Saturday 14 May 2011

Singapore: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Monitor lizard - Sungei Buloh Wetland ReserveSungei Buloh Wetland Reserve off Kranji Way is one of Singapore’s best kept secrets.

The visitor centre, devoid of pink bunnies and plastic cows (see Jurong Bird Park below), leads to a series of paths that wind their way around the mudflats and shallow lakes which feature a number of bird hides and a large viewing tower.

Judging by the amount of telescopes, binoculars and camera equipment, this is a place for serious nature lovers. As May is not an ideal time for migration, there were not that many birds to be seen, although activity in the water from monitor lizards, mudskippers and crazy acrobatic fish kept us entertained
Sunset - Sungei Buloh Welnad Reserve during our long walk. It was incredibly peaceful – at least until one family’s children shattered the illusion. I blame the parents.

A good place for our visitors methinks.

The drive home at dusk took us past the bright neon lights of Rong Guang BBQ Seafood on the junction of Clementi and Ulu Pandan Road. The slightly legendary restaurant was at almost full capacity as we ordered our sambal mussels, sweet and sour pork, noodles and seafood fried rice. It was enough to feed a small army. The bill must have been calculated by weight of food as we received only one coin in change from a $50 note. Yikes.

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