The Kids’ First Trip to Sungei Buloh
I had always been a fan of Sungei Buloh since my younger days. I enjoyed how more ‘untouched’ it was many years ago. Fast forward many years later, I decided to bring the kids to Sungei Buloh. While doing my research, I realised, there are two main entrances now. Apparently, they have expanded, masyaAllah!
60 Kranji Way, #01-00
301 Neo Tiew Crescent
We decided to have our starting point from
Although the pavements are different than it used to be and more modern than it used to be, there were so many things to see for the first time. One of it is the countless majestic and extensive spiderwebs belonging to spiders I have never seen in my entire life on this planet, subhanaAllah. I cannot imagine the endless species that I have yet to meet.
There were many migratory birds around. We were lucky enough to have a flock of egrets flying towards our direction.
There used to be loads of egrets at a forested area near White Sands, Pasir Ris, many years ago. After the area had been levelled off, no egrets was ever seen again. Fast forward many years later, I spotted a number of them in Tampines many times! I hope they found a safe place to stay here amidst all the buildings. I am happy to see them again. It is as if meeting a friend you have not met for a long time.
When we reached the Eagle Point, midway of the entire route, Alhamdulillah, we had a waterbreak. We saw more the migratory birds and a kingfisher, swooping above the waters twice, trying to catch a little snack. As we were enjoying the panaromic view of the , Umar realised that Johor is just across us. Upon checking the map, indeed, we were looking straight up at Johor, masyaAllah. Further down, we spotted mangrove jellyfishes as it swam gracefully in the waters.
As we were walking looking for Adventure Junior Trail, the littlest was distracted by a trail of marching ants like he always did. Upon successfully reaching ‘the other side’, we were greeted by a pond with stepping stones to get to the opposite end. (Well, one can use the walking pavement, certainly but having driven so far, it would be a waste if one did not use the stepping stones instead.) I would usually try to help to be a safety net but having three kids with me as the only adult, I have to trust them – completely. I let the older two lead the way while I manage the littlest on the stepping stones instead. Halfway through, the littlest had one foot in and the shoe was completely soaked.
The Adventure Trail was not at all big. It did not
We had our lunch break there and because it was scorching hot, the wet shoe was dry after leaving it out in the sun, Alhamdulillah.
Beside the Adventure Trail, there is an exhibit showcasing all the different types of swamps and the possible life forms that you might be able to find. A good retreat after a hot day indeed because it is air-conditioned. 😀
Check out the Visitor Center too. There is a Passport 2 Nature for the kids. It is a joint project with Pulau Kukup National Park, Johor, Malaysia. If you complete all of the questions, you are entitled to a free gift, while stocks last. 😀
I am happy to report that the kids enjoyed their trip from the conversations they had with their dad many hours later and insisting that a second visit should happen with their dad. In addition, they whipped out their nature book and recorded their favourite part (the Mud Experience) in their nature book, masyaAllah.
Hope to visit Sungei Buloh again, insyaAllah!