Discover the beauty and wonders of nature at Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park. Uncover a world filled with rich biodiversity as you wander through the wetlands with an extensive mangrove forest of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
Sungei Buloh was first opened as a Nature Park in 1993. In 2002, 130 hectares were officially gazetted as a Nature Reserve and renamed Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve to better reflect its status. In the same year, it was recognised as a site of international importance for migratory birds and awarded a certificate by Wetlands International, marking the reserve’s formal entry into the East Asian Australasian Shorebird Site Network, which includes Australia’s Kakadu National Park, China’s Mai Po – Inner Deep Bay and Japan’s Yatsu Tidal Flats. And in 2003, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve became Singapore’s first ASEAN Heritage Park.
Since then Sungei Buloh has expanded to include 202ha of mangroves, mudflats, ponds and forests, providing an even larger sanctuary for the flora and fauna that call it home. This includes the newest extension that houses a brand new Visitor Centre and new trails for visitors to explore and enjoy. This new extension is situated along Kranji Way, and is easily accessible by public transport, bringing Sungei Buloh even closer to the public.
Dress in comfortable clothes in neutral colour
Put on comfortable walking shoes
Wear a hat in non-bright colour
Bring binoculars, drinking water, notebook and pen
The reserve is wheelchair-friendly
During thunderstorm stay in shelters and observation hides
Do not frighten the birds
Leave nesting birds alone
Birdwatching at the reserve requires:
An eye for details
A good pair of binoculars
Advisory note: Precaution against mosquito bites
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is a nature reserve where mosquitoes naturally inhabit. To prepare for a visit to the wetland reserve, visitors are advised to wear shoes and socks, long pants and long-sleeved shirt in preferably light colours, and apply insect repellent on exposed skin and clothing before entering the wetland reserve. The insect repellent can help to keep the mosquitoes away and make your visit to the wetland reserve a more enjoyable and safe outing.
- No Somking
- No poaching
- No fishing (no fishing lines & nets allowed into the reserve)
- No vandalism
- No setting of fire
- No pets
- No radio/loud hailer/musical instruments
- No bicycle/tricycle (except baby pram)
- No releasing of animals
- No smoking
- No littering
- No plucking of leaves & flowers
- No Shouting and talking loughly
- No walking out of trails