Ris Park Mangrove Boardwalk
mangroves with boardwalk and 3-storey high birdwatching tower.
At 71ha, this coastal
park is one of Singapore's largest parks. Developed along the coast
on reclaimed land, the park includes a 6ha mangrove swamp that was
spared from reclamation.
The Pasir Ris Mangrove Boardwalk is open 24/7, admission is free and is within walking distance of the Pasir Ris MRT station.
It brings you right through the dense mangrove forest for a closer look
at the plants and animals of the back mangroves. These include mud
crabs, mudskippers and mangrove trees such as Rhizophora and
Bruguiera. Birdwatchers will be able to see birds perching
on tree branches from the 3-storey high Bird Watching Tower.
Among the highlights of a trip is a glimpse of the rare Mangrove pitta.
Usually only found on offshore Pulau Tekong and Pulau Ubin, so far
the only place on the mainland where this bird has been sighted is
at the mangroves of Pasir Ris! This rare bird was seen during a free
guided walk by the Naked Hermit Crabs!
Otters have also been sighted at Pasir Ris!
The walk is well marked and there are lots of informative signs along
the route. A night visit of the boardwalks is particularly interesting.
You might be rewarded with rare sights of fireflies (here and there)
and shy watersnakes.
The Park also includes a large manicured portion with playgrounds
-- a giant space-net, cableways, innovative play stations and a maze
garden, guaranteed to provide hours of fun and laughter. There are
also cycling and jogging tracks, exercise stations.
The beach-front restaurants also provide a well-deserved meal after
a walk through the mangroves.
The shores of Pasir Ris are also alive with interesting marine life.
Guided walk on the mangrove boardwalk and gardens at the park are
conducted by NPark, more details on the NParks