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A bus ride from Fort Siloso to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

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    Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

    Located in the North West of Singapore, it is the most futuristic reserve in the whole of Asia. It is the only gazetted reserve in Singapore. It also serves as a global importance menu because it is a major point for migratory birds. It is spread across 130 acres of land and it gained fame only in the year 1986. The unusual part of this Reserve is that it has the highest variety of bird species that are not only from Singapore but also from Siberia.

    During high tides and low tides, you will see a lot of crabs and mudskippers around here. It is a great area for fishing as the fishes are in abundance here. The diverse set of birds can be seen feeding from the Flora and the Fauna. There are several observatory heights where visitors can sit quietly and look at the birds flying around in the tranquillity. Occasionally, you will also get to see crocodiles. The Reserve also engages in some educational programmes if you are interested. You have to dedicate an entire day to experience this Reserve as it is fairly a very big wetland and it will take you some time to cover the entire area. The Wetland Reserve is full of rich diversity. The Reserve also features extensive mangroves. You can also trek your way through this natural jewel and its many trades. While trekking you may come across shell fish, water snakes, spiders, monitor lizards. Bask in the beauty of the birds of this habitat like the Herons and Kingfishers.

    Singapore has a good network of roads and is very well connected. This makes traveling completely hassle free and convenient. If you are looking forward to visit all of the above places then I recommend you to travel by bus as not only will it save you some money but also time. Check out redbus for quick ticket booking and awesome discounts!!

    Public Bus No. 925 will take you to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

    Fort Siloso

    Located far off on the island of Sentosa it is the only fort in the coastal areas that has been preserved till date. Constructed in the year 1880, the primary motive of this Fort was to stop intruders entering the country from the sea. A notable fact of this Fort is that the guns placed on this Fort were turned inwards and the Japanese invaded the land in World War II. Admission to this Fort is completely free. The Fort opens its doors at 10:00 am in the morning and closes at 6:00 pm in the evening – seven days a week. The word Siloso has been derived from the Sanskrit word Sila, which means ‘RAW’. It was named Siloso as a huge rock was present on the Singapore harbour, which was considered to be dangerous for shipping. It was in the later years that Mount Siloso’s top was blown off to flatten it and make way for the installation of a platform.

    Public Bus Nos. Sentosa Bus 1 and 2 will take you to Fort Siloso.