Kranji Travel Guide

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Kranji Things to Do

  • Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

    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...

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  • Singapore Turf Club

    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

    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

    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...

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  • Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

    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...

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  • Kranji War Memorial

    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...

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  • Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

    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...

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  • Visit the racecourse

    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...

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  • The Singapore Botanical Gardens and its...

    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...

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  • Aerie Tower

    This is a prominent tower at Sungei Buloh. It is 18m from the ground and to get to the top, you will need to climb 72 steps.. not really that difficult.

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  • Heart-shaped Leaves

    Found many of such plants along the way.. But don't be too tempted to pluck out the leaves for your loved ones.

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  • Interesting Tiles

    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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  • Monitor LIzard

    Our friend here gave me a fright when it just crossed my path before I reached the visitors' centre. Be prepared for such surprise.

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  • Mangrove Boardwalk

    About 500m long and this will take you around half an hour to complete. This is your chance to experience a walk through the mangrove without your feet getting wet or muddy.

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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

    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...

    more
  • Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

    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...

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  • Racecourse

    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.

    more
  • Kranji War Memorial

    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...

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  • Water lilies, plants and animals

    There are some impressive plants, especially those growing in the water such as the water lilies. Keep a close watch and you may be able to spot some beautiful flowers, birds as well as some animals such as the gaint monitor lizard, otters, mudskippers etc.

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  • Watch tower

    Thanks to the watch tower built by the National Parks Board, you can have a bird's eye view of the Kranj area when you are in Sungei Buloh Nature Park.

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  • Kranji Freshwater Marshes

    There are some freshwater marshes along Neo Tiew Avenue of Kranji near to the telecommunication towers, but it may not be easy to find the entrance anymore. I went there years ago and hopefully it is still around.

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  • Migratory Birds

    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 Nature Park

    This is a beautiful place made from mangrove swamps, water flatlands etc which attracts many birds especially during the winter season in the North. You can reach the park by driving, taxi or taking bus no. 925 from Woodlands Bus Interchange. More information is at http://www.sbnp.org

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Kranji Warnings and Dangers

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    by DennyP Written Jan 23, 2012

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    I couldn't beleive the humidity!!...I could hardly breathe!!...I had never in my life experienced such high humidity..Coming from a country with all extremes of weather this was something new for me. That time of the morning the air was so heavy and it was a difficult exercise to walk up the steep hill and gasp for fresh air..I was really so lucky that I had plenty of fresh water with me.
    As I had come to watch the Anzac Day Rememberance Ceremony it was a dawn service at 5.30 am and the air was just so heavy..Carry and drink plenty of water to replace the lost fluid that you will experience...In no time at all your clothes will be wringing wet from body perspiration.Drink plenty of water to replace it..The temperatures here in the tropics are sometimes extreme and dehydration can happen quickly..

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Kranji Off The Beaten Path

  • Mangroves

    Shaded areas indicate the extent of mangrove forest. The Kranji River is an example of a former mangrove estuary dammed to become a freshwater reservoir. It is also the type locality of the "Kranji series" of soils, a characteristic of Singapore mangroves. The mudflats beyond the tree line are continuous with the Mandai and Buloh systems. The...

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  • The Resident Croc in Sungei Buloh

    I was birding near the entrance of the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserves (Singapore) when I heard some shouts coming from the far end of the bridge. Hoping for some excitement, I hurried over and saw some teenagers pointing to what look like a brown log in the water. The park ranger rushed over too, thinking someone might turn into an intrepid Steve...

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  • Yellow Bittern

    Though Singapore is highly urbanised, we do have large pockets of greenery and more than 200 species of birds over here. Here's a rough sample of birds that you can probably see in Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserves.Don't get fooled by my picture. Even though this little fella looks big in closeup, he's only about 38cm big and is probably the smallest...

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Kranji Favorites

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    by victorwkf Written Dec 13, 2003

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    Favorite thing: If you are into nature photography, Kranji will be a very good place for you. I went with a group of my photography friends in 2002 and they had a good time taking photos of the scenery, flowers, birds, small animals etc.

    Photography at Kranji area, Singapore

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