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Too little time to see everything, you say? This itinerary is proof that you can take in the country’s most enjoyable experiences in just three days.
Drop in on some of our top nature and wildlife attractions – you might even make new friends!
Be mesmerised by stunning waterfront views at the award-winning horticultural destination that is Gardens by the Bay.
In modern times, over half of the naturally occurring fauna and flora in Singapore is present only in nature reserves, which comprise only 0.25% of Singapore's land area. Estimates made in 2003 have said that the rapid habitat destruction will culminate in a loss of 13-42% of populations in all of Southeast Asia.
Singapore currently contains 1358 species of native vascular plants, of which approximately 759 are critically endangered.
Singapore has an estimated 23,000–28,000 species of terrestrial organisms and 12,000–17,000 marine organisms, making up over 40,000 kinds of non-microbial organisms.
Examples include the introduced or ‘alien’ species that are accidentally or deliberately brought in by humans such as exotic pets, food materials, soil, or escaped or released wildlife. These ‘aliens’ often compete with native species, and can cause significant damage while others can be benign or even beneficial. However, the effects are normally only realised many years later, making it too late to introduce any preventive measures.
Occurence of Malayan Civet, Viverra tangalunga in Singapore. - NIS
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Singapore's newly minted UNESCO World Heritage site is more than just a park. Here are 8 things you did not know about the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Singapore is responsible for the conservation and good management of its native flora and fauna. This is especially true of our endemic species, which are unique to the country. Scientists and naturalists contribute sightings and other information that help to evaluate the status of animal species, indicating where conservation actions are needed to assist threatened and endangered wildlife.
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Singapore is the occasional home of 395 species of birds (out of which roughly 180 species are resident birds).
*Sambar were once extirpated in Singapore; recent populations are likely to be individuals escaped from captivity.
The lush and beautiful Gardens by the Bay is dominated by the sleekly sculptured biodomes – marvels of architecture, design and engineering.
Singapore has roughly 80 species of mammals (out of 11 different orders) including 45 species of bat and three species of non-human primates. Currently the only introduced species in Singapore is the variable squirrel. The abundance of bats however has been decreasing rapidly due to a habitat loss of over 95%.
Take a walk on the wild side at these beautiful parks, lush nature reserves and forest trails across the island.
Packed with shows and activities, you’ll find a lot more than just birds at the Jurong Bird Park.
Singapore’s many picturesque gardens are a welcome respite after your adventures in the city.
Need to detox from hectic mainland living? At the Southern Islands, the only thing you’ll be bothered by is a talkative cat (or ten).
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Pockets of amazing natural wonders can be found throughout Singapore, providing a welcome respite from the bustle of the city.
Wildlife Of Singapore
NSS Vertebrate Study Group. (2014). A Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles and Mammals of Singapore.
Singapore has 30 species of amphibians (out of which two species, the painted bull frog and the American bullfrog, are introduced species).
Some groups are more easily discernible, with very accurate species counts. We have recorded a total of 384 species of birds and at least 2,100 native vascular plants, of which more than 1,500 species are classified as extant in Singapore. In contrast, the diversity of life in freshwater and marine habitats is less, especially the smaller aquatic organisms, on the numbers of bacteria, fungi and single-celled organisms in Singapore.
The wildlife of Singapore is surprisingly diverse despite its rapid urbanisation. The majority of fauna that still remains on the island exists in various nature reserves such as the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.
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Singapore’s native species were thriving even before the arrival of man or flourished after coming from elsewhere in the region under their own powers of dispersal. A continuing process, colonisation brings new species, either temporarily or permanently to Singapore.
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Despite having only a total land area of 707 sq km, Singapore is home to a significant array of plant and animal species. Click on the links below to learn more about the various plant and animal species found in Singapore.
A new Singapore locality for the caecelian, Ichthyophis paucisulcus - NIS
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Singapore contains a relatively large number of reptiles, a total of about 110 species (4 of which are introduced). Most of the species, roughly 75 are snakes (mainly Colubrid snakes).
We invite you to explore some of the lushest gardens around the island that you’ve probably never even heard about, let alone visit.
This picturesque slice of nature of Chek Jawa offers up one of Singapore’s richest eco-systems.