Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve
ASEAN Heritage Parks
|Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve - Where mangroves and wetland wildlife thrive|
|The Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is Singapore's first and only protected wetland reserve, and is home to over 500 species of tropical flora and fauna. Sungei Buloh was first discovered by avid birdwatchers from the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), who then wrote a proposal to the government for its conservation. The development of the Park was undertaken by the Parks and Recreation Department (which is now the National Parks Board) with experts from the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust from the United Kingdom and the Worldwide Fund for Nature. It is located on the northwest sector of Singapore, close to the Kranji Reservoir.
The Nature Park was officially opened on 6 December 1993. In 2002, the 130-hectare Park was officially gazetted as a nature reserve and was renamed the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. The reserve was also declared an ASEAN Heritage Park in 2003.