Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve – Singapore

The Singapore Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is a nature and forest reserve. It is very important because it functions as the stopover point for migrating birds.

Location and How to Get to This Specific Site

The reserve is situated at the northwest sector of the country. It is in Neo Tiew Crescent. It is only 15 minutes off the Kranji MRT Station. You can board the Kranji Express or service 925C. The 925C departs every thirty minutes on Sundays and public holidays.

What to See There

Different types of wildlife can be seen in the forest reserve. The littoral zone is home to mudskippers and crabs. At the high tide level are mud lobsters. Not far off is the Malayan water monitor.

There are also plenty of fish in the area including the Halfbeak, Archer Fish and Mullet. The presence of mollusks and worms attract different types of birds. Some of the birds you will see are the Cinnamon Bittern, Yellow Bittern Pacific, Golden Plover and Smooth Otters.

The Atlas Moth, the biggest in Southeast Asia, is also in the forest reserve. Tourists can also watch the fauna and flora discreetly. This is important so that the animals are not disturbed.


The Singapore Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve was practically unheard of until 1986 when environmental groups asked the government to protect the site. They pointed out that the site was vital for migratory birds at Siberia.

The government set up a 0.87 sq km area. As time went by, the reserve would draw in scores of visitors. By 1994 it had received over 100,000 visitors. By 1999, schools had begun adapting the park. In 2001, the park was formally granted reserve status. In 2002, the park’s second phase was opened.


Admission is free except on Saturdays, Sundays, school holidays and public holidays. Fees on the weekend are $1 per adult and $0.50 for children, senior citizens and students.

Other Info

From Monday to Sunday, the reserve opens at 7:00 am up to 7:00 pm. The theatrette screenings are from Mondays to Saturdays. The screenings are from 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm. The screenings are on hourly on Sundays and public holidays from 9 am to 5 pm.

The Singapore Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve also has programs for educating people about nature. The site provides guidebooks, workshops and other education materials. In 2007, a wireless learning trail was implemented at the site.