Sunday, November 28, 2010

Families enjoying an outing to Chek Jawa

In a country that is so obsessed with shopping and the trappings of a city life, it is heartening to see so many of the visitors to our outings at Chek Jawa express their love for nature and wild places. And they bring their families along - the young and the young-at-heart - to enjoy a morning amongst the mangroves and coastal areas.

It is the school holidays, and we had a total of 50 visitors and 7 guides (including Alan from NParks who helped us too).

As the roving photographer today, I was able to take many photos of the groups along the trail.

Here's one of PY and her group as they set off from the meeting place.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Free Chek Jawa Boardwalk trip on 27-Nov-2010 (Saturday)

We are opening our registration book for visitors who wish to join us this month at our nature trip to Chek Jawa.

It is a boardwalk trip (sorry, not a shore trip), but there are plenty of animals and plants to spot. Do read about our past trips to get an idea of what to expect of a typical boardwalk trip to Chek Jawa. One of our visitors wrote in our guestbook, "The best kept secret of Singapore... Explore till you drop!! Real wildlife and ecosystem observation within secure limits".

Date: 27 November 2010, Saturday
Time: 9:30 am
Duration: 2 hours
Meeting Place: Chek Jawa Information Kiosk, Pulau Ubin
Cost: still free for now

Write to to register for the walk.

Please keep your group small, preferably fewer than 10 people, so that we can welcome as many family and friend groups as possible. If you are organising a corporate event, we encourage you to hire the professional nature guides.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Chek Jawa intertidal walks for whole 2011 open for booking on 1-Dec (organised by NParks)

To all our visitors and friends,

If you are interested to book a Chek Jawa shore walk in 2011 with NParks, please note that the booking date is on 1-Dec-2010. Don't miss this opportunity if you have always wanted to book an intertidal trip. Chek Jawa is a magical place where you can view wonderful inter-tidal marine life.

Read Ria's wildshores blog for an excellent explanation of how the booking works -

And the NParks website for Chek Jawa is in this link -

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Through the eyes of our visitors

It's been three weeks since our monthly nature trip to Chek Jawa Boardwalk on 23rd October. One of our visitors, Jimmy, forwarded a zip file of wonderful photographs taken during the trip. So, with permission from the photographer, Tan Wei Sheng, I am sharing his photographs with you here. Enjoy!