Woodlands Waterfront Park

Last Updated on 2 August 2020

Woodlands Waterfront Park lies at the northern end of Singapore, so far north that we can literally see Johor Bahru from the park.

The park features a 1.5-km waterfront promenade where we can be treated to a panoramic view of the Straits of Johor.

Woodlands Waterfront Park is linked to Admiralty Park via the Admiralty Park Connector. All we have to do is follow the signs from Admiralty Park, hop and skip across the road, and we’re there!

Along the coastal track in Woodlands Waterfront Park, we could hope to catch a glimpse of some of the birds and wildlife hiding amongst the dense trees…

…such as the Striated Heron (Butorides striata)

…the Asian Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa latirostris)

…the Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis)

…the Little Bronze Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx minutillus)

…the Clouded Monitor (Varanus nebulosus)

…and the Long-tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis), also known as the Crab-eating Macaque, for their habit of foraging beaches and mangrove forests for crabs.

During low tide, the mud flats are revealed and we can hopefully see some of the migratory shorebirds that love to forage on the muddy terrain.

If nothing else, we will surely see the Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos), bobbing his tail up and down in rapid fashion while he forages in the mud for juicy treats.

Also regularly hanging out in the vicinity of the mudflats are the Collared Kingfishers (Todiramphus chloris). We were happy to see a family of four calling out to one another as they flew around the mudflat swapping perches.

A jetty jutting out into the Straits of Johor provides a good vantage point for us to spot more of the water birds that hang around the coast.

We were delighted to observe a Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) snag a fantastic catch, and watch him having fun playing with his food before he swallowed the crab whole, legs and all.

Can’t imagine how he could swallow it? Watch him try.