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Mon 29 Nov 2010

Sun 05 Dec 2010 - Sungei Buloh Anniversary Walk: registration open

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Registration for the 2010 Sungei Buloh Anniversary Walk is now open. For registration and details, please visit the Sungei Buloh Anniversary Walk webpage.

In 1993, an area of Sungei Buloh mangrove was declared a nature park and four years later, a group of veteran and young guides have conducted a free guided walk annually in celebration of the conservation of this mangrove. In 2001, the park was upgraded to a nature reserve and called the Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve.

Guides from Raffles Museum Toddycats will regale you with stories about the animals, plants and the ecology of the mangrove. During the rising tide you will see tree-climbing crabs, mudskippers, drills, neritas, water monitors, archer fish, mullets, halfbeaks and garfish. Besides their ecological adaptations and regional economic uses, we will also point out the nearby Mandai mangroves, revisit the WWII invasion of Singapore through this area and contemplate the uncommon scene in of a river draining into the straits of Johor!

It is also time for the migratory birds that have winged down from the north. And sometimes the crowd pleasers appear - the resident family of Smooth-coated otters and the crocodile.


The tide will rise to 3.1metres.

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