Monday, January 9, 2012

2012 - Free Chek Jawa Boardwalk trips on the 2nd Saturday of each month

We concluded our Y2011 Chek Jawa Boardwalk trips on a high note in December with a record number of more than 80 visitors. What a wonderful time we all had, and for a good cause too! The visitors enjoyed visiting one of Singapore's natural shores with a trained guide, while we, on our part, are happy to play a part in raising awareness of the ecosystems found in Chek Jawa.
Visitors at our Dec 2011 walk (Photo credit: Kok Sheng)
The Crabs are pleased to commit another year to run these free monthly walks for the public. Yay!!! We have done these free Chek Jawa Boardwalk trips for about four and a half years now. Time flies! Our very first Chek Jawa Boardwalk trip took place on September 8, 2007, and we have probably taken about nearly 2000 people out on our trips.

For 2012, we will hold our monthly walks on the 2nd Saturday of each month with the exception of January and June. These are the dates:

January - No walk. The Crabs take a break!
11 Feb (Sat)
10 Mar (Sat, school holidays)
14 Apr (Sat)
12 May (Sat)
16 Jun (Sat, school holidays) - we switch to the 3rd Saturday just for this month.
14 Jul (Sat)
11 Aug (Sat)
8 Sep (Sat, school holidays)
13 Oct (Sat)
10 Nov (Sat)
8 Dec (Sat, school holidays)

Meeting Time: 9:30 am
Meeting Place: Chek Jawa Information Kiosk, Pulau Ubin
Duration of walk: Approximately 2 hours
Cost: No charge still
Pre-registration is required.

Use our online form to register for the walks.

If you have questions for us, write to us at

We welcome small family and friend groups. If you are organising a corporate or community project, we recommend that you engage the professional nature guides.

Additional information for first-time visitors, please read on:

How to get to Chek Jawa?
1) Take the bumboat to the island of Pulau Ubin from Changi Village.
2) Once you arrive at Ubin, you can find a lot of island taxis (vans) near the jetty. Tell the taxi driver to take you to Chek Jawa.

Give yourself  45 minutes to travel from Changi Village to Chek Jawa.

Useful Information:
More about Chek Jawa and Pulau Ubin and how to get there and what to see and do on the wildsingapore website.

To get a better idea of what a typical trip is like:
Read this post by KS for the trip in November 2011.

And enjoy the rest of the photos taken during our trips....

Meeting place: Chek Jawa Information Kiosk

Encounter with wild boars

Jejawi Tower

On the mangrove boardwalk

Male and female flowers of the attap palm

A giant mudskipper found in the mangroves

Thousands of fiddler crabs can be found on the inter-tidal mud

Grey herons seen feeding on the mudflats at low tide

Visitors on the coastal boardwalk

Visitors signing (and drawing) on our guest book at the end of the trip

Friends visiting Chek Jawa

Young families visiting Chek Jawa


  1. Hi have already emailed to you to register for the 10 Mar Chek Jawa Trip :)

    Hope we are still on time to register :)


    1. Hi Adeline - I've just replied your email. I usually do NHC emails during the weekend. Weekdays are filled with work and family commitments. :-) LK