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Wed 09 Mar 2005

Sungei Mandai Kechil mangroves

Category : marine

Wish I had a better camera with me, not one that had previously been soaked in the sea water in this very same mangroves! Still, its working and there's some pictures to convey something of this very special place to you.

You can read about Mandai mangroves here.

The pictures show the stream draining from Woodlands. It is full of sediment from works upstream when a reservoir was built upstream some years ago.

The stream meanders as it drains into the Western Straits of Johor and waders pepper the waterline. Johor is a short swim away - but you'll bepicked up by the coastal patrols first. The area is regularly patrolled by the coast guard and the army.

The extensive Mandai mudflats that are resource-rich, predator-poor haven for migatory birds. In the distance you can see the tree line rise to form a rectangular block - that's Kranji and the Kranji-Buloh mangroves are just to the right. Don't try walking there though, you'll sink to your waist; I've done it a couple of times in my younger (and more foolish) days!

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