Jul 30, 2005

after the rain.

rainy morning today preceeded our sungei buloh trip. was a bit depressing watching the dark clouds looming all over outside. and singapore quite small la, so if gloomy in east, chances are, probably gonna rain in kranji too. first time kloggin about a day's event. i usually blog about nonsensical stuff.

anyway, the weather sort of held out and we were met with only a sight drizzle at sungei buloh. unfortunately, the bus service doesn't go all the way to the main entrance unless it's sunday, so we had to walk 1.5km in. thankfully floggie appeared and gave us a lift for the next few meters. i never knew you could squeeze 10 people in a car. i thought that only happened in indonesia or something. 5 people on a vespa. i think it looks more cramped from the front. peter has a better pix.

i'm more used to spotting marine creatures, but we did see some cool bugs today. i'm not including the pix of that gigantic moth that was sneering at me from the low-hanging branches of the tree.
the visitor centre has some fairly interesting taxidermized birds and a sign telling the public that in the light of the recent bird flu outbreak, it's still very safe to visit places with birds such as jurong bird park or sungei buloh. you'd only catch bird flu if an infected bird sneezes or coughs in your path. so watch out for sick sparrows or mynahs.
we also s
potted some archer fish and half-beaks from the bridge. kudos to daniel for advising that half-beaks have a yellow spot that gar fish lack. the half-beaks at sungei buloh seem at least twice the size of the ones we usually see at kusu lagoon. maybe the swamps serve a better buffet.

one thing i love about this place is its quiet beauty. and lack of noisy people. i hate crowds. i really do. here, you can just sit and watch the birds tussle over what matters to them. just take flight.

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them? - Rose Kennedy

3 comments:

fLoGgiE said...
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fLoGgiE said...

Rain, and rain, ... so me thot that going to Sungei Buloh can find mate. Somehow, me think that the iguanas must had either had a feast & the rest of my green friends were too frighten to even croak....

PS. We should join the next contest of squeezing the most number of reef guides into a car. Kilbunny forgot to mention that there was also a mosquitoe in the car which I gladfully dispose of.

greengardn said...

So actually 2nd wife carried 7 people, 1 frog, 1 bunny, 1 mozzie and a garden :o)

Love that quote... Makes me wanna croak too --- The sun'll come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, there'll be sun... Just thinkin' about tomorrow, clears away the cobwebs n the sorrow,'til there's none... When I'm stuck with a day that's gray n lonely, I just stick out my chin n grin, and say... Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow, you're always a day away!