Sunday, December 26, 2010

First Chek Jawa Boardwalk trip for 2011

Hi friends!

We are holding our first Chek Jawa Boardwalk trip of 2011 on 8 Jan (Saturday). Give yourself a treat and get out to enjoy one of Singapore's beautiful natural shores. No, there are no al fresco coffee joints in Chek Jawa; no beach-front seafood restaurants either. Chek Jawa is a natural shore where you will still see inter-tidal marine life and mangrove swamps. As in many of our past trips, we expect to see fiddler crabs, mudskippers, fishes, mangrove tree-climbing crabs, monitor lizards, and, if we are lucky, the critically-endangered Oriental Pied Hornbill and otters.

Date: 8 January, 2011 (Saturday)
Time: 9:30 am
Duration: about 2 hours
Meeting Place: Chek Jawa Information Kiosk, Pulau Ubin
Cost: Free (you have to pay for the bumboat and taxi rides to get to Chek Jawa)

Write to to register for the walk.

Please keep your group small, preferably fewer than 10 people, so that we can welcome as many family and friend groups as possible. If you are organising a corporate event, we encourage you to hire the professional nature guides.

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.

More Information
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: This is a rain-or-shine event. 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.

This nature trip is brought to you by a group of nature-lovers who just want to share the magic of Chek Jawa with members of the public.

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