OUR WETLANDS SCHOOL TRIP ACTIVITY PACK 🤓🌧🦎
Looking for a fun activity to do on a weekend? Or feel like you’ve exhausted the usuals? Look no further!
We headed to Singapore’s Wetlands to see what it had to offer and LOVED it. Honestly felt like we were kids on a school trip again 😂
The Sungei Buloh Wetland Nature Reserve is a 87 hectare ecological site that is home to so much incredible wild life, mangrove forests, and is particularly a treat for any bird lovers out there. Migratory season is from September to March so now is the perfect time to head down there if you haven't already. However, if birds aren't your thing, then just going there for the scenery and some exercise is well worth doing - we probably said 'wowww, this doesn't feel like we're in Singapore' 12 times in 2 hours.
If you wanted to go yourself here’s everything you need to know:
1) Firstly, here's the map:
Good to take a look at this and familiarise yourself with the route before you go.
Also head to Singapore's National Parks website here for all the info.
2) Take a taxi to ‘Kranji Carpark C’ (go with friends and share the ride, it was around 40 minutes from us and cost about $30)
3) 📍 When you get dropped off, you'll arrive at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Visitor Centre .This is a good place to spray some bug spray and apply sunscreen if you forgot to at home!
4) 🐾 Pick a trail! We went for the Coastal Trail (the red line) then went into the Migratory Bird Trail (yellow) - this takes you all around the edge and you see so much wildlife!
5) 🚶🏻♂️Enjoy around 4-5km of walking!
6) 🤓Have competitions with your friends on who can spot the most dragons🐉, dinosaurs🦖, crocodiles🐊, monitor lizards🦎 and creepy crawlies! 🕷 We saw:
1 crocodile! (such a highlight, we were so giddy haha)
Bats nesting in a roof (!)
Golden Orb-web Spider - google it, we dare you.
(Lizzy the lizard lololol)
7) End at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve Research and Education Centre (follow the signs, there are lots of ‘You are here!’ maps dotted around so you won't get lost.
8) Time for breakfast! Take a taxi to Bollywood Veggies - it's about 5 mins in the car from the Reserve and is one of those 'must go' places in Singapore.
Bollywood is a farm, a place to grab food, and a half day activity all in itself. You can take a 30 minute walk around the grounds, see how they farm and you'll understand for yourself their farm-to-table operation. The founders believe in running this farm as sustainably and ethically as possible and, in their own words, hire those who are less fortunate than others in Singapore so as to give the more marginalised a better chance.
8. 🥦 Arrive at BV. If you want to eat veggie like us, we really recommend ordering the Vegetarian Thali and Banana Bread and ice cream for dessert 😋 (can confirm ice cream is great before 11am)
What to bring for this magnificent school trip:
- bug spray
- Water bottle
- Umbrella / waterproof jacket
- Good trainers / footwear - it gets muddy!
- Binoculars (if you have them! Absolutely gutted we didn’t have any haha)
Also some things to remember:
- please dispose of any rubbish carefully in the trash cans provided or ensure you take it home with you. This is a nature reserve, so we need to look after it.
- you'll notice some serious bird watchers who really appreciate the quiet, so just bear that in mind when you cross paths with another fellow nature lover :)
Have you done this day yourself? Where else should we add to our list of Singapore-based activities? Let us know in our DMs on Instagram, we'd love love to hear from you! @theconscioustwo