The Kranji Marshes wetlands which is known for having the largest freshwater marshland in Singapore has been opened on February 1, 2016. The wetlands have been opened for the public with guided tours which will begin by the end of February 2016.
The place is located next to Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and has more than 170 species of birds, 54 species of butterflies and 33 species of dragonflies. The Kranji Marshes is in two separate areas, one is the public area while the restricted core area can be accessed only through tours. Under the public area the visitors will have access to a 10.65 metre tall Raptor Tower to have a panoramic view of the surrounding marshes.
Moreover there are also blinds that have open air structures that will allow the visitors the wildlife. Every month there will be two guided tours beginning from February 27, 2016. The first are offered by the National Parks Board and will take place in the evenings. The visitors during this guided tour will be able to learn about the diversity about biodiversity in the marsh, woodland and grass habitats.
The second one is the morning tour that is organized by the Nature Society of Singapore and will showcase on bird watching.
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