Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve - Singapore or JB

Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve is geographically located at latitude 1° 26' 47" North of the Equator and longitude 103° 43' 45" East of the Prime Meridian on the Map of Singapore. Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve was named after the river, Sungei Buloh, separates the reserve proper from the Nature Reserve Visitor Centre. Sungei Buloh is Malay for 'bamboo river'. Back in 1820, Singapore mangrove forest covered 13% of Singapore land area. Today, only a mere less than 5% remained. For the past decades, the mangrove forest has provided the villagers with shelter, food, fuel and medicine. According to the Straits Settlement Government Gazette Reports of the Botanic Gardens, 1890, the Sungei Buloh area was a forest reserve from 17th April, 1890 and did "Consists entirely of mangrove swamp". However, this "area of 1,128 acres, 3 roods (sic) and 18 poles, more or less" (approximately 457 hectares) ceased to be a forest reserve on 4th April, 1938, according to the Straits Settlement Government Gazette, 1938. Maps of this area on the other hand, have indicated that the area was a forest reserve until 8th April, 1938, and a map dated November, 1966, still indicated the area around Sungei Buloh as a forest reserve. Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve is a 87-hectare park was officially opened on the 6th of December 1993. It includes Pulau Buloh and is situated in North-west of Singapore, between Kranji Reservoir and Sarimbun Reservoir. The park consists of a Visitor Centre, numerous trails and hides for observing resident and migratory birds, a mangrove walkway area, ponds and a car park. The park is a wetland area with three main parts: the reserve proper, the Visitor Centre and Pulau Buloh, an island in the north. Both Pulau Buloh and the Visitor Centre area consist mainly of mangrove, and the reserve proper also contains man-made brackish and freshwater ponds. It is by Kranji Nature Trail, near Neo Tiew Crescent, near Lim Chu Kang Lane 6f, near Neo Tiew Road, near Kranji Way. The following locations related to it are represented by the the shortest path as the crow would fly between any two points and may not be nearest by road.

Strait View Hotel is about 1.8km, Straits View is about 1.8km, M Suites Hotel is about 1.8km, Micasa Hotel is about 2.1km, Hyatt Regency Hotel Johor Bahru is about 2.3km. These are places to stay (hotel, service apartment, inn) located near Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve.

Nyee Phoe Flower Garden is about 0.6km, Max Koi Fish Farm is about 0.9km, Kompleks Mawar is about 2.3km, Muslim Tombstone Workshop is about 3.1km, Lot 1 JB Waterfront City is about 3.8km. These are places to shop (shopping mall, shop houses) located near Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve.

Sungei Buloh Boardwalk is about 0.3km, Tong Tuah Farm is about 0.8km, Lian Wah Hang Bird Farm is about 1.1km, Dragonfish Farm is about 1.3km, Khai Seng Fishmarket is about 1.6km. These are places of interest (attraction) located near Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve.

Maktab Sultan Abu Bakar English College is about 2.3km, Francis Elizebeth School for Blind is about 2.4km, SK Tambatan is about 2.4km, Sekolah Agama Tambatan Tinggi is about 2.5km, Sekolah Engku Tun Aminah Johor Bahru is about 2.5km. These are places of learning (school, college, university) located near Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve.

Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve is about 0km, Kranji Nature Trail is about 0.2km, Open Field near Kranji Dam is about 1.2km, Kranji Way Park is about 1.2km, Lim Chu Kang Jetty is about 2.4km. These are parks, playgrounds, open fields or commons located near Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve.