Friday, October 3, 2014

October and December - Pasir Ris Mangroves nature walks

Hello friends!

We are changing our monthly guided walks for the months of October and December to Pasir Ris Mangroves instead. The Chek Jawa Boardwalk (mangrove segment) is closed for upgrading works until the end of January 2015, hence this change in our schedule and venue.

For the sake of clarity, I shall repeat myself (pardon me!): The Chek Jawa Boardwalk guided walks for October, November and December are cancelled, and replaced by Pasir Ris Mangroves guided walks in October and December.

Our guided walks are specially designed for kids and families. Adults are welcome too, of course! Come and explore with us. Our volunteer guides (the Naked Hermit Crabs) will be there to show you the biodiversity richness of the Pasir Ris mangroves. Sign up on our online registration form, and you will hear from us within a few days.

Dates: 25th October 2014 and 27th December 2014 (Saturdays)
Time: 5 pm
Duration: roughly 1 to 1.5 hour
Meeting point: Pasir Ris Park, Car Park C

And have I mentioned the guided walks are free? Yes, they are!

Meet outside the first toilets nearest to the entrance of the carpark. The meeting point is a short stroll from the Pasir Ris MRT station. Pasir Ris is a very long park with many carparks (from A to D). Do look at the map to be sure you are heading for the correct carpark.



Sunday, September 28, 2014

Our last morning Chek Jawa Boardwalk for 2014!


It was a huge turnout for the walk on 27 September with about 60 eager participants that were excited to discover Chek Jawa's rich biodiversity!

Look at all those radiant smiles! 

We saw many mangrove crabs such as the tree climbing crabs which has a diet that mainly consists of leaves and can climb trees up to 6m high! 

A beautiful collage done by one of our participants, Seow Ling Tan 

Unfortunately, the mangrove boardwalks are closed from 29 September 2014 to 31st January 2015 and we will not be able to have walks at Chek Jawa. 

Picture from WildSingapore

Do not worry though! We will be having our walks at Pasir Ris Mangroves instead! Do check out our blog for updates on the walks at Pasir Ris Mangroves.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

27 Sept, Saturday: Free guided walk at Chek Jawa Boardwalk

If you have joined us last Saturday for our Pasir Ris Mangrove Boardwalk and would like to join us for the Chek Jawa Boardwalk, we are glad have been bitten by the nature bug and are joining us again! No worries if you have not joined any of our walks because here is the chance for you to do so on 27 September, Saturday!


We have been doing free nature trips to Chek Jawa Boardwalk for nearly 7 years now. Each month, we bring small groups of visitors out on to introduce them to the plant and animals found in the mangroves and intertidal areas of Chek Jawa. All from the safety and convenience of the boardwalk. There is always plenty to see on these trips, such as wild boars, insects, lots and lots of crabs, spiders, snakes, fishes, perhaps a jellyfish or two in the sea, and not forgetting the birds in the forests and flying high above us. Who says there is no nature in Singapore! Come explore Chek Jawa with the Crabs!

Sign up at the Online Registration Form, and we will confirm your attendance via email in a few days! Our email address is nakedhermitcrabs@gmail.com.

Date: 27 September 2014 (Sat)
Meeting time: 9:30 am
Meeting place: Chek Jawa Information Kiosk, Pulau Ubin
Duration of walk: Around 2 hours
Cost: Free

Read on for more photos and details about the walk.

A truly fruitful experience at Pasir Ris Mangroves

80 families and kids joined the free evening walk at Pasir Park mangroves with the Naked Hermit Crabs yesterday!
We had a blast! Lots of special finds including two Very Special Serpents!


Monday, September 1, 2014

6 Sep (Sat) evening: Free guided walk at the Pasir Ris mangroves

Specially for kids and families, explore Pasir Ris mangroves with volunteer nature guides from the Naked Hermit Crabs on this FREE guided tour of the boardwalk! Sign up now on our online registration form! Don't miss the opportunity to see some wildlife in action!


Pasir Ris mangroves is conveniently located 10 minutes away from Pasir Ris MRT station. Bring your children down to enjoy nature during the weekend! There are many creatures look out for in the mangroves, such as mudskippers, tree-climbing crabs, herons and monitor lizards. Sometimes, you may even spot kingfishers and water snakes! It will certainly be an unforgettable experience with your friends and family!

An eager participant jotting down notes!
Not only kids learn on our walks! Adults learn a lot too.




Wednesday, August 13, 2014

23 Aug (Sat) evening: Free guided walk at the Pasir Ris mangroves

Specially for kids and families, explore Pasir Ris mangroves with volunteer nature guides from the Naked Hermit Crabs on this FREE guided tour of the boardwalk! Sign up now on our online registration form! Don't miss the opportunity to see some wildlife in action!
Pasir Ris mangroves is conveniently located 10 minutes away from Pasir Ris MRT station. Bring your children down to enjoy nature during the weekend! There are many creatures look out for in the mangroves, such as mudskippers, tree-climbing crabs, herons and monitor lizards. Sometimes, you may even spot kingfishers and water snakes! It will certainly be an unforgettable experience with your friends and family!


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Outing to Chek Jawa Boardwalk - of spiders, snakes and rambutans

Fifty people turned up for the Chek Jawa Boardwalk outing with the Crabs yesterday. How lucky we were because the weather turned out to be cool and windy for most part of the morning! Many of them shared with us that this is the first visit to Ubin, and that they wanted to spend the Hari Raya weekend away from the shopping belt. What do we say to that? "Excellent choice"!

This is the view that greeted the visitors on arriving at Pulau Ubin jetty. National Day is just around the corner, and the flags and buntings are up. The rustic life in Pulau Ubin is very much a treasured identity of Singapore. It reminds us of what Singapore used to be during the early years of nationhood, something very familiar to our pioneer generation. Many of us are glad that the way of life in Ubin has been preserved even in this super modern day and age. Here is a recorded interview by AsiaOne with one of the remaining 30-odd residents of Pulau Ubin: "We don't close doors, there are no thieves here".

How did our outing turn out? Read on ....

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