Sunday, August 5, 2012

11 Aug (Sat): FREE Chek Jawa Boardwalk trip with the Naked Hermit Crabs

The Naked Hermit Crabs are holding their monthly Chek Jawa Boardwalk outing next Saturday. Come and celebrate the National Day weekend with us. Even though we are not going down to the shore, Chek Jawa's rich mangrove and inter-tidal ecosystems will fascinate us.

Let the Crabs show you the mudskippers, fiddler crabs, monitor lizards, wild boars, little schools of fishes, bugs, birds, snakes, the list goes on. And if we are lucky, we may get to see the Oriental Pied Hornbills, White-bellied Sea Eagles, and perhaps even the otters! In between all the sightings, the Crabs will share their knowledge of the ecosystems, and of course, our lame jokes to make the trip fun and interesting.

At the end of the walk, we will let the young ones, as well as the young-at-heart, draw and write what they feel about Chek Jawa. The whole event will last about 2 hours.

Date: 11th August, 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.

How To Get There:

1.  At Changi Jetty, now called Changi Point Ferry Terminal, (Lorong Bekukong, Changi Village), catch the bumboat to Pulau Ubin.
2.  At the Ubin Jetty, you will see many drivers and their taxis (vans) waiting for passengers. Tell the taxi driver to take you to Chek Jawa.
3.  You will alight at Punai Hut. Chek Jawa is just a short walk from Punai Hut. Make sure you get the telephone number of the driver so that you can call him/her for the return trip.
4.  We will be waiting for you at the Chek Jawa Information Kiosk.

Our meeting place: Chek Jawa Information Kiosk

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, binoculars, 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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