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Punggol Grassland Baya Weaver Baya Weaver Common Tailorbird Yellow-bellied Prinia Yellow-bellied Prinia Brown Shrike Brown Shrike Long-tailed Shrike Zitting Cisticola Black-headed Munia Scaly-breasted Munia White-headed Munia Lesser Coucal Lesser Coucal Lesser Coucal Pacific Swallow Black-shouldered Kite Zebra Dove Oriental Reed Warbler Oriental Reed Warbler Large-tailed Nightjar Yellow Wagtail Common Sandpiper Common Sandpiper Common Sandpiper Little-ringed Plover Little-ringed Plover Little-ringed Plover Wood Sandpiper Wood Sandpiper Common Redshank Common Redshank Ruddy-breasted Crake Ruddy-breasted Crake Ruddy-breasted Crake Swinhoe's Snipe Swinhoe's Snipe Common Snipe Common Snipe Greater Painted-Snipe Greater Painted-Snipe Greater Painted-Snipe Greater Painted-Snipe Greater Painted-Snipe Greater Painted-Snipe


This is a gallery dedicated to the temporary grasslands of Singapore. I call them temporary because these grasslands do not occur naturally but are man-made. In Singapore where land is scarce, reclaiming land from sea is a common practice. These reclaimed land sites are reclaimed and then left for a couple of years to stabilize and then prepared for development. Sites are found at areas such as Punggol, Changi (see gallery on Tanah Merah), Marina East and Simpang. The site such as Marina East are now being developed into a golf course. These sites show the resilience of nature as grass grows, marshes are formed and birdlife increases. To me, it also shows that with just a little help, we can actually do a lot to create beautiful nature places in Singapore.

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46 photos found in the category 'Birds' . sorting: 'author's order/descending order'. This gallery has 46 photos in total. Gallery was launched 2005-12-27. Combined page views in this gallery is 819565. Easy link to this gallery is http://www.naturestops.com/gallery/list.php?exhibition=30. Photo gallery code generated by Exhibit Engine 2.02. All rights reserved. All unauthorized usage forbidden.