Mthly walk: 07Feb-Scenic waterfront, a wildlife sanctuary

Date: Saturday, 07th February 2015 (ie., 1st Saturday/month)

Start Time: 3pm sharp!! (due to constrains, must be punctual)

Duration: approx 3.5hrs

Meeting Point: Kranji MRT, entrance to “KopiTiam”.

ECs: ChristinA Chan & Charles Wee.

We are back for an exciting adventure… Get up close to wildlife!

I have waited for several years for a better access to our largest
mangrove forest, 130 hectares (about 130 football fields) in
addition another 31-hectares of rich mangrove and coastal forests.

Hopefully, you will chance upon a baby frog hopping along the paths
(I missed to capture a shot) or a monitor lizard basking in the sun!
Do have your camera ready to take the unexpected encounters. hehe

Please bring along a snack or fruit for the extra “energy boost”!

This walk might end past norm dinner hour… we shall play by ear.

Wear comfortable walking/covered shoes, if possible bring
a small torchlight, drinking water, insect repellent, hat/cap.

If you encounter wildlife, back away slowly/quietly!
Never turn&run!

Walk Team ECs: Alice Seah, Azhari Cuttilan, Charles Wee,
Jeffrey Lim, Mary Tan, Serene Low, Veronica Wong
and I, ChristinA Chan, signing offโ€ฆ.

Please register soonest, cut-off date: 5th February

1. ChristinA Chan
2. Charles Wee
3. Gabriella Chua
4. Alice Tan
5. Ron Teo
6. Margaret Chua
7. Eddy Lee
8. Azhari Cuttilan
9. Susan Tan
10. James Tan
11. Pauline Chew
12. Jane Chua
13. Alice Seah
14. Serene Low


28 thoughts on “Mthly walk: 07Feb-Scenic waterfront, a wildlife sanctuary

  1. Hi Christina

    I am the first to respond to this post. But sorry to tell you that I cannot join this walk as promised, as I have to join the rehearsal of the Chingay at that day. There is always another walk, right?

  2. Hi ChristinaC,

    Your walk events must be one of the most successful events, ever since the Club started. Probably you have also structured one of the best walk events in Singapore, especially for Seniors and Silverhairs.

    I see regular walkers, and a regular organising team. 3 cheers to you and your team.

    Terence Seah

  3. Hi Terence

    Eddy is my husband and he is already a member of SHC . He also in your Whatspp group. His full name is Eddy Lee.

    Thanks n regards

  4. Hi Margaret,

    Noted your clarification. It is important that you mention the full name of any member whom you register for. We have many Eddy’s in the club; and we do not track the wives or the husbands of members; unless they are registered as one member in a single application. The guys who monitor the names of members in SHC cannot tell the difference in the relationship between members, neither can they tell what is the first name or the last name in our Asian names. I hope to catch them when I meet up with them in Chennai middle of this month.

    I have always look forward to having a member who can volunteer to track non-members names on this forum. So far, not successful. I hope all members do their share to keep this forum strictly for members only.

    Terence Seah

  5. Hi Terence Seah,
    Thanks for enlightening Margaret.
    As per our WhatsApp comm, cld understand your constraints. Ideally, ea SHC member should be assigned a membership number for easy reference.
    Hopefully, in the days ahead your MBO wld be achieved.
    Cheers to the Walk Team ECs for organising!…
    ๐Ÿ™‚ Eddy Lee

  6. Attractions of Sungei Buloh Walk
    Visitor Centre
    The new Visitor Centre houses a mangrove gallery, which features interactive educational tools such as multimedia games, a live camera feed that transmits and screens live scenes from various areas of the Reserve, and static displays featuring information on the mangrove habitat.
    Mid-canopy Walk
    The Mid-canopy Walk immerses visitors in the understory of a secondary forest through an elevated, 120m-long boardwalk, where they can spot birds and insects like cicadas that reside in the mid-canopy region and forest floor.
    Coastal boardwalk
    The coastal boardwalk offers a scenic and breathtaking view of the Kranji waterfront with a lookout point where raptors such as the Ospreys and White-Bellied Sea Eagles can be spotted hunting for prey. At low tide, visitors can even observe crabs and fish foraging for food in the waters.
    Viewing Pods
    Five pods have been constructed at various locations around the wetland reserve extension. These raised viewing platforms allow visitors unobstructed views of the reserve and the sea.

  7. Gosh… what’s up?… where are the regulars walkers!
    FYI, I have recced 4 times (2x on weekdays & 2x Saturdays) at different timings to gauge a better way.

    With such participation, will not require to apply for a permit from the reserve, so the cut-off date will not be applicable, less work for me.

    Probably some of you have been to Sungei Buloh some time ago.
    It is different now, the new coastal path along the reservoir is scenic! Much of nature is left untouched. The terrain is easy and access to the reserve is improved and the route is safe! ๐Ÿ˜€

    We ask for a cool, cloudy Saturday!
    So, come join us; you will not regret!


  8. Charles, thanks for the good addition! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    AndrewY, yep, I remembered you have told me. thanks! See you next walk.

    GabbyC, thanks much for your regular support! ๐Ÿ˜€

    VincentL, believe you are new… come join us.

    AliceTan, thanks, look forward to see you again.

    AliceS, have fun on your weekend trip.

    RonT, have not seen you for a long while!

    Eddy+Margaret, look forward to both your presence! Wonder where is Danny+June?

    AzhariC, beeeery glad you are coming… with 2 counts? You know what I mean… hehe

    Thanks for your support!

  9. Dear Terence,

    In case you forgot… ๐Ÿ˜€ our walk is still an EC event. Both Eddy & Margaret are one of our regular walkers.

    If not, for our walk-teamates who are passionate walkers and regular supporters, we would not have come this far!

    We, walk onwards to a healthy 2015!

    Thank you! to each one of you,
    ChristinA & the walk team

  10. Thank you Christina Chan/Charles Wee and others for organising.
    My salute to you both for furnishing details about the upgraded Sungei Buloh Wetland, its scenic nature beauty and the like of a wildlife sanctuary.
    Your info is just like an appetiser with extra ingredients to the walkers.
    I suppose June would like to join but needs enough time to rest her feet. Perhaps Danny have some other photography programmes on that very day.
    Pray for nice weather and have a gd day!
    ๐Ÿ™‚ Eddy Lee

  11. Dear ChristinA & CharlesW,
    Once again you two never fail to look out for new exciting exploration for the walkers. Please continue to keep it coming.
    I very much like to join this walk. As I mentioned before 7th Feb is my working day. In the event the talk @ my Gardeners’ Day Out event did not take off in the afternoon session, I will join you all.
    Pray hard for cloudy but no rain weather for you.

  12. wow! Am so very happy to see at least more regular walkers are joining this walk else effort gone down “loongkang”!

    ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. SusanT, haha glad you managed to get JT to join us.

    PaulineC & JaneC – wow! enthusiatic adventurers are joining us.. great start for 2015!

    PeggyY, thanks for writing… sms me or CharlesW should you be coming.

    AliceS, thanks bery much.

    SereneL, havent seen you since last year… hehe

    The past 2 days there was enough water.
    Tomorrow afternoon will be a cool, cloudy day ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    Thanks for your support!
    More will be coming…. lah!


  14. Dear Eddy,

    yea, CharlesW did a good write up… clap! clap!

    The fact is we normally do not want to write too detailed about our walks.
    However, my co-leader felt that many might think that it is the “old” Sungei Buloh whom some might have visited, not knowing it is so different and wonderful to walk & look ๐Ÿ˜€

    I salute NParks for listening and make appropriate changes. Literally, they have brought this place nearer to people, much more to experience.. esp when all is quiet, truly a sanctuary for nature! One can also bring children there, they have made learning about nature easy and fun!

    Thanks, Eddy!

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