Even a city state such as Singapore has some natural wetland reserve. In 1989 this wetland habitat was set aside as a nature park. Previously it had been an area of prawn and fish farms among some natural mangroves. It now has importance as an ASEAN heritage park and is of vital importance for several international migratory birds.
This wetland reserve is an area of 130 hectares in the northwest corner of Singapore.You can choose one of several different nature walks along boardwalks. See mangroves and mangrove wildlife such as mudskippers, crabs, shellfish, water snakes, birds, spiders, otters, monitor lizards, moths and butterflies.
Resident birds include kingfishers, herons, egrets, bitterns, sunbirds, munias, tailorbirds and eagles. Migatory birds include sandpipers and plovers.
There is a good information centre, coffee shops, signs around the nature walks and school and educational groups are well catered for.
It is open 7.00am-7.00pm year round with free entry expect on weekends and public holidays when they request $1.00 for adults and $0.50 for children, students and seniors.