The Sungei Buloh mudflats allow visitors to explore the eco-system found in the mud. Also known as the Sungei Buloh Mud Experience, here are some helpful tips to know about what to expect.
1. Getting To The Mud Experience
If you arrive by car, the fastest way to access the Sungei Buloh mudflats is from the Neo Tiew car park at the main Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
If you are heading to the mudflats from the Sungei Buloh Wetlands Rerserve Extension, you will need to take the Coastal Trail towards the main Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve to get to the mudflats.
For directions on how to get to Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve, click here.
2. Watch Over the Kids
Children under 13 need to be supervised. NParks advises that young children be accompanied by an adult at all times.
3. Visit During Low Tide
The boardwalk at the mudflats is built just above the mud and the area is subject to incoming and outgoing tides. This means that when it is high tide, the boardwalk can be flooded with seawater. If it is flooded, don’t enter the Sungei Buloh Mud Experience.
4. It Can Get Slippery
As the boardwalk gets regularly covered in water, sections of it can be covered in algae and slippery. Therefore, be cautious when entering the boardwalk. Make use of the rope railing to avoid slipping, or worse, falling into the mud!
5. There are Two Entryways to the Sungei Buloh Mud Experience
If you have arrived at the Mud Experience from the high platform, the way to get down to the boardwalk is via a V-profile rope bridge. If you (or young ones) would rather not take the bridge, there is another entryway to the boardwalk below at the other end, via the Dragonfly Pond.
6. Stay Out of the Mud
Do not enter the mud itself. There is no need to experience it THAT close. Not only could you get stuck in the mud, but remember, it is an ecosystem full of small animals; you may unintentionally end up harming them.
7. Swamp Creatures Look Out For
Some animal species that can be found at the Sungei Buloh Mud Experience include the Bristleworm, Mud Lobster, Fiddler Crab, Mud Crab, Mudskippers, Periwinkle Snail and Mangrove Horseshoe Crab. If you want to find out more about them, head to the platform where there are signboards that provide more information about them.
8. “What’s In My Mud?” Tour
If you are interested in learning more about the creatures found in the mudflats, NParks regularly conducts guided walks called “What’s in my mud?”. To enquire on the next available session, contact Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve at 67941401 or email firstname.lastname@example.org