When you want a break from the non-stop shopping and entertainment excursions in the city of Singapore, head over to the idyllic surrounds of the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, one of four official nature reserves in the country. Meanwhile, if you are looking for a central 3 star hotel in Singapore to host your stay, the Days Hotel Singapore is an ideal economy hotel in Singapore that provides easy access to the nature reserve via the metro line. The Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is most famous for being a transit point for migratory birds, a recognition that has gained it international renown. Spanning around 130 hectares of untouched natural beauty, it was declared an ASEAN Heritage Park back in 2003. If you take care to treat lightly, you will come across crabs and mudskippers, including stunning sights of the Malayan water monitor lizard, so keep your eyes peeled and your camera at the ready. Avid bird-watchers should bring along their binoculars and watch out for the Curlew Sandpiper, Pacific Golden Plover, Yellow Bittern, Mongolian Plover, and more. If luck is with you, you might even see the resident family of Smooth Otters, or the rare Lesser Whistling Duck and Milky Stork. When you take a walk through the reserve, you will come across strategically placed “observation hides”, which are special viewing points situated away from plants and animals, but afford stunning views across the park. So make a trip to the Sungei Buloh Reserve part of your nature and wildlife excursion in Singapore.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and intends to visit them all someday.