As usual, there are well-trodden paths that lead to these urban mangroves as they are often quite well visited by anglers! I saw traces of railway tracks and only later realised the railway did cross the Sungei!
Api-api ludat (Avicennia officinalis) trees here. They were all flowering today!
Api-api Jambu (Avicennia marina).
his paper about this and other exotic plants have escaped into the wild.
Bakau putih (Bruguiera cylindrica) is as usual, the most common tree. Producing lots of seedlings.
Nyireh bunga (Xylocarpus granatum) with typical peeling bark.
as bad as at Kranji, at least for the short stretch that I walked today.
visited those a few times.
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Mangroves were even considered in the plans for Westgate - Gateway to the Jurong Lake District: "Westgate reflects a juxtaposition of Jurong’s original landscape and rural texture against aspirations for its future... A high-rise modern retail and commercial zone is separated by a calm, semi-outdoor landscaped village green that alludes to rivers and mangroves that once made up the landscape of Jurong. This village green will provide a space for the community to meet and socialise."