Monday, March 5, 2018

24 March (Sat) - Free guided walk at Pasir Ris Mangroves

This March, the Naked Hermit Crabs are specially organising a very special nature walk at Pasir Ris Mangroves for young families on 24 March, Saturday. This is a FREE nature walk on the mangrove boardwalk at Pasir Ris Park.

Sign up now on our online registration form! Don't miss the opportunity to see some wildlife in action! Pasir Ris Mangroves is conveniently located 10 minutes away from Pasir Ris MRT station. We only do Pasir Ris Mangroves a couple of times in a year, so don't miss this opportunity!

There are many creatures look out for in the mangroves, such as mudskippers, tree-climbing crabs, snails, herons and monitor lizards. The best part of the nature walk is at the end when we get to the small jetty over the river. There is a lot of animal activity in the evenings. We have seen young monitor lizards crawling into their nests as they settle in before nightfall. Sometimes, you may even spot kingfishers, jellyfishes and water snakes! It really is quite exciting for the children to be able to see these animals in the wild.

Date: 24 March 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 5 pm (We should end around 6.30pm, just before sunset.)
Meeting point: Pasir Ris Park, Carpark C.

Sign up here.

Meet near the first toilets nearest the entrance to Carpark C. The meeting point is a short stroll from the Pasir Ris MRT station. Pasir Ris Park is a very long park with many carparks (from A to D). Do look at the map to be sure you are heading for the correct carpark.

Do read on for more information about our FAQs and what you can expect to see!


Q: Suitable attire?

A: Comfortable outdoors clothes and normal walking shoes. There may be mosquitoes in the mangroves, so you might want to wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt or bring repellent.

Q: What should I bring?

A: Rain gear and camera. If you want to continue exploring the mangroves on your own after our walk, you might want to bring a small torch.

Q: Age restriction?

A: None. As long as the participants are able to walk well and be responsible for their own well-being during the walk.

Q: Is the boardwalk accessible to prams?

A: Yes, it is a smooth ride throughout, on boardwalks or hard paths.

Q: What if I am late?

A: Just catch up with us on the boardwalk! We will start from the entrance closest to Carpark C (with red star on the image below) and take the first right turn towards the Mangrove Jetty on Sungei Tampines. We will end the walk either at the jetty or near the pond, depending on group size.

Q: What if it rains?

A: This is a rain-or-shine event. The guides will be at the meeting point regardless of the weather. Usually we are able to resume the walk once the rain stops. Please come prepared with rain gear. You should make your own decision whether to come or not in the event of bad weather.

More about the walk!

You'll be able to spot all sorts of animals around the mangroves. Here are some examples:

Giant mudskipper 

Laced woodpecker 

Ants and Cotton-stainer bug

Grey heron

"chut chut" snail

Dog-faced water snake

Monitor lizard

Mangrove jellyfish

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