My young friend Melissa Cheong is back in Singapore for the Chinese New Year hols, and despite all the family get togethers, she’s still finding time to head out and run.
Melissa sent me photos from her leisurely dawn run in Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, which I admit I’d never heard of before.
It’s up in the extreme NW of the island, like so:
This wetland is an important stop-over point for migratory birds, many from Siberia, on their way to Australia to escape the winter.
According to good ol’ Wikipedia “…among the many birds that can be spotted feeding on the diverse fauna variety of worms and molluscs, are Eurasian whimbrel, common greenshank, common redshank, Mongolian plover, curlew sandpiper, marsh sandpiper and Pacific golden plover, yellow bittern and cinnamon bittern. Lucky visitors to the reserve may be able to spot the resident family of smooth otters, as well as the rare lesser whistling-duck, and the rare milky stork.”
Now I know Melissa didn’t see otters yesterday, because she told me she’s planning on running in a different part of Singapore next week, hoping to spot otters 😛 but in the meantime take a look at what she did see:
I can see why this is such a favourite spot for runners and walkers – just look at this track (below):
Right, so onto the Running To Do list goes Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
Thanks, Melissa, and #keeprunning #keepinspiring.
And don’t forget – we’re waiting for the otter photos 🙂