S’pore got mangroves, meh?

Hmmh….this is quite a common question asked by  many Singaporeans and the answer is YES!

Where can we find them in Singapore? Refer to map below.

Location of mangroves in Singapore. Adapted from Yee et al. (2010)

Highlighted areas in yellow boxes refer to mangroves with public access. Currently there are four five (new Berlayar Creek, Labrador Park) mainland and one off-shore mangrove area that are accessible to  the public  by boardwalks and/or guided routes.

1. Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve

(HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR  FIRST-TIME VISITORS TO A MANGROVE),

Opening Hours Monday – Saturday: 7.30am to 7.00pmSundays & Public Holidays:  7.00am to 7.00pm
Admission Free entry (except on Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays and School Holidays- $1.00 per adult, $0.50 per child / student / senior citizen)
Featured Events FREE guided walks

Day : Saturdays (except eve of PH & PH)
Time :  9.30am
Venue :Duration: Mangrove Boardwalk Approx.  1 hour

 

Getting there
  • SMRT bus 925:
    Board bus from Kranji MRT station. On Sundays and public holidays, the bus stops at the entrance to the reserve, Monday to Saturday at the Kranji Reservoir carpark. From there it’s a 20 minute walk, either along the road or through the wilderness of the Kranji Nature Trail (KNT).
  • Kranji Express:
    Departs every hour from Kranji MRT station. This private bus service stops at the reserve entrance and can also be used to explore the farms surrounding Sungei Buloh. The round trip is S$2.- per person, the bus operates daily from 9am to 4.30pm at one and a half hour intervals.
  • By taxi/car: click here for map
General Information Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve301 Neo Tiew Crescent Singapore 718925 Tel: 6794 1401Website: click here

2. Pasir Ris Park (ALSO  RECOMMENDED FOR  FIRST-TIME VISITORS )

  • 6-hectare mangrove forest within Pasir Ris Park.
Opening Hours 24 Hours, 7 days a week. Boardwalk and park lighted up from 7.00am to 7.00pm
Admission Free- self guided.DIY guideprovided by NParks.Worksheets provided by St. Gabriel’s Secondary School available herePaid- guided. Every third Saturday of the month at 9am. $4 per person Please meet at Carpark C. &  please email Lili at lin_lili@nparks.gov.sg. for further queries.
Features

 a 3-storey high bird watching Tower in the park, where birdwatchers will be able to see birds perching on tree branches.

Getting there Located at Pasir Ris Road off Elias Road.You can alight from Pasir Ris Bus Interchange or Pasir Ris MRT Stationand walk to the park or board bus 403 (5 mins jounrey)from the terminal

Service Destination Notes
SBS Transit Parks Services
403 Pasir Ris Bus Interchange (Loops at Pasir Ris Road)
General Information Website: click here

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