Sunday, August 30, 2009

Chek Jawa - peaceful, untouched, a retreat from the daily stresses of life

The Crabs were out in full force yesterday. We shifted our monthly nature walk to the last Saturday of the month and it looks like we made the right decision.

We had about 45 visitors in total; 20 who registered for the walk, 5 walk-in visitors and about 20 teachers-in-training from the NIE Green Club who came to observe us in action. The weather was just what we wished for - sunny and with a lovely breeze to keep everyone happy.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Chek Jawa Boardwalk - 29-Aug-09 Saturday

Hi friends,

In case you miss our earlier announcement, we're holding our monthly Chek Jawa (Pulau Ubin) nature walk on Saturday instead of Sunday. And it is this coming Saturday, 29th August.

Date: 29 August 2009
Meeting Place : Chek Jawa Information Kiosk
Meeting Time : 3 pm
Duration : 1.5 to 2 hours
Cost : still free for now
Group Size : not more than 6

Friday, August 14, 2009

Chek Jawa - Last Saturday of every month

The Naked Hermit Crabs are making a BIG change to their Chek Jawa Boardwalk nature trips. Instead of holding our walks on the last Sunday of each month, we have decided to change them to the Last Saturday of the Month!

So the first Saturday walk happens this month on 29 August.

Nothing else has changed:

Meeting Place : Chek Jawa Information Kiosk
Meeting Time : 9 am (updated since 25 November 2009)
Duration : 1.5 hours
Cost : still free for now (amazing!)
Group Size : not more than 6.

Confirmed trips:
28-Nov-09 (9 am)
26-Dec-09 (9 am)

Come and join us to explore the different coastal habitats on Chek Jawa. Even though we are not going on to the shore, there is still much to see and enjoy. There are monitor lizards, fiddler crabs, spiders, rare plants, wild boars, 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.

What to bring: camera, binoculars, drinking water, a hat, sunblock

For additional information about Chek Jawa Boardwalk, click here ....

And how to get to Ubin and Chek Jawa ....

1) From Changi Village, take a bumboat ride to Pulau Ubin
2) At the Ubin jetty, hop into a taxi van and tell the taxi driver to take you to Chek Jawa. Give yourself about 1 hour to get from Changi Village to Chek Jawa.

Finally, drop us a line at our email address, nakedhermitcrabs at, to let us know us know that you're coming. We will give you a reply to confirm your place. However, if you have not registered with us but feel like showing up on the day itself, do come along anyway. If yours is a small group, we should be able to take you in as well.

We want to live a more spontaneous life!

Meanwhile, enjoy the rest of the photos taken at Chek Jawa....

(how rubber tapping works)

(a stick insect)

(a beautiful moth, unidentified)

(a young visitor to Chek Jawa)