Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (Mangrove habitat in Singapore)

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Mangrove Boardwalk

The start of one of the nature walks

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.

Good information on board signs around the walks.

More information can be obtained from email or

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Snake

Dog face water snake – It is a timid snake that it mildly venomous

Mudskipper fish – there are 3 species of this fish in the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Banded Archerfish are capable of spitting jets of water up to a foot out of the water to knock unwitting insects out of the roots of the mangroves where they can be caught and eaten

Banded Archerfish sign board

Plenty of birds nest in these trees.


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5 Responses to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (Mangrove habitat in Singapore)

  1. cool…I din know Singapore has this “Green” spot…a must when I’m visiting Singapore

  2. Ana Gaby says:

    I was in SIngapore last week and to tell you the truth I was craving city life more than nature hahaha It looks beautiful, though, a must visit when I’m ready to leave the wide clean streets…. Are you going “home” for the school holidays?

  3. Pak Liam says:

    I must admit, I did not realise that Singapore had this green spot either, the day I visited was slightly overcast and rainy, which meant it was cool and pleasant.

    As for going ‘home’ for the holidays, I try to avoid Australia in June/July as it is miserably cold and rainy weather and everyone is at work at too busy to go out or do anything. However, I a work trip July, so will be doing so this time. I’m looking forward to a ski trip at the end, but not to the rest of it, you ?

    • Ana Gaby says:

      Ohh yeah, I forgot about the reversed weather situation. I would love to go skiing in Australia. We have to wait until the boys are older so we can actually enjoy it. As for this summer, we are still finalizing plans but it looks like a few cities in Europe at the end of July and hopefully a few weeks in MX afterwards.

  4. Pak Liam says:

    Excellent, I love Europe!

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