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Nature walks or tours at Kranji Marshes

Free of charge

Ways to enjoy nature at Kranji Marshes

Explore the freshwater marsh, woodland and grass habitats and discover the plants and animals in one of these ways:

  • Do a self-guided walk at your own pace.
  • Join a guided tour.

Self-guided walk

Take a walk down Neo Tiew Woods to the Raptor Tower.

Watch this video to find out more:

Quick facts

  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Distance: 1km (one way)
  • Estimated walking time: 20 minutes (one way)

What to look out for

  • Birds and reptiles, such as woodpeckers and monitor lizards. Eagles can often be seen perching on tall trees.
  • Visit one of the bird hides at the Marsh Station for a chance to observe shy marsh birds such as the Purple Swamphen and Common Moorhen.
  • Enjoy a panoramic view of Kranji Marshes and Kranji Reservoir from the top of Raptor Tower. Find out more about birdwatching at Kranji Marshes.

Guided tours

Choose from 3 guided tours at Kranji Marshes with different focus:

Quick facts

This free guided walk is led by NParks volunteers and will introduce participants to the unique habitats within Kranji Marshes. This tour also takes you through the ecologically sensitive Core Conservation Area, which is not usually open to the public.


  • Registration is compulsory.
  • Recommended for people who are reasonably fit and older children.
  • The walk will be cancelled if it rains.

This walk will cover the following habitats:

  • Marsh habitat: The soil here is partially or completely submerged in water and the area supports a wide range of aquatic plants, which attracts many insects, fish and water birds. Common bird species seen feeding or sheltering here include the Purple Heron and the Red-wattled Lapwing.
  • Woodland habitat: The tall trees in Neo Tiew Woods play an important ecological role, providing nesting, perching and feeding areas for many birds, including the nationally threatened Changeable Hawk Eagle and the Grey-headed Fish-eagle.
  • Grass Habitat: These open areas with little tree cover are low-lying and dominated by plants that tolerate soggy soil. This includes Akar Paku and different types of grasses and sedges that attract birds such as the Scaly-breasted Munia, as well as butterflies such as the Blue Glassy Tiger and dragonflies such as the Common Parasol.

Quick facts

The West Marsh, within the Core Conservation Area of Kranji Marshes, is a special area designated for the conservation of marsh birds. Several times a year, visitors can access this section when NParks' volunteer Kranji Marshals conduct station-guiding.

The Kranji Marshals will be stationed at the various hides and strategic locations to help you appreciate the beauty of the marsh habitat.


  • Registration is not required.
  • Enter and exit the West Marsh from the gate near Moorhen Blind.
  • The route includes a 400m stretch of narrow and uneven rocks. Supervision of young children is highly recommended.
  • For safety, wear comfortable walking shoes and exercise caution when walking on this path.
  • Groups should be kept to under 20 people to minimise disturbance to this ecologically-sensitive area.
  • Entry into the West Marsh will be regulated accordingly at the discretion of the Kranji Marshals.

Quick facts

Offered by Nature Society (Singapore) (NSS) in collaboration with NParks, this walk starts at the Turut Track and will take you to areas to spot birds such as the Red-wattled Lapwing, Purple Swamphen, Yellow Bittern, White-browed Crake, Changeable Hawk Eagle and Grey-headed Fish-eagle.


  • Registration is compulsory
  • Participation is subject to confirmation by NSS