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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
The Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is Singapore's first and only protected wetland reserve. Home to over 500 species of tropical flora and fauna, the 130-hectare conserved wetland habitat is also a "refuelling point" for birds on the East Asian Australasian Flyway. Carefully constructed hides and boardwalks through the mangroves provide plenty of opportunities for nature lovers to experience a close-up view of the flora and fauna in the reserve as well as close encounters with typical denizens of the mangroves, such as tree-climbing crabs, mudskippers and monitor lizards. Please click here for more information.
|Open||7.30am - 7.00pm (Mon - Sat)
7.00am - 7.00pm (Sun and public holidays)
Except on Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays and School Holidays.
S$1.00 per adult
S$0.50 per child/ student/ senior citizen
|Approximate Touring Time||2 - 5 hours|
|Location||301 Neo Tiew Crescent Singapore 718925|
Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
Step into Singapore’s second ASEAN Heritage Park and explore one of the largest stands of primary lowland dipterocarp forest in our island. The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve was officially declared as an Asean Heritage Park on 18 October 2011. Together with Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, it is now part of the prestigious regional network of 30 protected areas, forming the complete spectrum of representative ecosystems in ASEAN.
Best known for its tallest hill, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve also contains pockets of hill dipterocarp forest, not found anywhere else in Singapore. For a reserve of only 0.2% of our country’s total area or 163 hectares, it is amazingly rich in biodiversity with about 40% of the nation’s flora and fauna. Find the Seraya (Shorea curtisii), a large tree that is a flagship species here, or spot the rare Mock Durian (Neesia synandra) which has inedible fruit that look like a durian. Rare fauna like the Forest Praying Mantis and the Singapore Freshwater Crab are denizens of the reserve, together with other animals like the pangolin, Horsfield’s Flying Squirrel and Colugo.
|Open||6.00am to 7.00pm daily
|Approximate Touring Time||3 hours|
|Location||177 Hindhede Drive Singapore 589333|
Singapore Botanic Gardens
The Singapore Botanic Gardens epitomises the tropical island's luxuriant parks. Spacious and beautifully landscaped, with paved walkways winding around the luscious greenery, the 52 hectares Gardens possesses an array of botanical and horticultural attractions with a rich history and a wonderful plant collection of worldwide significance. Some highlights include the National Orchid Garden, the Ginger Garden, and the Evolution Garden. The numerous plant species, including many rare specimens, reflect the Singapore Botanic Gardens' richness and diversity of plant life.
Love orchids? Nestled in the central core of the Singapore Botanic Gardens is the National Orchid Garden with 20,000 orchid plants on display. The orchid enclosure promises sprawling orchid displays, water features, and an exotic bromeliad collection from Central and South America. Or head on down to Symphony Lake where outdoor concerts provide entertainment amidst a lush milieu.
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Singapore Botanic Gardens
|Open||5:00am - 12:00am (Daily)
|Approximate Touring Time||2 hours|