National Park, |china’s Mai Po and Japan Yatsu Tidal Flats. Sungei Buloh became Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park in 2003.
What can you see?
Mangrove boardwalk
• covers approximately 1/4 of route one or the mangrove boardwalk on wooden stilt structures weaving through the mangroves.
• Listen to the calls of the cicadas.
• At high tide, observe crabs and shellfish on tree trunks.
• At low tide, look out for the unusual roots of the mangroves.
• Look out for water snakes and horseshoe crabs in shallow streams.
• Watch mudskippers maneuver across the mudflats.
• Resident birds such as herons, kingfishers, sunbirds.
• Freshwater plants.
• Migratory shorebirds/waders such as plovers and sandpipers
Prawn Watch
• The traditional method of prawn harvesting will be demonstrated and how the tidal influence play a part in this activity (subject to stated schedule/timing)
Pickup time: 0900hrs
Guide: English speaking
Duration: 2 hrs
Transfer: 2-way
Tour Code: ED20091114 – Sugei Buloh
Advise on Proper Preparation for Nature Walk,
• Wear light, breathable clothing.
• Wear appropriate footwear that will support and protect your feet
• Wear a hat as much of the walk will be in the open.
• Bring enough drinking water to last your walk. 1 litre per person per 3 hours is a good estimate.
• Bring a camera and binocular to capture your experience.
• Also bring a small easy-to-digest snack to energise yourself but do not little.
• Prepare raingear and plastic bags for electronic and other delicate items.
• Before your walk have a good night's rest, drink plenty of water.