Sungei Buloh extension, now nearer to mudskippers

Boon Xin jumping for joy, she has found Mother Nature’s new playground at Sungei Buloh Extension, all 31ha of mangrove(紅樹林) and mud to explore 🙂

The original Sungei Buloh Wetland reserve (双溪布洛) ground remains unchanged, the new extension is closer to Kranji reservoir and bus service 925.

Walkways are designed to hug the mangroves coastline. Visitors can now admire up-close how mangroves provide protection for inner coastal waterways and the various inhabitants within the wetland boundary.

Sunrise and sunset will be especially mesmerising along the whole stretch of walkway, which offers a panoramic view of Johor.

Love the pods (total 3) along Coastal trail. They provide a hideout for you to view the birds or elevated views of mangrove coastline. The pods will be fun for kids to climb up and down (be warned, the structure can waver a bit haha)

You can bet kids will enjoy their nature trail! It was drizzling during our field trip, but with Cheekiemonkies for company, nothing will stop us from having fun.

We love how the man-man structures (walkway, bridge and pods) meshed into natural surroundings. Besides minimal disruption to the foliage, a mid-canopy walkway also allows you to brush along a forest’s undergrowth!

Before we knew it, we had covered 1.3km on the scenic coastal trail.

Friendly trail, Happy kids, the trail is stroller friendly too, but do remember natural area is definitely mosquito-friendly too.
Sungei Buloh diy trail

Follow the cute Mudskipper logo and signboards to learn and interact more. Sungei Buloh is a great outdoor classroom for everyone young and old.

Other interesting views, what are those grass Dunes? Towers over Kranji Reservoir.

When we pop by during Sungei Buloh Extension’s opening, there were special activities for kids.

Drawing on stones, not easy.

Neither is it allowed easy to draw on bins 🙂

More open space and obstacles for kids to explore (near Visitor center).

You can row across a river or navigate yourself out of a red mangrove swamp (very slippery surface on wet days).

“Mud experience” should be Fun and therapeutic like Mummy’s Mud spa. Imagine dabbling your toes in the soft mudflat. The resident giant mudskipper will be amused that we humans love mud habitat too (this experience is only available during low tide)

Kids will love bouncing on the rope bridge, Daddy was half-anticipating the kids to waddle into the water haha!

Although information signboards are packed with knowledge, nothing beats a guide, Free walks are available on Saturday. With names like What’s in my MUD?(mangroves/sky/water etc total of six trails), kids can definitely look forward to embrace Sungei Buloh Wetland reserve. Registration details at this link.

Tips and recommendations :
– Go during LOW TIDE to see more smell more. For the month of Jan, the lowest tide is from afternoon to evening. Click for Tide info.
– Do take note there are currently no F&B outlet at Sungei Buloh extension, prepare your own refreshment
– Bring enough mosquito patches to protect a battalion, (joking) we got more kids :p
– do not disturb the crocodiles at Sungei Buloh
– more details, diy trail map and FAQ can be found on Sungei Buloh website

Video : Catch the kids playing on the Adventure Trail, and SengkangBabies on Ch8 news

We Love Sungei Buloh. This is one of the few areas where we can get real close (now even closer) to mangrove and coastal inhabitants! A lot of details and designs are incorporated to make the trails family friendly. We are giving this new playground two thumbs up! More photos uploaded on our Fanpage album.

School holiday children activities

Friday is the last day for Boon Wee (P4) and his exams. Boon Kang (P2) does not have exams, but they have something call mastery tests. Anyway, it has been a stressful week for him, and more so for Mummy.

We are looking forward to the weekends, and the coming holidays. Let us share some school holiday children activities, and our holiday itinerary 🙂

1. 20th May dateline – Have you balloted for 2013 NDP Parade?
We have never been lucky for the last 4 NDPs, but we heard 2012’s winners will not be allow to vote. Maybe we will get to watch NDP 2013 together as a family.

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2. 20th May dateline – Gardens by the Bay (GBTB) is celebrating Father’s day with a photography workshop. Registration ends 20th May, click to register. ( A $15 fees applies)
—> GBTB website.

Tulips will be on display till 20th May. Read our own planting experience.

3. Movies anyone? Our boys are insisting that we go watch Epic, Iron Man 3, Fast And Furious 6 and maybe Monster Inc 2. Too many shows !

4. Navy Open house (NOH) sails on 18.19May from 0900 to 1900.
Expect Gunboats, missiles and cruises, be prepared for HOT weather.
Click for FAQ about NOH 2013. The only way to access Changi Naval Base is via shuttle buses from Expo Hall 3 ( Taxi and walk-in will not be entertained)
—> SengkangBabies preview.

5. For those curious about our heritage, culture, and history, some museums will be FREE from 18th May onwards. Yeah !
—> I love Museums fanpage.

6. Birdpark has a “1 for 1” ticket promotion from 24May to 30Jun. We heard Dr Squawk and Dora will be waiting for kids too. More details here.

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7. Zoo is 40 years old ! Those born in 1973 can bring four friends and all will get 40% discount !! (double WOW) Details here.

Fancy being a rescue ranger? Zoolympix challenges the kids with games and memory activities.

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8. Join Naked Hermit Crab as they bring you closer to nature at Pasir Ris and we love Chek Jawa.

9. Still on nature, are you curious about how wildlife strives in Sungei Buloh? Before you head North, there are online cameras to monitor the wildlife at Sungei Buloh now ! Click for more Earth Day photos.

10. Anyone into Playmobil? Sentosa got some giant models waiting for the kids. More events and promotions await on the southern island. Playmobil old photos last Dec.
—> Upcoming Sentosa Events

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11. We did a comparison of Singapore’s 3 latest attractions (River Safari, SEA Aquarium and Adventure Cove Waterpark). Maybe your kid/s might be interested to rub shoulders with Panda, Stingray, Dolphins or Manatees?

We have just listed 10 activities for the coming holidays, more than 100 Fun itineraries await, just pop by SengkangBabies’ fun-directory 🙂

SengkangBabies bring you Fun !