Sunday, July 8, 2012

14 Jul (Sat): FREE Chek Jawa Boardwalk trip with the Naked Hermit Crabs

Come and join us for a fun morning at Chek Jawa Boardwalk in Pulau Ubin this coming Saturday. Even though we are not going down to the shore, there are still lots of animals and interesting plants to see from the boardwalk. With a trained guide and the keen eyesight of the children, we should be able to spot lots!

Chek Jawa, as you know, is one of the ecologically richest areas in the north-east part of Singapore. On a typical boardwalk trip, we should be able to see crabs, monitor lizards, mudskippers, fiddler crabs and wild boars. And if we are lucky, we should also see the Oriental Pied Hornbills and sea eagles. Just last month, a group of visitors led by KokSheng saw two otters swimming in the water off the boardwalk. It made quite an impression on the kids who were present.

Date: 14th July, 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 9:30 am
Duration: about 2 hours
Meeting Place: Chek Jawa Information Kiosk, Pulau Ubin
Cost: The Crabs do not charge for the trip but you will have to pay for the bumboat and taxi rides to get to Chek Jawa.


We welcome small family and friend groups. You may sign up using our online form
. We will send you an email to confirm the places for your group.

If you have questions for us, write in to
More Information

Read more about Chek Jawa and Pulau Ubin, and how to get there and what to see and do on the wildsingapore website.


Q: Suitable attire?
A: Comfortable outdoors clothes and walking shoes

Q: What should I bring?
A: Drinking water (important), rain gear. Optional: hat/baseball cap, change of attire, camera, snacks.

Q: Age restriction?
A: None as long as the participants are prepared to walk 2 km, climb a 6-storey high tower, able to tolerate the hot sun or wet weather, and be responsible for their own well-being during the walk.

Q: How do I recognise the organisers?
A: We will be the ones doing a roll-call at Chek Jawa Information Kiosk. So, as long as you make it to Chek Jawa, you will definitely see us.

Q: What if it rains?
A: This is a rain-or-shine event. The Crabs will be there at Chek Jawa regardless of the weather. Usually we are able to resume the walk once the rain stops. Please come prepared with rainwear. You make your own decision whether to come or not in the event of bad weather.

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