Sentosa's wild shores

Sentosa's rich wild shores are featured by Audrey Tan in this Straits Times article.
Mangroves with Singapore's "last bastion of a sustainable and healthy population of the original bakau pasir" and magnificent heritage trees. Natural rocky shores and cliffs cloaked in rare coastal forest. Where an amazing variety of birds can be found. All lovingly looked after by a dedicated team at Sentosa.


Sentosa offers many nature activities. Including shore walks in the later part of the year to celebrate International Year of the Reef.

From Audrey's article "Walk on the wild side in Sentosa" Straits Times 14 Feb 18.

FREE NATURE ACTIVITIES ON SENTOSA

HERITAGE TREE TOUR

Learn about some of the 26 carefully conserved heritage trees on the island from Sentosa Development Corporation's officers.

WHEN: The last Saturday of every month, 10am to 11am.
WHERE: Sentosa Nature Discovery, Imbiah Lookout.
HOW TO SIGN UP: Register and find out more at nature@sentosa.com.sg

BIRD WALK

What types of birds can be found on Sentosa? Learn more from the avian experts at the Nature Society (Singapore).

WHEN: Twice a year, 8am to 10am.
WHERE: Sentosa Nature Discovery, Imbiah Lookout; Imbiah Nature Area; Siloso Skywalk.
HOW TO SIGN UP: Get updates on the walks at www.sentosa.com.sg/State-Specials/Events/ Sentosa-Nature-and-Bird-Walk

BIODIVERSITY WATCH CITIZEN SCIENCE PROGRAMME ON SENTOSA

Do your part for science by helping to spot and take notes on four types of animals - herons, garden birds, butterflies and dragonflies.

This is a programme organised by the National Parks Board (NParks).

Sentosa has collaborated with them to include nature spots on the island.

WHEN: Twice a year for each animal group.

WHERE:

  • Serapong mangrove (Heron watch )
  • Imbiah Nature Area or Skywalk (Garden bird watch)
  • Siloso Eco Pond (Butterfly watch)
  • Serapong/Ficus/Siloso/ Palawan Eco Ponds
  • Siloso Spring (Dragonfly Watch)

HOW TO SIGN UP: Find out more on NParks' website at www.nparks.gov.sg/ biodiversity/community-in-nature-initiative

SILOSO HEADLAND INTERTIDAL PROGRAMME

This year is being celebrated around the world as the International Year of the Reef.

Sentosa will be conducting free guided walks along the Tanjong Rimau rocky shores in the later half of the year.

Learn more about the critters that can be found in this habitat on these tours.

WHEN: May to August.
WHERE: Siloso headland.
HOW TO SIGN UP: Details will be announced later.
Check Sentosa's website for more information.

WALKING, CYCLING TRAILS

Those who prefer to explore the island in their free time can do so along its multiple walking and cycling trails.

There are six walking trails in Sentosa that add up to a total of about 7.5km.

They are the Sentosa Boardwalk Trail, Resorts World Sentosa Trail, Merlion Trail, Imbiah Trail, Coastal Trail and Palawan Trail.

The Marang Trail and the Southern Ridges are now connected to the Sentosa Walking Trail via VivoCity and HarbourFront.

There are signboards to guide guests along the trails.

There are also three cycling routes stretching 12km.

For more information on Sentosa's cycling tracks, visit https://www.sentosa.com.sg/Plan-Your-Visit/getting-around

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