Monday, December 29, 2008

Last public walk for 2008

28 December, 2008

We ended 2008 with one of the biggest turnout of visitors to our free Chek Jawa Boardwalk tours.

This is the scene that greeted us when the Crabs (Ivan, CH and LK) arrived at the Chek Jawa Information Kiosk. A quick headcount and we realised that we had 50 visitors. Undeterred, we quickly split into 3 groups and got down to the happy business of showing the visitors around Chek Jawa.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

December --- Last Chek Jawa Boardwalk Tour for 2008

Dear Friends,

Join us at our last Chek Jawa Boardwalk tour for 2008! It's a free tour, so what are you waiting for?!

Date: 28-Dec-08 (Sunday)

Time: 3 pm meet at Chek Jawa Information Kiosk

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: no charge

Information on how to get to Chek Jawa:

Signup needed? No, but we'll go on a first-come-first-serve basis until we run out of guides. Please come in small groups of 6 or less. No large groups please. The Naked Hermit Crabs are a small and er..... 'vulnerable' group.

And here are some words from a visitor who got philosophical after a trip to Chek Jawa with us ....

"Chek Jawa. It amazes me how individual components in the wetland inter-weave into the fabric of an ecosystem; the roles each play. Independent and yet inter-dependent. Each is a beauty of its own; just how much do we really pay attention to its form. In life, all of us play a role and all make up a system of life."

See you on the 28th!

[note: the free tours are made possible with the kind sponsorship by Transitions Optical.]

Saturday, December 13, 2008

First Sentosa walk of December

The omnipresent threat of rain from an overcast sky failed to dampen the enthusiasm of our young visitors on Friday's Sentosa Shore Walk, our first for the month of December. The preparations for ZoukOut the next day also failed to distract our visitors from the rich and abundant wildlife of Sentosa's shores, although our hunter-seeker for the day, Ivan, had partying on his mind. LK, November and myself each took one group of visitors.

Thankfully, no rain fell and we were able to end our shore walk safe and sound (and mostly dry above the knee), but not before getting a chance to get to see some of the shore dwellers close-up.

Cheryl and the gastropods.