Saturday, January 9, 2010

Pasir Ris Park

January 9, 2010

The term Pasir Ris is Malay for 'beach bolt-rope', implying a narrow beach. This charming and tranquil park offers modern park activities such as pony rides, water sports, cycling, inline skating and barbeque rental, but also features a carefully preserved 6-ha mangrove forest.

Boardwalks built into this mangrove forest bring visitors closer to the inhabitants of the mangrove community. Bird enthusiasts can also observe birds from the 3-storey high Bird Watching Tower located within the mangrove forest. (N Parks)

A late afternoon stroll by the Sungei Api Api within the park turned out to be rather pleasant as I caught a small bird wave. Bird calls were noisy and the birds were hopping all over the mangrove trees, while some other birds were chasing each other.

Here are a couple of birds which I managed to capture on camera.



Nearer the beach, where the wind is strong, House Crows ride the winds. Here's one handsome crow taking a rest from its wind surfing:


To be continued ...

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