4 Dec (Sun): Sungei Buloh Anniversary Walk

Sungei Buloh mangrove was declared a nature park in 1993 and a nature reserve in 2001. Since 1997, a group of veteran and young guides have been conducting a free guided annual walk for the public in celebration of this remnant of an extraordinary ecosystem.

The guides from Raffles Museum Toddycats will share stories about the animals, plants and the ecology of the mangrove. During the receding tide you will see tree-climbing crabs, mudskippers, drills, neritas, water monitors, archer fish, mullets, halfbeaks and garfish. Besides their ecological adaptations and regional economic uses, we will also point out the nearby Mandai mangroves, remember the WWII invasion of Singapore through this area and contemplate the now uncommon scene in of a river draining into the straits of Johor!

It is also time for the migratory birds that have winged down from the north. And sometimes the crowd pleasers appear - the resident family of smooth-coated otters and the crocodile.

Registration and more details at http://sbaw.rafflesmuseum.net/

Time: 8am
Venue: Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Website and contact: http://sbaw.rafflesmuseum.net/

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