Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Lower Pierce Reservoir

A friend I've known for some time has moved back to Singapore, and his wife told me that she had seen some native monkeys around the Lower Pierce reservoir. So, I decided to go take a look.

Water for All
The Standard Admonishment about not polluting our water supply

In the middle of Singapore, there is an area that is designated a "nature reserve". It comprises the Lower and Upper Pierce reservoirs, the MacRitchie Reservoir, and the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve. I only got the time to walk around the environs of the Lower Pierce Reservoir, but it's very peaceful (at least during the day on a weekday), and I happened to bump into a troupe of Long-Tailed Macaques when I was walking.

Wild Macaques
They didn't seem at all perturbed by my presence

They seemed quite amenable to my presence, and even let me get quite close for photographs. There have been some issues in the past with people feeding the monkeys. This damages their ability to forage in their natural environment, so there's a hefty fine attached to it now (as there is for most things here in singapore *grin*), but they didn't seem too fussed about hassling me for food.

I'll post again when I've been somewhere interesting.

Wild Macaque

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