can be quite amazing.
Pasir Ris mangroves is small, but has a lovely boardwalk running through it. It allows a close up look at the fascinating mangroves! Such as the mud lobster mounds which are rarely seen nowadays. Here's more about mud lobsters - 'condo developers' of the mangroves!
Tree climbing crabs, which are abundant in Pasir Ris mangroves! They blend in with the mud, except for their brightly coloured pincers!
Giant mudskippers. Often renovating their 'swimming pools' by digging mud out one mouthful at a time! More about our mudskippers.
Malayan water monitor lizard was seen head down in a mudskipper hole, probably trying to catch the occupant! These lizards are abundant in the Pasir Ris mangroves. Small ones are often seen resting on tree branches or sheltering in tree holes.
Shore pit-viper. It is harmless if we leave it alone and admire it from a distance.
Mangrove jellyfish swimming among the trees! Other large fishes may also swarm in with the water. While little crabs and snails scramble up the trees, bringing them closer to you.
Atlas moth emerging from its cocoon near sunset. On a night trip, you may even spot fireflies here and there. But to see them, you need to keep your torch low or switched off.
Archerfishes and halfbeaks.
herons nesting and resting nearby. We can also spot kingfishers and sometimes even the resident one-eyed Buffy fish owl.
Dog-faced water snake at sunset. Often, you can see many snakes as they emerge at dusk to get ready to hunt little fishes.
otter was spotted from this jetty during a family walk!
Lenggadai. NParks has also planted lots of Berembang with pretty pink flowers that only bloom at night. The trees there have grown very tall! Other planted rarities include Gedabu and Tumu berau. As well as Teruntum putih and Teruntum merah.
How to visit Pasir Ris Mangrove Boardwalk?
Join the FREE 11 Feb 2018 (Sun) evening walk for families by the Naked Hermit Crabs! These volunteers hold walks regularly, so do check out their blog and facebook page for updates.
Or visit on your own! The boardwalk is a short stroll from Pasir Ris MRT station. There is parking nearby. It's a great destination for an evening walk, to view interesting wild life that can't be easily see anywhere else!
DIY Pasir Ris Trail Guide which includes the mangrove boardwalk.
Links to more information
- Pasir Ris Park by NParks
Pasir Ris with kids
- 9 Reasons Why Pasir Ris Park Is Awesome For a Day of Exploration from Little Day Out
- Pasir Ris Mangrove Boardwalk by With Kids We Go
On wild shores of singapore
- Marvellous mangroves of Pasir Ris a field trip with NParks
- Mangroves of Pasir Ris with high tide surprises what we saw at high tide
- Special mangrove trees at Pasir Ris Park
- Nights at Pasir Ris mangroves are wild!
- Strange snakey thing at Pasir Ris a night trip at high tide.
- Night walk at Pasir Ris with special snake!
- Why Pasir Ris mangroves are special!
This article is written for Celebrating Singapore Shores as part of International Year of the Reef 2018.