Bukit Batok recently became home to a colony of rats

Rottnest Island in Perth has attracted visitors from all over the world to pay a visit because of the free-roaming quokkas. But, why fork out an exorbitant fee for an air ticket? Here’s a free alternative within our own sunny island: rat watching.

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Netizen Mr Ryan Keith Smith kindly volunteered the information on Facebook, when he uploaded a video of more than 30 rats scampering around a hill near Bukit Batok MRT.

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While this might be an uncommon occurrence in Singapore, residents have had the privilege of seeing these furry little critters everyday.

X marks the spot – we’ve attached a map of where you can find these rats. You’re welcome.

Best time to watch them

Madam Lin, a 48-year-old technician said:

They are usually there after 5.30pm when I’m on my way home from work. I always see these rats when I wait for the train. I think something should be done.”

Still not convinced that this is a fun pastime? Check out the video below.

We have to thank the owners of Cuddles Cat Café for the dwindling number of cats by holding them captive – these rats may jolly well be eaten up by their cats.


Featured image via Facebook
With reference to WWF, Temasek Review Facebook, The Straits Times
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