Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Overview

A treat for the soul of a nature lover, Sungei Buloh Reserve is an ecological site that is renowned world-wide. The discovery of this nature park happened in the year 1984 when a group of birdwatchers from Malayan Nature Society stumbled upon the place. Pack your bags and get away from the chaotic life to this remote world of wilderness.

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve accounts as the first ASEAN heritage park of Singapore. This wetland reserve has been playing a chief role in maintaining an ecological balance. Spanning across a land cover of around 202 hectares, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve homes to hundreds of floral and faunal species. It features mudflats, mangroves, forests, and ponds. With its astounding beauty, this place has been attracting photographers, bird watchers, and nature lovers.

The park remains open for all 365 days of the year. Yet, it is good to plan your visit here anywhere in between September to March. You can either reach here by train, bus or a car. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is known as an essential spot to locate migratory birds. However, you need to mark your presence here during the peak season from September to March to locate the migratory birds. If you're considering a trip, exploring a Singapore tour package might be a convenient option to make the most of your visit.

Mudskippers, water snakes, screen reptiles, shellfish, crabs, insects, are amongst other species to be found here. Also, look out for the halfbeak, mullet, and archerfish varieties in the pond waters here.

Migratory trail, Mid-canopy walk, Forest Trail, and a Coastal Trail are four significant trails of this Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Mud experience, a mangrove boardwalk, free guided hikes, and free guided themed walks are add-ons.

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• Learn different art forms such as drawing and painting, the jungle being the backdrop of your art
• Trek through mangroves
• Watch crabs, mud lobsters, water snakes and other wetland animals frantically at work in the mud during the day
• Observe the age old method of harvesting prawns in the tide
• Watch the pretty birds migrating to Australia all the way from Serbia during the peak seasons

How To Reach

From Changi Airport MRT Station, you have five options to reach Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

By Line 858: Head towards Changi Airport PTB2, and from there you will get a Line 858 bus to take you to Yishun Station. Once you get down, wait for a North-South Red Line to drop you at Kranji from where you will get your next bus – Line 925C. This bus will drop you at Sg Buloh Wetland Reserve stop.

By Subway: Board a CG subway from Changi Airport and reach Tanah Merah subway station. Here, you will find an East-West Line to take you to Jurong East, which is 21 minutes away from Kranji. You will need a subway line to drop you to Kranji. From Kranji, your final stop is 12 minutes away.

By Taxi: If you don’t want to travel either by bus or the subway, you can always go for a cab. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is 34 minutes away from Changi Airport MRT Station.

By Personal Vehicle: You can grab your own personal vehicle and find your own route to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

By Towncar: Jayride provides a town car service between Singapore Changi Airport and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve at an expenditure of 2800 to 3900 INR.

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Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is from September to March. This period is considered to be a bird-watching season here. This is the time when a lot of migratory birds can be seen hovering here and there, such as the Great Egret, Himalayan Swiftlet, and Marsh Sandpiper. You can seek expert assistance to spot these migratory bird species and collate some memories for your Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve diaries. If shorebirds are your targeted species, plan your visit to the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve in October. However, the reserve remains open for all 365 days of the year.

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Other Essential Information

If you are amongst those who can't control their food cravings, make a note that there’s no restaurant inside the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. You need to wander around to find the best quality of food. Here are some nearby options available before you.

a.Tomodachi: Tomodachi is a perfect restaurant for casual dining. This eatery is wholly inspired by Japan, which makes it one of the favorite places for Japanese food lovers to crawl here. Sushi recipes and its preparation are worthy to enjoy here. For a two-person meal, you need to pay a sum of around 1500 INR.

b.Lots Gourmet: After Tomodachi, this is the second-best tourist spot for casual dining. You can find a wide variety of burgers and breakfasts here. Besides many quick bite options, there’s a sufficient place for you all to sit and enjoy a sumptuous meal. Turkish pride bread preparations, coffees, and eggs benedict are the most favored dishes here. It’ll cost a sum of 1500 INR for two people.

c.The Basil Inn: The Basil Inn is a multi-star cuisine restaurant facilitating international cuisine preparations of Singapore. Visiting here, you can taste a good variety of food preparations from Thai and Asian regions. Tourists prefer their meals here as it offers a myriad of options and is also the cheapest amongst the rest where you need to pay around 500 INR.

d.Georges @ The Cove: This is a bar cum restaurant that has good options for wines and some light foods. You get some excellent American finger food in the private dining area of this restaurant.

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Tips for Visiting Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

- It is best to plan your visit to this reserve from the early morning till the afternoon.

- Opt for comfortable clothing and shoes, apply sunscreen, and carry your sunglasses and hat before you reach here. Additionally, to keep yourself hydrated, store plenty of water with you.

- Pack your bag with insect repellent cream and binoculars. Both are essential things while you plan your visit to the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

- Entire premises of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserves are strictly prohibited for smoking purposes.

- For those who are planning to drive their personal vehicle here, can seek parking assistance at parking zones at either entrance.

- You won't be allowed to bring in your pets or bicycles.

- Specific trails here at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve have wheelchair-friendly paths.

- Those who want to visit the mudflats should make their way through the Neo Tiew Car Parking. In case, you are approaching from Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Extension, you will have to bypass the coastal trail to reach the mudflats.

- If you are bringing your children here, make sure that you take care of them. Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserves advises you to take care of your child at all times.

- It is advisable to visit Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve during low tides. This is so because there’s a boardwalk over the mudflats. So, when there’s a high tide, the boardwalk gets flooded with seawater.

- Wet conditions favor the growth of algal blooms and the Boardwalk might turn out to be slippery. Therefore, be extremely cautious as you start walking down the boardwalk. There’s a rope railing hung on both ends of the boardwalk. You can make the best use of it to avoid slipping down or falling in the mudflats.

- You have two different paths to explore Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve – the V-profile rope bridge and Dragonfly Pond.

- Make sure that you don’t step in the mud even accidentally. It is a natural ecosystem that is home to a wide array of flora and fauna. You may end up harming some of them.

- Bristleworm, Fiddler Crab, Mud Lobster, Periwinkle Snail, and Mud Crab are some of the most common species here.

- There are signboards hung everywhere to ensure the safety of all the visitors visiting here at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

- Before visiting here, make sure that you carry 5 essentials with you – a sense of adventure, patience, an observer’s eye, softer tones, and a respect for nature.

- Do not forget to visit the Kingfisher’s pod. Reaching here during sunsets merely is astounding as you can get a glorious sunset view amidst a tree canopy.

- Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve has two restrooms – one at the Visitor Centre and the second one at the Wetland Centre.

- In case you find yourself stuck somewhere, make sure to seek shelter or hut nearby. You will find plenty of them throughout the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve FAQs

Is hiking allowed at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve?

Yes, hiking is allowed at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. So, you can put on your hiker’s shoes and bring in your camera and capture some fascinating moments as you hike through the mangrove habitat. In fact, there’s an aerial tower where you can go hiking. Once you reach the topmost position, you will be able to have a complete 360-degree view of the surrounding wetland reserve.

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How long does it take to complete a visit to the park?

Visitors usually spend around 2 to 3 hours at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve to explore it entirely. If you are fond of birds, you may end up spending some more time.

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How many types of species are there in the park?

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve homes to around 53 different species of native mangrove flora. Besides the mangrove species, it also homes to 150 distinct exotic bird species hailing from Northern China, Alaska, Australia, and Siberia.

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