Tuesday, September 9, 2014

27 Sept, Saturday: Free guided walk at Chek Jawa Boardwalk

If you have joined us last Saturday for our Pasir Ris Mangrove Boardwalk and would like to join us for the Chek Jawa Boardwalk, we are glad have been bitten by the nature bug and are joining us again! No worries if you have not joined any of our walks because here is the chance for you to do so on 27 September, Saturday!

We have been doing free nature trips to Chek Jawa Boardwalk for nearly 7 years now. Each month, we bring small groups of visitors out on to introduce them to the plant and animals found in the mangroves and intertidal areas of Chek Jawa. All from the safety and convenience of the boardwalk. There is always plenty to see on these trips, such as wild boars, insects, lots and lots of crabs, spiders, snakes, fishes, perhaps a jellyfish or two in the sea, and not forgetting the birds in the forests and flying high above us. Who says there is no nature in Singapore! Come explore Chek Jawa with the Crabs!

Sign up at the Online Registration Form, and we will confirm your attendance via email in a few days! Our email address is nakedhermitcrabs@gmail.com.

Date: 27 September 2014 (Sat)
Meeting time: 9:30 am
Meeting place: Chek Jawa Information Kiosk, Pulau Ubin
Duration of walk: Around 2 hours
Cost: Free

Read on for more photos and details about the walk.

On the mangrove section of the boardwalk

On the coastal section of the boardwalk

Giant mudskipper

Mangrove tree-climbing crab

Grey heron

wild boar

Fruit of the attap palm

our visitors
More Information

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. Look out for someone holding a sign that says "Naked Hermit Crabs".

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.


  1. Hello.

    When will the next walk be, and are there any age limits?

    1. Hi Hui Yi,

      Our next walk will be at Pasir Ris Mangroves on the 25th of October due to closure of the mangrove boardwalk in Chek Jawa. Stay tuned for more details!