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Kranji Marshes

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Find A Few Interesting Facts About Kranji Marshes

A freshwater marsh formed when the Kranji River to build the Kranji Reservoir became a vital ecosystem. In 1990, the Nature Society Singapore (NSS) submitted a proposal defining conservation importance. It was adopted and incorporated into the government’s Singapore Green Plan in 1993. The 54-acre property has woodlands and marshes. In 2008, NSS took over the wetland sector and, with the help of sponsors, started a restoration effort in collaboration with PUB and NParks. Kranji Marshes Park was established in 2005 after the land was a park. On February 1, 2016, the park officially opened to the public.

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Important general information:

The Kranji River, also known as Sungei Kranji, is one of Singapore’s longest rivers and was once surrounded by lush mangrove forests. The mangroves got inundated, and a freshwater marsh developed when they dammed Kranji Reservoir in the 1970s. The Nature Society (Singapore) approved this wetland park into the PUB’s Active, Beautiful, and Clean (ABC) program in November 2008, which aims to recognize, inspire, and encourage community stewardship of Singapore’s water resources.

Wildlife:

Singapore’s largest freshwater wetland, including the woodlands bordering the marshes, covers 56.8 hectares. The marshes are home to over 170 bird species, 54 butterfly species, and 33 dragonfly species. The species found at Kranji Marshes are Little Wigeon, Yellow Bittern, Purple Heron, Moorhen, Purple Grouse, Little Tern, Red-bearded Lapwing, Gray-headed Eagle, and other species.

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Marsh Station:

Visit Marsh Station’s birdhouses to see secretive marsh birds like the purple swamp and moorhen. From the summit of the 10.65-meter Raptor Tower, take in panoramic views of Kranji Swamp and Kranji Reservoir. Because of its proximity to Tengah Air Base, you will also be able to observe several RSAF fighter jets flying past.

Kranji Lake Visit:

Vehicles are permitted to enter the Kranji Gate at 2 Neo Tiew Lane. Use the bathrooms at the tourist center before taking the 1-kilometer trek to Marsh Station and the Abductor viewing tower. When you become fatigued, there are two shelters along the Kranji Nature Walk: Woodpecker Shelter and Weaver Shelter. Simultaneously, you may learn more about the birds and see them from behind their skins. Keep an eye out for birds and reptiles like woodpeckers and monitor lizards as you stroll. A Bonelli’s eagle or a white-bellied sea eagle frequently sits in one of the big trees.

Year-round:

Look for birds and reptiles, including woodpeckers, and monitor lizards as you go through the Neo Tiew Woods. A Bonelli’s eagle or a white-bellied sea eagle frequently sits in one of the big trees. Visit one of Marsh Station’s bird feeders to see rare marsh birds like purple swamps and moorhens. From the top of Raptor Tower, take panoramic views of Kranji Swamp and Kranji Reservoir.

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Seasonal November-March:

Look out for game species like the black baza and Japanese sparrow-hawk from the top of Raptor Tower during raptor migration season.

Connectivity:

Take the Kranji Express bus from Kranji MRT Station, which runs daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Take alight at D’Kranji Farm Resort and walk a short distance to Kranji Gate. The Observation Tower is a 1 km walk from Kranji Gate via Neo Tiew Lane 2.

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