Friday, June 18, 2010

26 Jun 2010 - Chek Jawa Boardwalk for you

The school holidays are ending! But wait ..... there is still one more nature walk to do before everyone buckles down for serious work in semester 2. Come and explore Chek Jawa Boardwalk with the Naked Hermit Crabs.

Date: 26 June 2010, Saturday
Time: 9:30 am
Duration: 2 hours
Meeting place: Chek Jawa Information Kiosk
Cost: the Crabs are not charging

2010 is a rather special year; it is the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB). There is still so much to learn about biodiversity in our little country. Chek Jawa remains a precious refuge for plants and animals thriving in its various ecosystems. If you have been following our blog, you will know that we regularly encounter mudskippers (lots of different species!), fiddler crabs, mud crabs, hornbills, kingfishers, eagles, sunbirds, jellyfishes and many kinds of fishes in the water. And if you think plants are boring, we hope to show you a couple of interesting ones in Chek Jawa.

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.

How many people can I sign up for?

We welcome small family and friend groups of around 6 people or fewer. For large groups and organisations, we suggest you pool your resources together and hire professional guides. Write to us and we will tell you who they are.

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

Q: Suitable attire?
A: Comfortable outdoorsy clothes and shoes

Q: What should I bring?
A: Drinking water (important), rain gear. Optional: cap, change of attire, camera, snacks.

Q: Age restriction?
A: None as long as the participants are prepared to walk 2 km, climb a 6-storey high tower. able to stand the hot sun or wet weather. and be responsible for their own well-being during the walk.

Q: How do I recognise the organisers?
A: We will be the ones doing a roll-call at Chek Jawa Information Kiosk, so as long as you make it to Chek Jawa, you will definitely see us.

See you!

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