Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Sentosa Walks: Frequently Asked Questions

When is the next walk?
Date: Yet to be confirmed
Time: Yet to be confirmed
Duration of walk: Family Trail=1.5 hours, Adventure Trail=2.5 hours.
Cost: $5 per person (does not include Sentosa entrance fees and charges)
Exact details on meeting point will be provided to those who register for the walks.

Why is the group size limited?
Firstly, there aren't many volunteers right now to help conduct the walks. Secondly, it's much more enjoyable for you if the group is small. You don't have to jostle to see or hear the guide, or the wildlife being discussed. Most importantly, we would like to minimise impact upon our shores. If we were unable to accommodate you this time around, hopefully you could join us in our future trips? If people enjoy our walks, we promise to continue to hold more of these walks.

Who is organising this walk?
The Naked Hermit Crabs! Who are we? Why are we naked? and more gruesome details.

Why are the walks charged?
Your contribution of $5 per person will help partially cover the costs of training and developing the walks. The bulk of costs are currently funded through personal contributions by the Naked Hermit Crabs. The Crabs will of course gratefully accept any additional donations to this cause! Thank you!

How to get there?
Nearest MRT station: Harbour Front
Buses and trains into Sentosa start from Harbour Front at 7am
Sentosa does not permit motorcycles on to the island.
Cars are permitted into Sentosa.
More about getting to Sentosa on the Sentosa website

Entrance fees to Sentosa
$3 per person for entry by bus/train. Free use of bus/train in Sentosa throughout the day.
$2 per person, plus $2 per car for entry by car
More details on the Sentosa website

What to prepare for the walk?

Wear covered shoes. Diving booties are ideal. Old sports shoes with laces also OK. Make sure footwear have good grip as we will negotiate slippery rocks.

Open sandals and Japanese slippers are NOT suitable. For their own safety, those without proper footwear will NOT be allowed to go for the walk.

Wear light-breatheable clothing. Long pants are ideal to protect from scrapes.

Bring a hat in case of hot weather.

Bring a poncho in case of wet weather. But if there is heavy rain or lightning (which can happen without rain), the walk will be stopped or aborted.

Bring drinking water and a light snack.

There are few insects on the shores. Insect repellent should be applied BEFORE we are on the shore. Insect repellent is fatal to marine life so the Crabs prefer there is no spraying on the shore.

Bring a change of footwear to go home.

All stuff will have to brought along for the walk, so keep the backpack light.

Why can't I sign up for 100 people from my company?
The Naked Hermit Crabs are small and ... well ... naked. We are very sorry that we can only handle small family groups at this point in time.


  1. When is the next guided walk?

  2. I'm very glad to share that we're conducting another walk on 19 Jun (Tue)! Hope you can join us then. More details on this blog.

  3. Hi is there going to be anymore trips after the 19Jun? won't be able to attend during the trips on weekdays due to work and weekends burned due to many family matters to deal with :(

    Wee Lian

  4. Hi Panda, the dates of the next walk is not confirmed yet. If you are interested to join other nature events, you may want to check out WildSingapore's events page.