Private Reserve (Jazz On The Vine)

Alone on a public holiday while Fadelinah and Ooyah are back in Kuala Lumpur with the Teban posse, I seized the opportunity to venture to the Sungai Buloh Wetland Reserve this afternoon. Thought it would be worth a trip to this rather isolated location where I would probably be able to take a few shots of some wild life, and perhaps even a detour to the Kranji War Memorial after that before heading home. Alas, only managed the former as it proved to be rather tiring walking around the compounds of the reserve. Not really that much wild life to take pictures of anyway. Should have taken heed of what one regular of the place mentioned; that the birds are aplenty only in the early hours of the morning and mostly disappear by noon. Did see a few tree-climbing crabs though, and a couple of jumping fishes while walking down the planked bridges around the mangrove swamps.

Navigating the reserve without the map supplied at the entrance could be risky, as the signs at various junctions of the reserve are misleading and could lead to one circling the same routes with neither a hint of the exit. However, there are a few vantage points offering panoramic views of the surroundings, should one need a quicker guide to it. I didn’t realise the reserve is that close to Malaysia until I saw a few familiar buildings along the Straits of Johor while at the edge of one of the mangrove swamps.

Not too sure if I’ll visit the place again, since I would probably get to see more birds inside Chinese Garden itself on any given early morning.

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~ by blackcadillac73 on May 9, 2009.

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