Tuesday, July 03, 2007

The Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Now that we have a car, we have been exploring all over Singapore. Some friends recommended this wetlands reserve in the far north of the country, so off we went! This was a beautiful jungle area right off the Straits of Johor, the waterways that separate Malaysia from Singapore. There are boardwalks that allow access to all the tidal mudflats which are home to much marine life and the unique mangrove trees. We learned that mangroves are mostly used for wood, but some species also have medicinal value.

The picture below is of Danny and Aaron near the entrance to the park. We are constantly amazed at the gigantic size of tree ferns!

We let Aaron wander along the boardwalks during the day. He was fascinated with the dead leaves scattered about. It seems he is a "neat freak", at least at this age. His favorite pastime was taking every leaf he could and pushing it through the cracks between the planks. He was headed to a leaf in this picture.

1 comment:

Blues and Greens said...

I love the pictures! I can't believe how big those ferns are. I keep watering my little rabbitfoot ferns here in Mississippi, but to no avail. They just sit there and turn brown. Anyhoo, good to know you are getting to enjoy even more and more of Singapore (that was an unintentional rhyme).


Emily (Home Office)