Hanging out at Tiong Bahru Park? You might just spot this special visitor there as well

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Stomper Amin spotted an unusual sight at Tiong Bahru Park on Sunday (June 19).

The Stomper saw a lizard basking in the sun amongst plants and grass.

The Stomper joked that it was a Komodo dragon but it is most likely a small monitor lizard.

Monitor lizards are native to Singapore and the most common species is the Malayan water monitor, which can grow up to 3 metres long.

They are mostly carnivorous and scavenge on carrion.

According to National Parks, they are naturally shy and generally stay away from humans.

They do not attack unless provoked so as long as you keep your distance and leave them alone, you will be fine.