Ian Smissen <>
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:36:11 +1100
Another good location for birding in Singapore is Pulau Ubin (Ubin
Island). A 'bumboat' ferry service runs to Pulau Ubin from Changi Point
Ferry Terminal (abt 2-3 mins walk from Changi Bus Interchange). There
are plenty of short and long walks and you can rent bikes from many
places in the village next to the ferry terminal. Last time I was there
the highlight was a pair of Oriental Pied Hornbills right in the
village. Be aware though that you will need plenty of insect repellant
(unlike most of Singapore).
On 12/11/2013 08:02, Wilsons wrote:
I will be in Singapore for work next week but for once I will have a full free
day (Saturday) to do some birding rather than my usual problem of trying to
sneak in some quick sessions in the short gaps between daylight hours and
office hours. I've been looking at various sites on the net, including NSS
Singapore (no outing that weekend), to work out places to go and I'm thinking
that two areas probably worth focusing on are :
Central Catchment/MacRitchie Reservoirs
I think getting to SB is straightforward, but is it easy to get from one to the
other (or is taxi the best option)? Any recommended areas specifically at
Central Catchment/MacRitchie as it seems there are several associated parks in
Sunday morning (also free until about 10:30) I'll go to the Botanic Gardens if
I'm feeling up for it - been there before but it's very pleasant.
What state of tide works best for Sungei Buloh? The day I have free the tide
is low at 7:30am (as centre opens) and high at 1:30pm. From what I've read,
ideally I think I'd want to be there 1st thing before it gets too busy.
I'm also going to look at birding pals to see who may be around but if anybody
has a pal they have been out with before that they'd recommend I'm all ears.
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