At this time we did not walk the trail as it was closed for renovation. It will be redeveloped as an extension to the reserve and renamed the Sungei Buloh Wetland Park. Expected completion will be late 2014. The Kranji Nature Trail is a 2 km relaxing walk. It starts from opposite the the Kranji Reservoir Car Park B, leads toward the coast then turning left toward the reserve. The car park is where bus service 925 let passengers alight on weekdays before turning back to its final destination of either Choa Chu Kang or Woodlands.
The Kranji Nature Trail is left wild and you would have walked past grasslands then a secondary forest and finally reaching the shore along the Johor Straits. There are signs posted to remind us to look out for crocodiles so I would cheekily remind my companions to walk in front or at the back to protect me!
We gathered at the Marsiling MRT Station and walked to Block 304 at Woodlands Ave 1 for an early lunch. Then we proceeded to the bus stop along Woodlands Ave 3 to take bus service 925 that brought us to Kranji Reservoir Car Park B just after the Kranji Tidal Gates beside the Kranji Reservoir Park. On Sundays and public holidays the bus will drop visitors at Neo Tiew Crescent near the reserve entrance.
|One Of Several Ponds|
After alighting at the car park. we walked along Neo Tiew Road and then turned into Neo Tiew Crescent to the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
|The Resident Monitor Lizard Making Way For Us|
After entering the Visitor Centre, we accessed the Mangrove Boardwalk through the Nature Gallery. The Gallery is where exhibits show the different themes in the reserve. Along the 500m Boardwalk we could see varieties of mangrove plants, mud-skippers, crabs and if we were lucky the Kingfisher and the White-bellied Sea Eagle. There are several shelters along the walk where we can relax and enjoy the view and breeze coming from the Johor Straits. We can also see across the Straits to Johor Bahru.
Routes 1 and 2
We returned to the Visitor Centre in order to access the mudflats where the birds roost and feed. First we crossed a Main Bridge with a shelter in the middle. After crossing the bridge you can see the Main Hide, the first hide that has a view of both ponds. Here is where you can have a closeup view of the birds feeding. Once we saw a lot of birds feeding when suddenly they all rose into the air. Some of the photographers with pro camera were busy bursting their shutters. The reason was the birds sensed a bird of prey in the sky and rose in a fright. This gave us a chance for aerial shots of the birds in flight.
|Birds Feeding on the Mudflat|
While at Route 2 lookout for the Mangrove Arboretum. This is a 575m boardwalk that will bring you close to the mangrove.
"A Guide to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve" published by NParks.
Lim Chu Kang Farms
Round Island Walk - Boon Lay to Kranji
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