04 Feb '12, 7am

Wild Shores of Singapore: Mangrove celebrations at Sungei Buloh by @wildsingapore

Wild Shores of Singapore: Mangrove celebrations at Sungei Buloh by @wildsingapore

It's mangrove mania this weekend to celebrate World Wetlands Day at Sungei Buloh ! The highlight of the celebrations is pisang goreng or banana fritters! This time, I made sure I didn't miss this specialty, which is made possible by mangroves! How so, you ask? Well ... Rogayah shares with us the secret mangrove ingredient in the batter for super crunchy pisang goreng! It's 'Kapur', Malay for chalk, which is made from the shells of mangrove clams and snails! And here's more yummy stuff from the mangroves. From belachan to chinchalok, attap chee and more! There are many other stations to explore too. Here, Desmond is sharing with some students about the many fascinating plants that can be found in our mangroves. These include long propagules, curious seeds in pods and odd leaves and other strange plants! Supardi arranged this great tank set up to allow us a closer look at mu...

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