Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Mandai Mangrove and Mudflat opens in mid-2022

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By Tifanny Fumiko Tay, The New Paper, 08 October 2018 at 06:00 am


(From left, foreground) NParks director of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve How Choon Beng, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and Second Minister for National Development Desmond Lee (in blue) walking in the reserve.
PHOTO: (From left, foreground) NParks director of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve How Choon Beng, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and Second Minister for National Development Desmond Lee (in blue) walking in the reserve.
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Mandai Mangrove and Mudflat will be near Sungei Buloh reserve

Nature lovers and birdwatchers will have a new park to visit when the Mandai Mangrove and Mudflat opens in mid-2022.

Second Minister for National Development Desmond Lee announced yesterday that the mudflat, about 3km from the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, will be designated a nature park as part of efforts to strengthen the conservation of wetland biodiversity in Singapore.

The 72.8ha park will sit along two upcoming recreational routes; it will form the northernmost point of the Rail Corridor, and an eco-discovery corridor as part of the Park Connector Network's Round Island Route.



Mandai Mangrove and Mudflat is a 15.4 hectare patch of mangrove swamp located along the northwestern coast of Singapore.
PHOTO: Mandai Mangrove and Mudflat is a 15.4 hectare patch of mangrove swamp located along the northwestern coast of Singapore. Once part of an extensive mangrove that stretched as far as Lim Chu Kang and Sungei Buloh 5km to the west, Mandai Mangrove and Mudflat, together with the other mangrove forests in the network has been reduced to an isolated patch.
The 72.8ha park will sit along two upcoming recreational routes; it will form the northernmost point of the Rail Corridor, and an eco-discovery corridor as part of the Park Connector Network's Round Island Route.
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The National Parks Board (NParks), which took over the management of the mudflat this month, will provide a minimal level of amenities to minimise visitor impact to the mudflat.

These could include a nature trail, bicycle racks and bird hides that will give visitors a panoramic view of migratory birds feeding at the mudflat.



The National Parks Board (NParks), which took over the management of the mudflat this month, will provide a minimal level of amenities to minimise visitor impact to the mudflat.
PHOTO: The National Parks Board (NParks), which took over the management of the mudflat this month, will provide a minimal level of amenities to minimise visitor impact to the mudflat.
These could include a nature trail, bicycle racks and bird hides that will give visitors a panoramic view of migratory birds feeding at the mudflat.
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Speaking at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve yesterday, Mr Lee, who is also Minister for Social and Family Development, said the reserve and mudflat serve as important resting and feeding stops for birds flying south for the winter.

Migratory shorebirds travel thousands of kilometres from as far north as the Arctic Circle to as far south as Australia and New Zealand, making stops along the way in countries such as China, Vietnam and Singapore to refuel.

But with many rest stops along their route lost or affected by developments overseas, Sungei Buloh, a major stopover, plays a "critical role for their survival", said Mr Lee.



The reserve and mudflat serve as important resting and feeding stops for birds flying south for the winter.
PHOTO: From surveys and radio-tracking of shorebirds in recent years, NParks confirmed that the majority of shorebirds that roost in the wetland reserve at high tide would fly to look for food at the extensive mudflat exposed at low tide. Molluscs, crustaceans and worms are among the creatures found in abundance at the mudflat.
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Both the mudflat and the wetland reserve are ecologically inter-dependent habitats for shorebirds.
PHOTO: Both the mudflat and the wetland reserve are ecologically inter-dependent habitats for shorebirds.
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"Despite our small size, Singapore can continue to serve as a safe haven for these shorebirds and an important player in the international biodiversity scene," he said.

Data collected by NParks shows the reserve and mudflat share an "intimate ecological connection", and the new nature park will provide more research and education opportunities, he said.


The Mandai Mangrove site is designated as a new nature park that will sit along two upcoming recreational routes.
PHOTO: The Mandai Mangrove site is designated as a new nature park that will sit along two upcoming recreational routes. Data collected by NParks shows the reserve and mudflat share an "intimate ecological connection", and the new nature park will provide more research and education opportunities.
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The move to conserve the mudflat was hailed as a vital step in preserving Singapore's natural heritage.

World Wide Fund for Nature Singapore chairman Joseph Koh said the nature community had lobbied for many years to have the area protected.



ESM Goh Chok Tong (centre, in white) uses a binoculars to observe wildlife at Sungei Buloh.
PHOTO: ESM Goh Chok Tong (centre, in white) uses a binoculars to observe wildlife at Sungei Buloh. He was the Guest-of-Honour at the 25th anniversary celebration of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, where it was announced that the Mandai mangrove and mudflats would be Singapore’s newest nature park, October 7, 2018.
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"I'm glad to see it finally happened... The place is special because it is species-rich and has a few mangrove trees that are found nowhere else in Singapore," he said.

NParks group director for conservation Adrian Loo said NParks can now take action against poaching and facilitate research in the Mandai Mangrove and Mudflat, home to rare plant and wildlife species.



The Mandai Mangrove and Mudflat, opening in 2022, will be Singapore’s newest nature park.
PHOTO: The Mandai Mangrove and Mudflat, opening in 2022, will be Singapore’s newest nature park.
Situated three kilometers east of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve — which just celebrated its 25th anniversary on Sunday, when the National Parks Board (NParks) made the announcement — the 73 hectare area will comprise of a 26 hectare mangrove forest and a 42 hectare mudflat. Ecologically connected to Sungei Buloh, the park will be located along two upcoming recreational routes: the Rail Corridor and the Round Island Route.
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By Tifanny Fumiko Tay, The New Paper, 08 October 2018 at 06:00 am
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The place is special because it is species-rich and has a few mangrove trees that are found nowhere else in Singapore.
PHOTO: The place is special because it is species-rich and has a few mangrove trees that are found nowhere else in Singapore.
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NParks group director for conservation Adrian Loo said NParks can now take action against poaching and facilitate research in the Mandai Mangrove and Mudflat, home to rare plant and wildlife species.
PHOTO: NParks group director for conservation Adrian Loo said NParks can now take action against poaching and facilitate research in the Mandai Mangrove and Mudflat, home to rare plant and wildlife species.
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The move to conserve the mudflat was hailed as a vital step in preserving Singapore's natural heritage.
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Mandai Mangrove and Mudflat will be near Sungei Buloh reserve
PHOTO: Mandai Mangrove and Mudflat will be near Sungei Buloh reserve
Nature lovers and birdwatchers will have a new park to visit when the Mandai Mangrove and Mudflat opens in mid-2022.
The new nature park will provide more research and education opportunities.
PHOTO: The National Parks Board (NParks), which took over the management of the mudflat this month, will provide a minimal level of amenities to minimise visitor impact to the mudflat.
The mudflat, about 3km from the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, will be designated a nature park as part of efforts to strengthen the conservation of wetland biodiversity in Singapore.
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Reference

[1] Tifanny Fumiko Tay, The New Paper, New nature park to open in 2022, posted on 08 October 2018 at 06:00 am, https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/new-nature-park-open-2022


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