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Wed 28 Nov 2012

In celebration of the conservation of Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve - registration opens for the 2012 Anniversary Walk on Sun 2nd December 2012!

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Registration is now open for the 2012 Sungei Buloh Anniversary Walk, to be held on Sunday, 2nd December 2012. The current capacity for the walk is 100 persons. Please register by Friday 30 Nov 2012.

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 after this, I offered a free guided walk in celebration of the conservation of this mangrove. My friends join me to delight the public annually with stories from the mangrove.

In November 2001, we exchanged furious SMSes when the park was declared Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve. And right now, lots of work surrounds the park as the master plan is being implemented.

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My friends and 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 we are blessed with the crowd pleasers 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 and read the details so visit the Sungei Buloh Anniversary Walk webpage.

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