Kranji Things to Do

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    Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

    by bpacker Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    A flying lemur in Singapore!

    The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is one of the first reserves to be established in Singapore and scientist have reckoned that it's about 180 years old. It's also the largest preserved rainforest in Singapore.

    Right in the middle of Singapore, there is a green gem where indigenous species thrive in the wild. Hornbills have been spotted here, along with other unusual birds and animals. The flying lemur is a good example. This unusual animal is capable of gliding from tree to tree using the skin membrane that stretches from its neck to its forepaws to its hind feet to the tip of its wee tail.


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    While the flying lemur thrives in the reserve and is supposedly protected by law, there are some law breakers who would stop at nothing to hurt these creatures. Just recently, a flying lemur and her baby died due to a poaching incident. Some idoit used a sling shot to aim at the poor animal and both parent and child died as a result. How cruel can that be? The poacher was never caught but the incident serves to remind us how fragile nature can be. It's really up to us to conserve our environment by educating the young on appreciating nature.

    Click on the website below for more details if you're keen to visit the reserve.

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    Singapore Turf Club

    by shao_ken Updated Oct 24, 2010

    There be entry to the Singapore Turf Club on race days. Mostly Wednesday (night), Friday (night) and Saturday/Sunday (Noon).

    On S'pore Racedays:
    Lower Grandstand (non-aircon): $3 (ez-link) /$4 (cash)
    Upper Grandstand (air-con): $7 (ez-link) / $8 (cash)

    Have a fun punt! :)

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    Horse Racing

    by StayNuts Written Aug 14, 2008

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    Horse Racing has been a part of Singapore life since 1842 when the first jockey club was formed. Today the Singapore Turf Club is located at kranji at its new headquarters since 1999. The racecourse is one of the best in Asia. Nice place to visit for a night out at the races.

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    Kranji Reservoir Park

    by StayNuts Written Aug 14, 2008

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    There is a Kranji Reservoir Park next to the dam where you can relax and view beautiful scenery of the surroundings, including the Straits of Johor. From here, you can look direclty across to Johor state in Malaysia. Be careful when you are near the water as the reservoir floodgates may open, pouring out water into the sea.

    The Kranji Reservoir is one of the biggest reservoir formed by damming of the Kranji River. There is a road on the dam itself where you can drive across this big reservoir which dominates the landscape, and you can park at the carpark near the dam to explore the surroundings.

    There are many birds in the Kranji area, especially during the migratory season of around Oct to Feb. The best place to view them is of course the Sungei Buloh Nature Park, but the birds can be seen around this area.

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    Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

    by StayNuts Written Aug 14, 2008

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    This huge wetland reserve is a favourite for Singaporeans wanting to experience a bit of nature. The mangrove swamps attract all sorts of migratory birds as well as a wide range of animals such as lizards and fish. A great place to go to catch a glimpse of the island's natural eco-systems.

    opening hours: 7:30am-7pm, on Sundays & PH from 7am. Last admission at 6pm.

    fees: Free on weekdays, during weekends, PH & school holidays, S$1 adults & S$0.50 kids.

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    Kranji War Memorial

    by StayNuts Written Aug 14, 2008

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    Kranji Cemetery commemorates the men and women who fought and died in World War II. Prisoners of war in a camp nearby began a burial ground here, and after the war it was enlarged to provide space for all the casualties. The Kranji War Cemetery is the site of 4,000 graves of servicemen, while the Singapore State Cemetery memorializes the names of over 20,000 who died and have no known graves. Stones are laid geometrically on a slope with a view of the Strait of Johor. The memorial itself is designed to represent the three arms of the services.

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    Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

    by bladedragon Updated Dec 9, 2007
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    There are 3 routes available, excluding mangrove boardwalk (around 500m) at the visitor centre and the nature trail outside the reserve.
    The 3 are:
    1. Mangrove trail route (around 3km)
    2. Mangrove arboretum and prawn pond trail (around 5km)
    3. Freshwater trail (around 2km + mangrove arboretum trail)

    There are some towers and viewing windows around the trails.
    You can easily spot Herons, Egrets, King Fishers and some other migratory birds there.
    Monitor lizards and mudskippers are everywhere, some lucky ones might even spot Otters or even Aligators.

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    Visit the racecourse

    by shao_ken Written May 31, 2007

    The Kranji Racecourse is a very nice place to visit if you are ABOVE THE AGE OF 18! There is the lower grandstand (non-aircon) and the upper grandstand (aircon). Look out for racedays which can be obtained from newspapers in Singapore for example, The Straits Times and The New Paper!

    The new giant screen gives people a nice view of the races! You can even try punting.

    Singapore Racedays
    Admission to the Lower Grandstand (non-air-conditioned public level) is S$3 while admission to the Upper Grandstand (air-conditioned public level) is S$7.

    Malaysia Racedays
    Admission to the Lower Grandstand (non-air-conditioned public level) is S$3 while admission to the Upper Grandstand (air-conditioned public level) is S$5 to S$7.

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    The Singapore Botanical Gardens and its mascot

    by bpacker Updated May 23, 2006

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    File Pix - Leaping Lizards!

    Singapore's very own Central Park, a green oasis in the middle of the city with primary jungle trees and ornamental flowers. Also known for her fine restaurants and eateries within the park fringes.

    Other than the nature reserve in Bukit Timah, Singapore has another green oasis. This one is close to Orchard road and its persence has given us the reputation of being a city that has a significant area of primary rainforest within its boundaries - the other being Rio de Janeiro!

    Interesting tip: The mascot for the Singapore Botanical Gardens is the Common Gliding Lizard. A cute creature really, like the flying lemur, it's capable of parachuting from one tree to another using its flap of skin between its wee ribs. You can buy a T-shirt with the lizzie at the Singapore Botanical Gardens Shop.

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    Interesting Tiles

    by y_lyn Written Apr 29, 2006

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    While doing the mangrove walk, you will find 2 or 3 huts with interesting tiles at the roof. So don't forget to look up and admire these cute, interesting tiles, probably drawn by young children as well.

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    Visitor Centre

    by y_lyn Written Apr 29, 2006

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    Visitor Centre

    You will need to pay for your admission here. $1 for adult and $0.50 for children, students and senior citizens. Pick up a free pamphlet here and plan your route. For those who want to follow free guided tour may register here too.

    Opening Hours: 7.30am to 7.00pm on weekdays
    7.00am to 7.00pm on Sundays & Public Holidays

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    Kranji Reservoir Park

    by signedbytheo Updated Jan 17, 2006
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    There is a Kranji Reservoir Park next to the dam where you can relax and view beautiful scenery of the surroundings, including the Straits of Johor. From here, you can look direclty across to Johor state in Malaysia. Be careful when you are near the water as the reservoir floodgates may open, pouring out water into the sea.

    The Kranji Reservoir is one of the biggest reservoir formed by damming of the Kranji River. There is a road on the dam itself where you can drive across this big reservoir which dominates the landscape, and you can park at the carpark near the dam to explore the surroundings.

    There are many birds in the Kranji area, especially during the migratory season of around Oct to Feb. The best place to view them is of course the Sungei Buloh Nature Park, but the birds can be seen around this area.

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    • National/State Park
    • Photography

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    Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

    by signedbytheo Updated Jan 17, 2006

    This huge wetland reserve is a favourite for Singaporeans wanting to experience a bit of nature. The mangrove swamps attract all sorts of migratory birds as well as a wide range of animals such as lizards and fish. A great place to go to catch a glimpse of the island's natural eco-systems.

    opening hours: 7:30am-7pm, on Sundays & PH from 7am. Last admission at 6pm.

    fees: Free on weekdays, during weekends, PH & school holidays, S$1 adults & S$0.50 kids.

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    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • Birdwatching

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    Racecourse

    by signedbytheo Updated Jan 17, 2006

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    Horse Racing has been a part of Singapore life since 1842 when the first jockey club was formed. Today the Singapore Turf Club is located at kranji at its new headquarters since 1999. The racecourse is one of the best in Asia. Nice place to visit for a night out at the races.

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    Kranji War Memorial

    by signedbytheo Written Jan 17, 2006

    Kranji Cemetery commemorates the men and women who fought and died in World War II. Prisoners of war in a camp nearby began a burial ground here, and after the war it was enlarged to provide space for all the casualties. The Kranji War Cemetery is the site of 4,000 graves of servicemen, while the Singapore State Cemetery memorializes the names of over 20,000 who died and have no known graves. Stones are laid geometrically on a slope with a view of the Strait of Johor. The memorial itself is designed to represent the three arms of the services.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits

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