Where the Sun Rise – Changi Boardwalk

26 March 2008 No Comment

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Author: Jw73

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Landscape shot of the Kelong walk, 1D2 28mm



Admission: Free

Opening time: 7 days a week, 365 days, 24 hrs

Getting there: Bus service No 2 and 29. Parking at carpark near Changi Ferry Terminal and Changi Food Centre or at the Changi Sailing Club

Description: It is 2.6-km long and 2.4m wide, located on the western part of Changi Point in Singapore. The boardwalk faces north-northwest to northeast for much of its length. The Changi Boardwalk consists of six distinct sections: from west to east, Sunset Walk, Kelong Walk, Cliff Walk, Sailing Point Walk, Beach Walk and Creek Walk

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Bird Photography

Tucked away from the urbanised Singapore city, the boardwalk is one of mine favorite hangouts for photography and strolling. This boardwalk starts from the Changi Beach Club to Changi Sailing Club.

My highlighted area of the walk will be the Kelong walk (around Changi Beach Club). Walking along the kelong-like platform, you will soon realize that the area is a home for the Asian Glossy Starlings. The poles placed artificially into the seabed were a perfect place for them to nest where disturbance by the park users are kept minimum. During April to May, there might be a chance of seeing the Dollar bird nesting on one of the poles too.

Even without these nestlings, if you stand on the boardwalk long enough you will likely to see White-bellied Sea Eagles, Brahminy Kites, Little Heron, Grey Heron, Osprey, Black napped terns or the Collar Kingfisher fly by. These flying birds are great subjects to practice your flight shots as they do come real close at times. Lots of patience is still required.

Equipment suitable to be used in this area is the 300mm to 600mm lens.
Asian Glossy Starlings nest

10D, 70-300mm


Dollar Bird

1Dm2 600mm w 1.4x


White-Bellied Sea Eagle

1Dm2 600mm w 1.4x


Brahminy kite feasting fresh catch

1Dm2 600mm w 1.4x


This Sea Eagle came too close for my 600mm while doing a dive to catch the fish

1Dm2 600mm


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