Sunday, June 21, 2009

Chek Jawa Boardwalk trip with the Naked Hermit Crabs

No need to get your feet wet. Come and join us at our monthly boardwalk trip to Chek Jawa

There will be lots to discover for both kids and grown-ups. Find out more about the fiddler crabs, giant mudskippers, Oriental Pied Hornbills, coastal mangrove trees, and much more.

Pre-registration is needed. Please write to and let us know how big your group is.

As always, we request that you come in small family and friend groups. We have only a couple of volunteer guides, so we can cope with a limited number of people for each trip. Thanks for your understanding!

Date: Sunday, 28 June 2009
Time: 3 pm meet at the Chek Jawa Info Kiosk
Duration: Two hours
Cost: no charge for now

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sentosa Shore Walk, 12,13 Jun09

This is the walk worth waiting for! It's time for our annual Sentosa shore walk during the June school holidays.

Dates: 12-June-09 Friday morning (full) and 13-Jun-09 Saturday morning (full)

Places are limited. Do sign up by writing to nakedhermitcrabs at with the following information:

Name of team leader: _____________
Mobile # of leader: _______________
# of people in team (max. 5): ________
# of children in team: _____________
Preferred date: 12/6 or 13/6

We will only allow children who are 6 years-old (K2) or older to join us at the Sentosa walks. The younger ones will have to wait for their turn when they grow older. This is our rule, so please respect it. The walk is not suitable for young children, toddlers and babies.

Meeting place and time?
We will inform you upon confirmation of places for your team. The walks are in the morning.

What to expect from the Sentosa shore walk?
1) Your shoes will get wet. We will be walking in ankle-high water in the inter-tidal zone. It is NOT a walk on a sandy beach.
2) It is a 1.5 to 2 hour nature walk
3) You will see lots of inter-tidal marine and plant life, including corals, crabs, fishes, seagrasses.
4) Read more about our past Sentosa shore walks and see photos to get a better idea of what to expect. Click here.

Do I have to pay for the walk?
No, you don't to pay the Crabs for the nature walks. Transitions Optical has sponsored these walks and so it is free for you. You will however have to pay for the standard entry fees into Sentosa.

Do write in soon as places run out quickly.

- the "Crabs"

Monday, June 1, 2009

Hot and Humid May

The last day of May was unrelentless in its heat and humidity. We thought it was deterrent enough for the typical air-conditioner-loving Singaporean, and so we were not sure how many people will turn up at our Chek Jawa Boardwalk trip. But we were pleasantly surprised. 45 people came!