Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Woodlands Waterway

One of my favorite park that I like to visit is no other than Woodlands Waterway. Besides overseeing the Straits of Johor, otters and even crab eating monkey are often spotted here.
 Oh. Look what I saw even before I enter the park!
Causeway, Johor
 It was a beautiful morning.
Common Sand Piper
 Saw several Common Sand Piper walking on the sand bar.
Yellow Vented Bulbul
From the bridge, I walk over to the garden area and this is where I saw more feathered friends such as this Yellow Vented Bulbul.
Pink Neck Green Pigeon
 A male Pink Neck Green Pigeon
Asian Glossy Starling
 Asian Glossy Starling
 Painted Stork
 Even a cross border Painted Stork
White Throated King Fisher
 A White Throated King Fisher quietly perched on the branch waiting for prey.
There are several beautiful butterfly in the park too.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Pulau Ubin

Can't remember when was the last time I visited Pulau Ubin. Changi Village is the place you should go and take a 10-15 mins boat (ferry) ride from Changi Point Ferry Terminal if you are planning to visit Pulau Ubin.
Changi jetty
The boat will pass through Changi beach after the terminal before go north to Pulau Ubin.
During this short journey, you may see grey heron, little terns, white belly sea eagle, etc that will fly across.
Do spend some time to read the Do & Don't before you start your exploration on the island.
Pekan Quarry
The lake may be beautiful and the warning sign is there for a reason. In fact this is a quarry before it was filled up by rain water.
Pekan Quarry
A distance shot of the Pekan Quarry. Isn't it beautiful?
Monitor lizard
No this is not crocodile but water monitor lizard.
Oriental pied hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris)
Pulau Ubin is one place in Singapore that sighting of Oriental Pied Hornbill is almost certain.
Oriental pied hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris)
I saw them almost every few minutes.
Oriental pied hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris)

Oriental pied hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris)

Oriental pied hornbill (Anthracoceros albirostris)
Some from far some of them just few meters away.
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
Another sure see birds on the island is Grey heron.
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)
This is also a good place to practise you flight shot. I took this photo with just my compact camera.
White-Bellied Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)
Saw several White belly sea eagle.
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)
Another raptor that I saw is Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)
Changeable lizard
Changeable lizard taking sun bath under the sunlight.
Pulau UBin is one place in Singapore that the time stand still. This place is still retain the look of the 60's.
The landscape across the straits over the main island of Singapore is still changing and let's hope the Pulau Ubin can continue the 60's look as long as possible as Ubin is consider the last kampung (village) in Singapore...

Monday, February 29, 2016

MacRitchie Nature Trail

If you want to start your nature/wildlife photography, Mac Ritchie reservoir is the place that will suit photographer or photographer to be. From landscape, macro to wildlife, you name it, it has it. 
Mac Ritchie reservoir
I always like to start my walk here early in the morning. Beside the cooler weather, the reflection on the water when the sun rise is so beautiful.
Malayan water monitor lizard
As I start my walk, this Malayan water monitor lizard is having it's breakfast too. I have no idea what it was but it took the lizard around 5 minutes to swallow it.
MacRitchie Boardwalk
One of my favorite stretch is this boardwalk. Whenever I pass this area, there sure to have some surprises for me. I usually spotted birds & snake around this area. This place is also good for Instagram... natural green tunnel!
MacRitchie Nature Trail
This is not mirage... but is real. The building at the background is Bishan/Ang Mo Kio area. Isn't it beautiful when this place is still misty? The mist will be gone once the weather get hotter.
MacRitchie Nature Trail
Another Instagram hot spot... photo taken on top of the Jelutong tower.
MacRitchie Nature Trail

MacRitchie Nature Trail
I have no idea what insect is this.
Dragonfly, MacRitchie Nature Trail
This dragonfly almost invisible as the camouflage is really realistic.
Common Parasol
One of the very beautiful and common dragonfly in Singapore - Common Parasol
 Blue-tail bee-eater (Merops philippinus)
When there are lots of dragonfly, there will be bee-eater, such as this Blue-tailed bee-eater
Pink necked green pigeon
A female Pink necked green pigeon
Asian glossy starling (Aplonis panayensis)
A juvenile Asian glossy starling (Aplonis panayensis) feeding on this fruiting tree.
Slender squirrel
Saw this very cute & tiny Slender squirrel while I.m on the way out.
Twin-barred tree snake (Chrysopelea pelias)

Twin-barred tree snake (Chrysopelea pelias)
Another excitement before I leave the forest is this beautiful Twin-barred tree snake (Chrysopelea pelias).