Friday, May 2, 2014

24 May (Sat) morning: Free guided walk at Chek Jawa

Our third Chek Jawa walk of 2014 is now open for registration! The school holidays are approaching, so why not take your kids out for an exciting day with nature at Chek Jawa!

Sign up at the Online Registration Form, and we will confirm your attendance via email in a few days!

Date: 24 May (Sat)
Meeting time: 9:30 am
Meeting place: Chek Jawa Information Kiosk, Pulau Ubin
Duration of walk: Around 2 hours
Cost: Free

Once again, some exciting photographs of the little critters at Chek Jawa!

Male fiddler crabs waving their one large claw.

Tree-climbing crabs near mud lobster mounds.

The giant mudskipper with enlarged gill pouches.

Flowering nipah palm.

Female golden orb spider.

Nursing wild boars!

More Information

More about Chek JawaPulau Ubinhow to get there, and what to see and do.

How to get the Chek Jawa

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.


Q: Suitable attire?

A: Comfortable outdoor clothes and walking shoes

Q: What should I bring?

A: Drinking water (important), rain gear, hat/baseball cap. Optional: 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 guides?

A: We will be the ones doing a roll-call at Chek Jawa Information Kiosk. 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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