Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Kranji Reservoir

Description

Kranji Reservoir was a natural river leading to the Johor Straits. A dam was created at the river mouth, impounding waters of the river and thus turning it into a reservoir which was completed in May 1975. Waters in this reservoir is collected from Choa Chu Kang and Bukit Panjang towns.

A park is also developed by the side of the reservoir close to the dam. From the Kranji Reservoir Park, one can get a panoramic view of the Johor Straits. The park has two fishing grounds, one with a rocky bank and the other with a grassy bank.

Kranji Reservoir is also closely associated with the marshlands around it. The Kranji Marshes is an ecologically important habitat with rich birdlife biodiversity, thus attracting many birdwatchers and nature lovers. If lucky, one might even be able to spot the Estuarine Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) in the reservoir.
 

Getting there

There is only one bus that gets to Kranji Reservoir and that is bus 925. Bus 925 can be boarded from Kranji MRT station, which is also the nearest MRT station.

Other Resources

Public Utilities Board. 2010. Collecting every drop of rain. http://www.pub.gov.sg/LongTermWaterPlans/wfall.html. (Accessed October 2012).

References

Tan, H.T.W., L.M. Chou, D.C.J. Yeo & P.K.L. Ng, 2010. The Natural Heritage of Singapore (Third Edition). Pearson Education South Asia Pte Ltd. 323 pp.

Quek, B. S., H. H. Ng, H. T. W. Tan & P. K. L. Ng, 2011. The History of Singapore's Reservoirs. Pp. 59-61. In: Ng, P. K. L., R. T. Corlett & H. T. W. Tan (editors), Singapore Biodiversity. An Encyclopedia of the Natural Environment and Sustainable Development, Editions Didier Millet, Singapore, 552 pp.

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