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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

This nature reserve, near Kranji River Park, is located in the north of Singapore facing the Malaysian state of Johore.

A long boardwalk through the swampy wetland enables the visitor to study mangrove flora and fauna in Sungei Buloh (without the inconvenience of getting wet.)

Besides native fauna, the animal life includes migratory birds which come here to escape the cold winter in North Asia.  Some migratory birds have stayed here and are now ‘permanent residents’. It is one of the most important bird sanctuaries in the region.

Jurong Bird Park

The Jurong Bird Park is Southeast Asia’s largest bird park.  The Park is the brainchild of former Deputy Prime Minister Dr Goh Keng Swee.  It contains more than 500 different species of birds, including birds that cannot fly but can swim (penguins).

The park was built at the cost of $3.5 million, and opened on 3 January 1971.  It features a huge ‘walk-in’ aviary and the world’s highest man-made waterfall.

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Written by victorkoo

13 May, 2010 at 1:00 pm

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