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With an available car to drive, since my sister was away for holiday with my brother and parents, we decided to visit Sungei Buloh wetland reserve, a mangrove ecosystem located in the north-western part of Singapore. It is a safe haven for several species of birds on their annual migration and has a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna.

In our last two visits, we even saw the Malayan monitor lizards and the Estuarine crocodile.

During one of our last visits, we went on a free guided walk on Saturday and it was really insightful and educational. It is held every Saturday at 9.30 am (except on Public Holiday and eve of Public holidays).

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Photo of the Malayan monitor lizard taken on 29 Dec 2012.

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I took this picture of the migratory birds on 29 Dec 2012. If you want to see the birds, you have to catch them between September to March and enter via Neo Tiew Entrance.

There are two entrances to Sungei Buloh wetland reserve – Kranji Way entrance, and Neo Tiew entrance.

For this visit, we did not get to see any of the migratory birds as we entered the nature reserve via the Kranji Way entrance. The bird migratory season is from September to March.

We were there in the morning and spent about three hours observing the little creatures along the way. We were able to observe the water snails, fishes and even water snake during the high tide. When the water receded during the low tide, it was interesting to sit down on the boardwalk observing the mudskippers and sighting little crabs fighting for territories.

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The mangroves during high tide.

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Observing the water snails on the tree trunk.

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Here I was, 27 week pregnant with baby D.

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Sitting on the board walk during low tide and observing the mudskippers and crabs.

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Comparing our last two visits where we entered via Neo Tiew entrance, we discover that there are more flora and fauna to see as compared to our walk via Kranji Way entrance.

After walking for almost three hours, all of us were really hungry. We headed to Bistro @ Gardenasia for lunch, which is about 5-minute drive away. What a  rustic and peaceful place to have a quiet lunch. It will make an ideal place for any kind of celebration. There is even a playground for the children nearby.

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While waiting for our food, Dot was doodling away, as usual.

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I like such quiet getaway from the busy malls…..what about you?

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