ABC Wednesday-S for Sungei Buloh

Today theme for ABC Wednesday is letter S. My letter S is Singapore, Sugnei Buloh nature park in Singapore. This is one of my favorite places to visit especially with kids.

Singapore is a small country with a lot of shopping centers. There are not many places for us to explore nature. But one of a unique places of exploring nature is Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve which is the famous bird sanctuary too. This is a natural bird sanctuary which is especially created for migratory birds which coming to Singapore from all parts of the world. I am not very crazy on bird watching, either a very professional photographer, but birds are the most easily seen among the wild creatures in our urban city, watching them is an enjoyable thing, at least to me.
 
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Apart from birds, you can find a variety of animals in Sungei Buloh National Park too. Smooth Otter, Monitor lizards, squirrels, they are all the guards of this natural wetland. There are prepared walking routes around the park that we can choose from. A shorter route, only five hundred meters long, also called the Mangrove Boardwalk, is the most popular among visitors because of the chance encounters with wildlife. I almost can find monitor lizards, crabs, angel fish, mud lobsters, shellfish, water snakes, spiders, moths, and mudskippers every time during my visit, but not even once I saw crocodiles, I was told there is crocodiles there.


My camera is not good enough to capture a clear photograph of those lovely birds and wildlife. (Click to enlarge picture)

My another favorite is get a better view of the mangrove when the tide is slow. The roots of the trees in the mangrove really stand out. All these trees help in preventing shore erosion and also are home to crabs, mud-skippers, snakes and birds.

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Sungei Buloh is also a good place to see Archerfish and needlefish during high tides…

Archerfish, they are well known for the ability to shoot down insects and small creatures resting on foliage or mangrove roots. They can spit out a strong and accurate jet of water. With their tongue against the groove on the roof of their mouth, they form a tube, and force water powerfully out by snapping shut their gills. However, aside this ability, they actually preferred to leap up out of the water to catch their prey in their jaws when it is close enough.

Needle fish are living in the Sungei Buloh too..

8 Responses to "ABC Wednesday-S for Sungei Buloh"

moongipsies (visit their site)

love the trees in the water :)

Mara (visit their site)

Of course the question is: would you like to encounter a crocodile? It wouldn't be high up on my list, that's for sure.

Jay - agent112778 (visit their site)

wow, great shot on the fish

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have a Great Wednesday :)

Thanx for the Visit :)

Joy (visit their site)

Love the mangroves and the interesting fish.

Tumblewords: (visit their site)

Fascinating! I've always loved the mangrove roots - thanks for sharing this delightful post!

Roger Owen Green (visit their site)

Singapore shows up quite a bit on the TV quiz show JEOPARDY! It's small but densely populated. Glad you have some oases.

Grace and Bradley (visit their site)

Looks like a very nice place to visit and to photograph the natural life. Hope the weather is not to hot or humid. Have a nice weekend.

Work from home business (visit their site)

These photos are just majestic. I love them. We are getting a fish tank in our house next week and are really looking forward to filling it up with fun and beautiful fish. I work from home so I am able to easily help keep up with the maintenance of the fish and the tank.