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Mon 21 Nov 2011

Registration open for the 2011 Sungei Buloh Anniversary Walk

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Registration is now open for the 2011 Sungei Buloh Anniversary Walk, to be held on Sunday, 4th December 2011. For registration and details, please visit the Sungei Buloh Anniversary Walk webpage. The current capacity for the walk is 150 persons. Please register by 30 Nov 2011.

In 1993, an area of Sungei Buloh mangrove was declared a nature park and four years since, a group of veteran guides have conducted a free guided walk annually in celebration of the conservation of this mangrove. In 2001, we were delighted when the park was upgraded to a nature reserve and declared the Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve. Right now, a master plan is being impemented which will add more areas to the park and work towards better protection of the habitats there.

Veteran 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 the fauna and flora, their ecological adaptations and regional economic uses, we will also point out the nearby Mandai mangroves, remember the WWII invasion of Singapore through this area and contemplate the uncommon scene in of a river draining into the western 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.

Do join us for a lovely morning walk to celebrate the anniversary of the reserve! You must register so visit the Sungei Buloh Anniversary Walk webpage.

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