21 Dec (Sun): Nature-guided Walk for kids at the newly opened Kranji Extension of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (SBWR)

Join Cicada Tree Eco Place to explore Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve’s new extension was officially opened on 6th December 2014. The Reserve’s visitor centre is now located at Kranji Way road, beside the Kranji Dam. The coastal and forest trails here link up to Buloh’s previous visitor centre which is now called the Wetland Centre. Along the way, two boardwalks with artsy observation pods jut out over the seashore for scenic views of the Straits of Johor and JB city. Here we look for migrant Crested Terns and rare Ospreys perching on the distant kelong poles. If the tide is low we will spot mud critters doing their thing. If it is high then we should encounter silvery schools of Milkfish, Mullet and Needlefish.
If extremely lucky, Pink Dolphins, Dugong and/or Smooth Otters may show up. If not it is still a lovely stroll on the bund through lush mangrove forest. This walk will end at Buloh’s Wetland Centre. We can either walk back to our start point or from outside Buloh take Bus 925 back to the start point or to the MRT/bus interchange. This bus only goes to Buloh's Wetland Centre on Sundays and public holidays. BTW our route is 1.3km per way.

Please note:

  • Bring refillable water bottle, poncho/raincoat/umbrella, hat, snacks, herbal mosquito repellent. Optional items: camera, binoculars, sunblock, sunglasses.
  • EVERYONE MUST wear full-length long pants, socks and fully-covered shoes. Long-sleeved shirt is recommended, otherwise teeshirt will do.
  • Currently there is no food shop at this location. We will be staying on boardwalks and level gravel paths. Stroller and wheelchair are possible although it may be a bumpy ride.
  • The Kranji Countryside shuttle minibus (limited seats) also stops outside this new extension of the reserve. The first bus leaves Kranji MRT at 8.30am, 2nd at 9.30am and thereafter its one and half hrs between buses. Those who intend to have a lovely lunch at Bollywood Veggies’ Poison Ivy Café can take this shuttle at 1.10pm at the end point of our walk at Sungei Buloh’s Wetland Centre. The fare is $3.00 per person valid for multiple rides the entire day, so you may also want to visit the other attractions on its route after lunch. For the full bus schedule, peek into: www.kranjicountryside.com/transport.html
To register, please email Celine Low at contact@cicadatree.org.sg giving participants' names, ages and a mobile no.

Time: 10am-12noon
Meeting Point: Meet at 9.45am inside the new visitor centre at Kranji Way road.
Cost: $13 per participant. Kids aged 5 years and below come along free.
Website: http://www.cicadatree.org.sg/