Thursday, August 1, 2019

8 September (Sun) - Spend your school holidays with us at Chek Jawa!

Join us at our regular Chek Jawa Boardwalk outing on 8 September, Sunday. This is a very special and beautiful corner of Singapore mangroves, and the best way is to explore this place is with a nature guide. Our walks are designed for small groups of young families and friends. Best of all, this nature walk is free! Register on Eventbrite here.


Chek Jawa is rich in biodiversity, and with the help of our volunteer guides, you should be able to see lots of interesting plants and wildlife. Even though we are not going on to the shore, there is still much to see and enjoy. There are monitor lizards, fiddler crabs, tree-climbing crabs, spiders, rare plants, wild boar, mudskippers and lots of fruit trees. If we are lucky, we might even spot the Oriental Pied Hornbill, White-bellied Sea Eagle and the giant Atlas Moth.

Date: 8 September 2019 (Sunday)
Meeting place: Chek Jawa Information Kiosk, Pulau Ubin
Meeting time: 9:30 am
Duration of walk: 2 hours
Fees: No charge for now, but small donations are accepted
Sign up here.


18 Aug (Sun) - Free Guided Walk at Chek Jawa


Join us at our regular Chek Jawa Boardwalk outing on 18 August, Sunday. This is a very special and beautiful corner of Singapore mangroves, and the best way is to explore this place is with a nature guide. Our walks are designed for small groups of young families and friends. Best of all, this nature walk is free! Register on Eventbrite here.


Chek Jawa is rich in biodiversity, and with the help of our volunteer guides, you should be able to see lots of interesting plants and wildlife. Even though we are not going on to the shore, there is still much to see and enjoy. There are monitor lizards, fiddler crabs, tree-climbing crabs, spiders, rare plants, wild boar, mudskippers and lots of fruit trees. If we are lucky, we might even spot the Oriental Pied Hornbill, White-bellied Sea Eagle and the giant Atlas Moth.

Date: 18 August 2019 (Sunday)
Meeting place: Chek Jawa Information Kiosk, Pulau Ubin
Meeting time: 9:30 am
Duration of walk: 2 hours
Fees: No charge for now, but small donations are accepted
Sign up here.


Sunday, July 7, 2019

13 Jul (Sat) - Free Guided Walk at Chek Jawa

Join us at our regular Chek Jawa Boardwalk outing on 13 July, Saturday. This is a very special and beautiful corner of Singapore mangroves, and the best way is to explore this place is with a nature guide. Our walks are designed for small groups of young families and friends. Best of all, this nature walk is free! Register on Eventbrite here.

Chek Jawa is rich in biodiversity, and with the help of our volunteer guides, you should be able to see lots of interesting plants and wildlife. Even though we are not going on to the shore, there is still much to see and enjoy. There are monitor lizards, fiddler crabs, tree-climbing crabs, spiders, rare plants, wild boar, mudskippers and lots of fruit trees. If we are lucky, we might even spot the Oriental Pied Hornbill, White-bellied Sea Eagle and the giant Atlas Moth.

Date: 13 July 2019 (Saturday)
Meeting place: Chek Jawa Information Kiosk, Pulau Ubin
Meeting time: 9:30 am
Duration of walk: 2 hours
Fees: No charge for now, but small donations are accepted
Sign up here.


Balik Chek Jawa 2019

We're looking forward to Balik Chek Jawa 2020!

Here's some snippets from our event in June.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Biggest turnout ever at our Pasir Ris Mangroves tour

100 visitors. What a fantastic turnout of families and friends to our evening walk at Pasir Ris mangroves walk on 25 May, 2019! We had to take 2 wefies - thanks to our enthusiastic guide, Che Cheng.
Wefie #1 by Che Cheng

Wefie #2 by Che Cheng

Captured the wefie moment - by Ria
Highlights of the walk include two sightings of the shore pit viper. In fact, the first pit viper, spotted by a visitor in Sumita's group, is a cute tiny one, not more than 10 cm long. Its triangular head is so distinctive even though it is just a baby snake. What a special treat! The other shore pit viper was spotted on the mangrove mud, slithering away in a hole in the ground. Please know that the shore pit viper is a highly venomous snake, so do stay far away from it if you spot one.




2 Jun 2019 (Sun) - Balik Chek Jawa



Once a year, and only once a year, during Pesta Ubin, volunteers from several groups come together to offer a Chek Jawa Open House. Free, no registration required, simply come to Chek Jawa!
Date: 2 Jun (Sun)
Time: 10am - 2pm
Meeting point: Chek Jawa Info Kiosk
More details here: tinyurl.com/balikcj2019
Volunteer guides will be stationed all over the boardwalk to share about Chek Jawa's amazing heritage  and wildlife. 
See you at Balik Chek Jawa!


Thursday, May 16, 2019

1 June (Sat): Want to learn how to be a nature guide? Come join the Chek Jawa Familiarisation Tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs!

Have you ever wanted to experience what it’s like to be a nature guide? Looking for an interesting activity for your family to take part in during the holidays? The Chek Jawa Familiarisation Tour is here for you! No prior experience is needed. Sign up now! After you have completed the Familiarisation Tour on 1 June, you will be able to participate as a volunteer at the Balik Chek Jawa Day on 2 June. Come join us and make a difference for nature!
Join us to help make a difference for nature!

What is this Familiarisation Tour about?

To help prepare you to contribute to Balik Chek Jawa on 2 June (Sun), this tour introduces you Chek Jawa and hopes to build your confidence to share at one station of your choice along the boardwalk.

It is also a chance to interact with like-minded people and more experienced nature guides while coming up with new and exciting ways to share about our shores. The tour will take you around the Chek Jawa coastal and mangrove boardwalk.

Why should I join this familiarisation tour?

By joining this FREE tour, you will not only learn about the wildlife at Chek Jawa, but also have a chance to contribute to Balik Chek Jawa by learning how to be a nature guide! 
Your help is needed during Balik Chek Jawa:
(a) As guides at various spots or wandering the boardwalk
(b) To help at activities at House No. 1 or at TeamSeagrass or RUM booths

Training Session
Date: 1 June (Sat)
Time: 8.00 am-12 noon
Meeting point: Changi Point Ferry Terminal (near Changi Village)
We will head over to Chek Jawa together.

SIGN UP HERE!

Registration closes on 25 May 2019

Continue reading for more information on what you can learn, and who is eligible to join the tour!

You will learn:
- How to spot wildlife
- Guiding tips
- Tricky guiding situations, e.g. dealing with 'difficult' visitors
- You are expected to read up the bulk of the information on your own. Links to online resources will be provided.

Who can join the Familiarisation Tour?
- Participants should be 19 years old and above.
- Younger participants may participate if accompanied by a parent/guardian during both the familiarisation tour and Balik Chek Jawa.
- Families are welcome to join the familiarisation tour and volunteer at Balik Chek Jawa.
- Individual participants under 19 years of age will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Participants must commit to help at Balik Chek Jawa on 2 Jun, 2019 (Sun).

What is Balik Chek Jawa?

Part of Pesta Ubin, Balik Chek Jawa is a FREE Open House at Chek Jawa. Volunteers (you!) will be stationed all over the boardwalk to share about Chek Jawa's amazing wildlife. There are also lots of fun activities for kids and the family at House No. 1, Chek Jawa's Visitor Centre (There will be NO activities on the seashores).

Date: 2 Jun (Sun)
Time: 10am - 2pm
Meeting point: Chek Jawa Info Kiosk.
More details on Balik Chek Jawa 2018 here.

Click here to see what happened at Balik Chek Jawa last year!

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