Singapore birding trip result

To: Jenny Stiles <>
Subject: Singapore birding trip result
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:29:10 +0000
Hi Jenny,

Glad you had a good trip. The climate in Singapore can be a challenge. I
remember my first visit very well. We wall
Kid out of the terminal at Changi, at 06:00 and it was like walking into a
hot, wet towel. After many trips to the area, I have never got used to that
equatorial heat and humidity. It must have been murder before the arrival
of AC.
You are right about the food. My daughter and her partner are going over
for 2 weeks, mainly on an eating holiday, trying to visit as many food
courts as possible. Wish I was going.

When are you going back? It does get addictive, as does SE Asia in general.



On Thursday, October 19, 2017, Jenny Stiles <> wrote:

> Hi List,
> A few months ago I asked for and received reams of useful advice about
> birding in Singapore. I was travelling with my husband [who likes to bird
> but doesn’t like getting up early!] and my adult middle son who has autism
> & epilepsy, so we probably cover a bit less ground than some!
> We got home last week after 9 very enjoyable days in Singapore [although
> it is a shock to go outside at 5:30 am and walk into what feels like a wall
> of hot moist air ] & the tendency for binoculars and camera to fog up can
> be frustrating. We did go out for a day with Lim Kim Seng and that was very
> worthwhile as it is most unlikely we would have been standing on the top of
> the Jelutong Tower as the sun rose otherwise! It was a great help to be
> able to know what was twittering in the trees and undergrowth and to be
> taken to the correct tree to see the Spotted Wood Owls [joy ].
> We stayed at Changi to facilitate trips to Pulau Ubin & Pasir Ris Park &
> then next to the Singapore Botanic Gardens. As well we visited Central
> Catchment Nature Reserve, Butik Batok, Kranji Marsh, Gardens By the Bay,
> Sungei Buloh, Japanese & Chinese Gardens,  as well as the Zoo & Jurong Bird
> Parks & Sentosa Island, seeing about 100 identifiable birds for our trip.
> Most memorable birds include the Oriental Pied-Hornbill, Spotted Wood-Owl,
> Stork-billed Kingfisher, White-throated Kingfisher, Blue-throated
> Bee-eater, Banded Woodpecker, Lineated Barbet, Black-naped Oriole, Greater
> Racket-tailed Drongo, Straw-headed Bulbul, Asian Fairy-bluebird and
> White-crested Laughingthrush
> Thanks again to everybody who offered advice and instructions, the birding
> was lovely, taxis cheap and food delicious.
> Jenny Stiles
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