Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve in Singapore

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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is a “must-see” Nature Reserve in Singapore!

We’ve been visiting Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve since moving to Woodlands which is only about 15 minutes drive with private car. We’ve found new things every time we visit the wetland start from the entrance.

The Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve which managed by National Parks Board is Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park and member of East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership. Its valuable biodiversity has been recognized and protected as Nature Reserve since January 2002.

What will you see inside the Wetland?

There are so many things to see especially if you have time and the right equipments to observe different types of plants and animals in Sungei Buloh.

Are you ready to explore the Reserve?

You may enter now from this entrance:

Walk slowly and quietly when passing through this connecting walkway between carpark and visitor centre. Enjoy fresh nutmeg, vanilla or other smell according to its season! You may see Monitor Lizard resting on the walkway. Don’t panic! It will clumsily escape into the undergrowth or water when disturbed.

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve in Singapore

When you reach the visitor centre you’ll see the ticketing counter, “Nature Cove”, a fully air conditioned library, some display items at “Nature Gallery”, cafeteria, and also newly renovated gents and ladies restroom. It’s clean, fresh, bright, and modern!

You may want to note opening hours and admission fee as follow:

Opening Hours: 7.30am to 7.00pm on weekdays
7.00am to 7.00pm on Sundays & Public Holidays
Admission: Free entry
except on Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays and School Holidays.
$1.00 per adult
$0.50 per child/ student/ senior citizen

Don’t forget to grab a brochure which you may need it to guide your walks.

Anyway, your walking route will look like this:

If you choose route 1, you’ll have approximately length of 3kmto walk when you circle two main ponds where resident herons and migratory waders feed.

The approximately length of route 2 would be 5km. It leads to the tower hide and traditional prawn pond. Here, you’ll find the longest boardwalk from outdoor classroom brings you into the mangrove arboretum.

The longest walking trail will be route 3 with approximately length of 7km. It leads to the freshwater ponds at the western end of the reserve. You may spot common water birds like the Bittern & the White-Breasted Waterhen.

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve in Singapore

And, if you choose to walk on wooden stilt structures weaving through the mangroves near to visitor centre, you’ll hear the calls of the cicadas. Observe crabs and shellfish on the tree trunks at high tide, and look out for the unusual roots of the mangroves at low tide. You’ll see mussels and mangrove oysters in the mud, water snakes and horseshoe crabs in shallow streams. The approximately length of the boardwalk is 500m.

How to get to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve?

Monday to Saturday:
Take SMRT bus 925 from Kranji MRT Station. Alight at Kranji Reservoir Carpark for a 15 to 20 minutes walk to the Reserve.

Sunday and Public Holidays:
SMRT bus 925 stops at the Reserve’s entrance.

The Reserve’s address is No.301 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore 718925.