It's going to be frenetic weekend in Singapore next week with the Formula-One races down at the city circuit. If you're the type who seeks to be far from the madding crowd, then Chek Jawa with its mangroves and abundant intertidal wildlife may be the perfect place to escape to. Join us at this free walk. You should be able to see fiddler crabs, mudskippers, many bird species, perhaps, if luck is on your side, you might even spot the gregarious Oriental Pied Hornbills.
Write to email@example.com to indicate how many people are coming for the walk. This trip is designed for small family and friend groups.
Date: 25 September 2010, Saturday
Time: 9:30 am
Duration: 2 hours
Meeting place: Chek Jawa Information Kiosk, Pulau Ubin
Cost: still free for now
|The coastal segment of the boardwalk at 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 45-60 minutes to travel from Changi Village to Chek Jawa at a leisurely pace.
How many people can I sign up for?
We welcome small family and friend groups of around 6 people or fewer. For large groups, organisations and corporations, we suggest you pool your resources and hire professional guides. Write to us and we will tell you who they are.
Read more about Chek Jawa and Pulau Ubin, and how to get there and what to see and do on the wildsingapore website.
Q: Suitable attire?
A: Comfortable outdoors clothes and walking 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.
Q: What if it rains?
A: The Crabs will be there at Chek Jawa regardless of the weather. Usually we are able to resume the walk once the rain stops. Please come prepared with rainwear.
|A jellyfish seen during the walk in July 2010|