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Old Wednesday 21st January 2004, 22:06   #1
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Trip to Singapore - Request for info

Evening all,

I am going to Singapore for 8 days with my partner at the end of Feb 2004 and, whilst not a birding holiday, will be fitting in time for a few birding trips during the course of the trip (there is only so much shopping a man can take ).

What I wanted to know is any site and bird info any one may have to make my time most productive.

I intend to do the Botanical Gardens, Burkit Timor and Sungei Buloh but other than that I am a sponge waiting to soak up knowledge!

I also have the possibility of popping across the border, within day trip distance, into Malysia so if anyone has any tips for here they would be gratefully recieved.

Lastly, a recommendation of the best bird book(s) to buy would also be hugely appreciated.

Many thanks to you all in advance.

Matthew
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My trip report from a few years ago might be useful.

http://members.datafast.net.au/clark...s/singpore.htm

I bought "The birds of Singapore" by Lim and Gardner (1997).
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Old Thursday 22nd January 2004, 19:40   #3
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Macritchie reservoir is good and some wetlands up near Chengi area but I can't remember the exact name but there is a reserve there.

Field guide to the birds of South East Asia by Craig Robson is the book and it's great!
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Old Friday 23rd January 2004, 19:42   #4
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Thanks Guys

Craig Robson's book look a good un - I shall probably go for that.

Does any one have any access info for the McKenzie Res area - best spots to go etc and also the Serangoon estuary?

I have been looking for close sites in Malaysia - the only one I've seen is Panti Forest about 2 hours away (any others?). If any one has any info - especially on the feasibility of a day trip - how to get there, is it worth it in the time etc.. I would be very grateful.

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Old Friday 23rd January 2004, 19:50   #5
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Hi Matthew

the OBC has a web group on Yahoo where I'm sure people would be able to give you very precise access details to Singapore. Panti forest is good I've heard and would cetainly add a few nice birds


'orientalbirding' into google will pull up the webgroup

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