Sungei Buloh Wetlands Trek
About Sungei Buloh
If you have not been to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, this is your opportunity! Located in the far northwest of Singapore, it is more than just a slice of rustic Singapore. You will be able to spot some of the world’s rarest mangroves and wetland wildlife indigenous to this part of the world. Even if these do not enthral you, the peaceful and beautiful surroundings of the Reserve, with the Sungei Buloh Besar running through, will surely please.
The rich mangroves were once used as a spawning location and nursery by prawn and fish farmers. Since January 2002, Sungei Buloh has been protected as a nature reserve in recognition of the rich biodiversity that it harbours. It is a member of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership (EAAFP) and Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage park. More than 75 percent of Singapore’s mangrove flora and more than 60 percent of Singapore’s bird species are found in Sungei Buloh. Many of the flora and fauna are rare or endangered. Recent inhabitants include Estuarine Crocodiles and Smooth Otters, joining the numerous birds, monitor lizards and the marine life that have adopted this site as their home.
So what are you waiting for? Join us and be intrigued by Singapore’s very own mangrove forest. A great way to recharge before reading week begins 😊
It is the migratory season from September to March! You will be able to catch sight of the diverse flocks of shorebirds or waders including plovers and sandpipers. Some of them come from as far as Mongolia, Russia and China to escape the cold.
Did you know? Sungei Buloh means “Bamboo River” in Malay! It is possible that bamboo once existed in the area.
When is the trek?
The trek will be on Saturday 16th November 2019 and we will be meeting at Kranji MRT at 3.15pm.
How long will the trek be?
About 4 hours.
How difficult will the trek be?
Not at all! It will be a very manageable and enjoyable trek for everyone.
What will we be doing?
We will be embarking on a guided nature trek through the reserve, covering the coastal trail, mangrove boardwalk, the main bridge. Along the way, you will be able to spot some of the world’s rarest mangroves and wetland wildlife indigenous to this part of the world. Also, it is the migratory season right now, so hopefully we can catch sight of the cute migratory birds! 😀
How much is it?
Good news… it is completely free!!!
Things to bring/wear:
- Ezlink card or sufficient money for public transport home
- Umbrella/Poncho (compulsory)
- Covered, comfortable worn-in sports shoes
- Water bottle (Min 1.5L)
- Bug Spray (optional)
- Sun Block (optional)
- Light snacks and isotonic drinks (Recommended)
- Change of clothes (optional)
- Medication (If any)
How do I find out more information?
You can email us at nusroversPD@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you there!
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