Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Located in the North West of Singapore, it is the most futuristic reserve in the whole of Asia. It is the only reserve in Singapore that has been gazetted. It also serves as a global importance menu because it is a major point for migratory birds. It is spread across 130 acres of land and it gained fame only in the year 1986. The unusual part of this Reserve is that it has the highest variety of bird species that are not only from Singapore but also from Siberia.
During high tides and low tides you will see a lot of crabs and mudskippers around here. It is a great area for fishing as the fishes are in abundance here. The diverse set of birds can be seen feeding from the Flora and the Fauna. There are several observatory heights where visitors can sit quietly and look at the birds flying around in the tranquillity. Occasionally, you will also get to see crocodiles. The Reserve also engages in some educational programmes if you are interested. You have to dedicate an entire day to experience this Reserve as it is fairly a very big wetland and it will take you some time to cover the entire area. The Wetland Reserve is full of rich diversity. The Reserve also features extensive mangroves. You can also trek your way through this natural jewel and its many trades. While trekking you may come across shell fish, water snakes, spiders, monitor lizards. Bask in the beauty of the birds of this habitat like the Herons and Kingfishers. This is one of my favourite places that I always like to visit when in this beautiful city. However, do not forget to carry a mosquito repellant as they are available in abundance here and are truly hungry!!
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Public Bus No. 925 will take you to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
Located far off on the island of Sentosa it is the only fort in the coastal areas that has been preserved till date. Constructed in the year 1880, the primary motive of this Fort was to stop intruders entering the country from the sea. A notable fact of this Fort is that the guns placed on this Fort were turned inwards and the Japanese invaded the land in World War II. Admission to this Fort is completely free. The Fort opens its doors at 10:00 am in the morning and closes at 6:00 pm in the evening – seven days a week. The word Siloso has been derived from the Sanskrit word Sila which means ‘RAW’. It was named Siloso as a huge rock was present on the Singapore harbour which was considered to be dangerous for shipping. It was in the later years that Mount Siloso’s top was blown off to flatten it and make way for the installation of a platform.
Public Bus Nos. Sentosa Bus 1 and 2 will take you to Fort Siloso