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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
Nature Trail - Route 1

This is the only ASEAN Heritage Park in Singapore, popular for bird watching as many migratory birds stopover here. For info, we have nearly 350 species of birds and this is about 60% of the 568 species listed in Great Britain or 75% of the 467 species in France, which is a remarkable feat considering that we are a small city state.

In 1986, a group of avid birdwatchers from the then Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch) stumbled upon this ecological jewel, and subsequently wrote a proposal to the government for its conservation. The 87 ha wetland site was consequently designated as a nature park in 1989. The then Parks & Recreation Department, a precursor to the National Parks Board, undertook the development of Sungei Buloh, in consultation with experts in the field, notably, the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust from the United Kingdom and Worldwide Fund for Nature. On 6 Dec 1993, Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong officially opened the Nature Park.

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