Sunday, November 30, 2008

November Rain

There's nothing like a heavy downpour to spoil your afternoon at Chek Jawa.

Storm clouds were gathering ominously when we first arrived on Pulau Ubin, and we were fervently hoping that the weather would hold. We've always been blessed with good weather when guiding at Chek Jawa. Alas, while our van was making its way down to Chek Jawa, it began to rain heavily.

We fled for the Information Kiosk, where we spent a few miserable moments, waiting for the skies to clear. Since it was the school holidays, we had expected to meet a huge crowd. But I guess many people changed their minds when they saw the lousy weather.

Still, there were some brave souls who were determined not to let the weather dampen their spirits. The skies soon cleared, and we set off when the rain finally petered off into a light drizzle.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

IRAS friends visit Chek Jawa

It's a wonderful Saturday morning with promise of a bright sunshiny day in November. After a long work week, it is a great feeling as we take the bumboat across to Ubin, and the picture of the verdant forests of Ubin beckon.

The folks from IRAS came for a nature walk at Chek Jawa (CJ) with the Naked Hermit Crabs.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Free Chek Jawa Boardwalk tour - 30-Nov-08 Sunday

Dear Friends,

Time flies! It's another month, and time for our free nature walk at Chek Jawa Boardwalk.

Come and join us this Sunday afternoon. We'll bring you on a little adventure around Chek Jawa and hopefully we get to see the glorious animals there. If we're lucky, we might see the magnificent hornbills, eagles, wild boars and monitor lizards! There will be plenty of plant and animal life to discover anyway if the 'celebrities' don't show up.
Date: 30 Nov 2008 (Sunday)

Time: 3 pm meet at Chek Jawa Information Kiosk

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: no charge for now, but donations accepted

Signup needed? No, but we'll go on a first-come-first-serve basis until we run out of guides. Please come in small groups of 6 or less. No large groups please. The Naked Hermit Crabs are a small and er..... 'vulnerable' group. Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!