Popular among bird-watchers and photographers, this wetland reserve is home to mangrove wildlife like mudskippers, crabs, water snakes, birds, moths and monitor lizards as well as resident birds like herons, kingfishers, bitterns, sunbirds and coucals. Plovers and sandpipers take up residence in the reserve from September to March each year and can often been seen along the walking trails through the park. The mangrove boardwalk is an easy 500 metre walk ideal for families with prams and offers the opportunity to see mudskippers, crabs and shellfish – and maybe even a water snake! Those looking to learn more about the reserve can join a free-guided tour (just for families! Email [email protected]sg to reserve) that kicks off from the Visitor’s Centre and accommodates youngsters as young as 3. Everyone else can join the regular guided tour that runs each Saturday morning from 9:30am. Pssst! Don’t forget to pre-register to reserve your spot!
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