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It was the end of the March school holidays, the weather wasn’t too hot, and we had been cooped up in the house all day, so we decided to head outdoors. We wanted to go somewhere far that we wouldn’t normally go to, as if we were having a mini road trip in Singapore. We ended up checking out the newish extension at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

Unforunately there were some trails that were undergoing upgrading works, but we did manage to play at the Junior Adventure Trail for a bit. I had read up on this prior to going and had expected a bigger play area, but the kids had fun nonetheless.

At the Junior Adventure Trail you can pretend to cross a mangrove swamp using a pulley boat, play among pencil roots, and climb about some prop roots. If I didn’t drag the kids away, they could have stayed here to play for an even longer time than they did. They liked racing from one end of the trail to the other.

On the pulley boat. They were competing with another pair of kids

On the pulley boat. They were competing with another pair of kids

Hop hop hop!

Hop hop hop through the pencil roots!

Climb climb climb up the prop roots!

Climb climb climb up the prop roots!

Fishes? Insects?

Hang on tight!

Jumping on giant mudskippers

Jumping on giant mudskippers

We did a short walk to one of the lookout points that had a good view of Johor Bahru.

Look out point. From the road, this structure really blends into the surroundings.

Look out point. From the road, this structure really blends into the surroundings.

JB in the distance

JB in the distance

The one thing that we all really wanted to experience were the mudflats that you could walk through. I thought the boys might not be too keen on the idea because they’d get their feet dirty, but they surprised me by being very excited at the prospect. It was located at the other end of Sungei Buloh, so we decided to drive to the other side instead of walking since the connecting path was closed.

Unfortunately, when we got to the other side the weather took a turn for the worse. There was thunder and lightening, and the sky turned black very quickly. The rain started pelting down and we had to postpone our exploration of the mudflats. But we’ll be back!

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