I have heard much about the mangroves at Sungei Jelutong. We've tried before, but somehow couldn't find a way to reach the mouth of the Sungei.
Before we start, as usual, we have a fortifying breakfast at Pak Ali's shop. Today, delicious homemade nasi lemak! With lots of drinks to take along with us on our little trek.
Tengar merah (Ceriops zippeliana) which are listed as Endangered.
Dungun (Heritiera littoralis)! It must have been about 15m tall! I've not seen such a large one before. It was full of leaves! We didn't want to wade deep into the mangroves as we weren't sure of the route out. So we didn't loiter to closely peer at all the plants in the mangroves.
Seashore pandan (Pandanus tectorius) growing among regular pandan and other lush plants in a small swampy spot. The regular pandan gave a lovely fragrance to the area!
As we were enjoying the calm morning, a boat blasting music started to zoom up and down with a wake boarder in tow.
International Coastal Cleanup Singapore are keeping an eye on the situation. Check out their blog for more on how you can contribute.
The mangroves at Sungei Jelutong are intriguing and I should certainly come back for a longer visit!