WHERE TO GO

Nature enthusiast Jonathan Tan offers ideas on how tourists can enjoy nature in Singapore.

BEST SPOT TO CATCH SUNRISE:

ST JOHN'S ISLAND


St John's Island. PHOTO: MARCUS NG

Visitors may stay overnight on the island dotted with casuarina trees. They can watch the sun rise against the backdrop of the city.

BEST SPOT FOR BIRDWATCHING:

SUNGEI BULOH WETLAND RESERVE


The egret birds are frequent visitors during the migratory season, often seen dashing about, chasing after its prey in the shallows at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
PHOTO: NATIONAL PARKS

The reserve is recognised as a site of international importance for migratory birds, some from as far as Siberia, to escape winter. It is well-known among birdwatchers.

BEST SPOT FOR SEA BREEZE:

CHANGI POINT (NEAR CHANGI VILLAGE)


The rustic coastal 2.6km boardwalk along the coastline at Changi Point.
ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

From there, visitors will be treated to a view of Pulau Ubin, Pulau Tekong and Johor, Malaysia. It is also a good spot for reflection, according to Mr Tan.

MOST FAMILY-FRIENDLY SPOT:

BISHAN PARK


The Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

Home to a family of otters, the park has streams where children can catch small fish with a net.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 08, 2015, with the headline 'WHERE TO GO'. Print Edition | Subscribe