Sunday, November 4, 2012

10 Nov, 8 Dec (Sat): FREE Chek Jawa boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs

It's the school holidays! Time to put aside the textbooks and computers, and get out to explore the interesting nooks and corners of Singapore. Chek Jawa Boardwalk in Pulau Ubin is one lovely gem of a nature place.

Specially organised for the kids and the family, we have 2 FREE walks during the school holidays - 10th Nov and 8th Dec, Saturday.

What about the adults? Yes, yes, we haven't forgotten about you. Lots of you write in to ask about the Chek Jawa walks. We have enough guides and can easily form a few groups for the grown-ups apart from the little ones.

Lots to see at Chek Jawa, especially when accompanied by an experienced guide. There are busy fiddler crabs, slithery snakes, cute mudskippers, placid monitor lizards, fascinating tree-climbing crabs, super spiders. Goodness! What a long list of animals! And if we are really lucky, who knows, we might spot the Oriental Pied Hornbills among the tall trees, woodpeckers, sharmas, sea snakes, mud crabs, herons feeding on the mudflats, or White-Bellied Sea Eagles in the sky. One can never be sure what one can find, but we know it will be a fun outing.

Date: 10th November and 8th December, 2012 (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.


We welcome small family and friend groups. Registration is through our online form. We will send you an email to confirm the number of places for your group.

If you have questions for us, write in to

More Information:

Read more about Chek Jawa and Pulau Ubin, and how to getthere and what to see and do on the wildsingapore website.

How To Get There:

1. At Changi Jetty, now called Changi Point Ferry Terminal, (Lorong Bekukong, Changi Village), catch the bumboat to Pulau Ubin.

2. At the Ubin Jetty, you will see many drivers and their taxis (vans) waiting for passengers. Tell the taxi driver to take you to Chek Jawa.

3. You will alight at Punai Hut. Chek Jawa is just a short walk from Punai Hut. Make sure you get the telephone number of the driver so that you can call him/her for the return trip.

4. We will be waiting for you at the Chek Jawa Information Kiosk.
Meeting place: Chek Jawa Information Kiosk


Q: Suitable attire?
A: Comfortable outdoors clothes and walking shoes

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

Q: Age restriction?
A: None as long as the participants are prepared to walk 2 km, climb a 6-storey high tower, able to tolerate 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.

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