Sungei Buloh Trip...anyone?


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Hi guys, I used to be a regular at Sungei Buloh but have not been there lately. Just my two cents' worth...
When going to Sungei Buloh, I assume you're interested to shoot birds, nature, flowers, insects, etc.
2 - 4 pm sounds like an 'awkward' time...
The migratory birds are in, but active mostly in the early morning or late evening. In the middle of the day when it's hot, they're mostly hiding some place and resting. If you're planning a trip there, best is to be there like 0730 - 0800h, shoot whatever you can and by say 1000h latest 1100h, it's time to pack up.

Let me know if you guys plan something. I'll see if I can join you guys. Unless you're shooting macro, you are going to need your longest telephoto lens (plus converter plus tripod) if you want to capture any decent shots.

br/porcupine
 

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Hi guys, I used to be a regular at Sungei Buloh but have not been there lately. Just my two cents' worth...
When going to Sungei Buloh, I assume you're interested to shoot birds, nature, flowers, insects, etc.
2 - 4 pm sounds like an 'awkward' time...
The migratory birds are in, but active mostly in the early morning or late evening. In the middle of the day when it's hot, they're mostly hiding some place and resting. If you're planning a trip there, best is to be there like 0730 - 0800h, shoot whatever you can and by say 1000h latest 1100h, it's time to pack up.

Let me know if you guys plan something. I'll see if I can join you guys. Unless you're shooting macro, you are going to need your longest telephoto lens (plus converter plus tripod) if you want to capture any decent shots.

br/porcupine

do agree with u..

sun morning wld be good:thumbsup:. Lets make it on Sun, 17/2, and shall we meet-up first at Chua Chu Kang MRT Station let say at 6.45am?;)

Anywae, i cld also be contacted at 94515650.
 

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Location: Sungei Buloh Trip
Theme: Flora & Fauna
Date: 17/2, Sun
Time & Location of Meet-up: 7.00am SHARP at Kranji MRT Station
Remarks: Wld apprciate very very very muchhh for everyone to refrain fr practicing rubber time...;)
***Note: To all who are joining, this is also our (myself and two of my other photographer frenzzz) first time setting our footsteps there..:embrass:

Below are some info which I cld gather on the website. Hope this is useful to all. For better understanding on this site, would advice you guys to log into the website and do some 'research'.
Opening Hours:
7.30am to 7.00pm on weekdays
7.00am to 7.00pm on Sundays & Public Holidays
Admission:
Free entry except on Saturdays, Sundays, Public Holidays and School Holidays.
$1.00 per adult
$0.50 per child/student/senior citizen

Daily
Board SMRT Bus 925 from Kranji MRT Station. Alight at Kranji Reservoir Carpark and walk across the road to the entrance of the trail. It takes an approximate 30-mins walk to the Reserve.

Route 1 - Enjoy the tranquility and the serenity of the mangrove habitat. The route circles two main ponds and passes the Aquatic Plant Pond where you can see a good collection of aquatic plants. The route is approximately 3 km and takes 1-2 hr walk.
Facilities
Observation hides: Good spotting areas for bird-watching during migratory seasons. Also serves as a resting area.
Screens: Located along the trails to allow visitors to peer through the peep-holes to spot animals.
Aerie: An 18-m tall tower hide that offers panoramic view of the wetland reserve.
Platforms: A scenic look-out point that also serves as a resting and picnic spot.
Sluice gates: Control the flow of water in and out of the pond.

Route 2 - Let the longest boardwalk bring you through the mangrove arboretum. This route leads you to the tower hide and the prawn pond where traditional prawn harvesting demonstration takes place. The route is approximately 5 km and takes 2-3 hr walk.
Facilities
Observation hides: Good spotting areas for bird-watching during migratory seasons. Also serves as a resting area.
Screens: Located along the trails to allow visitors to peer through the peep-holes to spot animals.
Tower hide: Climb up this tower for a panoramic view of the reserve.
Boardwalk: Come on board the longest boardwalk of the reserve. This 575 meters raised walkway is a link to bring you from route 1 to route 3 while immersing you in the mangrove habitat.
Sluice gates: Control the flow of water in and out of the pond.

Route 3 - The inhabitants of the freshwater habitat await your visit. Look out for the nesting Baya Weaver and common waterbirds like the Bittern, White-breasted Waterhen and White Brow Crake. The route is approximately 7 km and takes 4-5 hr walk.
Facilities
Observation hides: Good spotting areas for bird-watching during migratory seasons. Also serves as a resting area.
Screens: Located along the trails to allow visitors to peer through the peep-holes to spot animals.
Sluice gates: Control the flow of water in and out of the pond.



Confirm going;
1) SKYimage (Jurong West)
2) ISK (Bukit Batok)
3) Khai (Sumwhere in Singapore)
4) 2peng
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