Flora index
Fauna index
guide to the mangroves of singapore
Interesting mangrove locations
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
Kranji mangrove system circa 1989
with site codes
Shaded areas indicate the extent of mangrove forest. The Kranji River is an example of a former mangrove estuary dammed to become a freshwater reservoir. It is also the type locality of the "Kranji series" of soils, a characteristic of Singapore mangroves. The mudflats beyond the tree line are continuous with the Mandai and Buloh systems.
The Kranji mudflats (off KR 1 and KR 2) are probably the most popular site presently for weekend fishermen and their families, who exploit the mudflats for molluscs, crabs and fish.


What is mangrove?

The Ecosystem


Indirect uses
Potential uses

About Mangroves
in Singapore

Mangroves to visit
From "A Guide to Mangroves of Singapore", Peter K. L. Ng and N. Sivasothi (editors)
Volume 1: The Ecosystem and Plant Diversity and Volume 2: Animal Diversity
Authors: Kelvin K. P. Lim, Dennis H. Murphy, T. Morgany, N. Sivasothi, Peter K. L. Ng,
B. C. Soong, Hugh T. W. Tan, K. S. Tan & T. K. Tan
BP Guide to Nature Series published by the Singapore Science Centre, sponsored by British Petroleum
2001 Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, The National University of Singapore & The Singapore Science Centre