Thursday, May 26, 2011

Free Chek Jawa Boardwalk outing on 11 June

It's the June holidays! Time to take a break from the books, and go out to get some sunshine! Better still, come and explore Chek Jawa (boardwalk, not shore walk) with the Naked Hermit Crabs. The trip will be an eye-opener for many of our Singapore school kids, many of whom have not visited a mangrove and natural shore habitats.

Typically on our trips, we get to see fiddler crabs, tree-climbing crabs, mudskippers, monitor lizards, jungle fowl, weaver ants just to name a few. On some occasions, when we are really lucky, we might see the magnificent Oriental Pied Hornbill, White-bellied Fish Eagle and Great-billed Heron. Every trip is different. Thankfully, Chek Jawa is still very rich in biodiversity.

Date: 11 June, 2011 (Saturday)
Time: 9:30 am
Duration: about 2 hours
Meeting Place: Chek Jawa Information Kiosk, Pulau Ubin
Cost: The Crabs do not charge for the trip but you will have to pay for the bumboat and taxi rides to get to Chek Jawa.

To register, please write to nakedhermitcrabs at, and tell us how many people are coming for the walk. We welcome small groups of families and friends, but unfortunately are unable to handle corporate events.

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 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. You make your own decision whether to come or not in the event of bad weather.

No comments:

Post a Comment