Monday, January 18, 2010

Take a nature walk. 2010 is International Year of Biodiversity!

2010 has been declared by United Nations as the International Year of Biodiversity. The main purpose is to raise awareness of the importance of conserving biodiveristy for the well-being of all humankind.

Think about it: Surely we DO NOT want to be the ONLY species of animal left on this earth? It is a sobering thought, indeed!

Coming for one of our nature walks is a good way to start this special year.

The Crabs just want to show you all the fantastic plants and animals in our very own backyard, Pulau Ubin. More specifically we will be going to the Chek Jawa Boardwalk.
Even though we are not going on to the shore, there is still much to see and enjoy. There are monitor lizards, fiddler crabs, spiders, rare plants, wild boars, mudskippers and lots of fruit trees. If we are lucky, we might even spot the Oriental Pied Hornbill, White-bellied Sea Eagle and the giant Atlas Moth.
Do sign up with us at We prefer that you come in small groups of 6 or less, usually of families and friends. If you have a large corporate group or intend to organise a corporate event, we suggest that you use the services of the professional nature guides. Write to us and we will tell you who they are.

Date: 23 Jan 10 (Saturday)
Time: 9am (Note the change to '9 am'!)
Duration: 2 hours
Meeting Place: Chek Jawa Information Kiosk
Cost: no charge for now.

How to get to Chek Jawa?
1) Take the bumboat to the island of Pulau Ubin from Changi Village.
2) Once you arrive at Ubin, you can find a lot of island taxis (vans) near the jetty. Tell the taxi driver to take you to Chek Jawa.

Give yourself 1 hour to travel from Changi Village to Chek Jawa.

More about Chek Jawa and Pulau Ubin and how to get there and what to see and do on the wildsingapore website.

More about Singapore's biodiversity on the Celebrating Singapore's Biodiversity blog set up in support of International Year of Biodiversity 2010.

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