Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay has welcomed a new 15,000m2 nature sanctuary, Kingfisher Wetlands, along its waterfront. It features more than 200 native true mangrove trees and mangrove associates planted amid newly-created water cascades and streamlets, as well as a wildlife lookout that bird-watchers and nature photographers will enjoy. Educational signage helps visitors gain a greater understanding of frequently-spotted wildlife in the area.
The Kingfisher Wetlands comes at a time when Gardens by the Bay is experiencing a spike in visitorship, as more people turn to nature for respite and recreation amid the pandemic. Gardens by the Bay has welcomed more than 10 million visitors since Singapore’s Circuit Breaker lockdown in April 2020.
Development of the sanctuary is made possible by a S$500,000 (US$371,978) donation from Kikkoman Singapore.