This blog post is part of the Random Sampling Singapore project. The Project aims to sample 100 places on the island of Singapore over a one year period in order to gain an unbiased and holistic view of the city state.

The coordinate #13 is located in the middle of the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. The reserve is accessible by a walking path through the mangroves.

I took my family and my friends Kristen and Andrew Hobby to hunt the spot. With 2 Australians we felt more secure walking through a crocodile habitat.

Andrew and Kristen Hobby left, Anna and Sven on the right

When walking through such wildlife you are careful about where you step and you pay more attention to the ground. Our path was paved with perfectly heart-shaped sea hibiscus leaves.

Unfortunately the way to point #13 was not accessible and the way ended at a closed gate, only 6 minutes away.

We went up to the nearby observation tower to get a glimpse of #13 from top and we found again leaves, this time imprints into the concrete. Over the crowns of the sea hibiscus trees, with their bright yellow morning flowers, we looked into the direction of coordinate #13.

On our way back we made acquaintance with a few crocodiles, from the bridge that brought us safely over the mangroves.


From the observation tower I took sound samples and panorama pictures, from the pathway some of the heart-shaped sea hibiscus leaves, shells and stones.


…in progress…