Wednesday, August 29, 2012

8 Sep (Sat): FREE Chek Jawa boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs

It's the September school break! Come explore Chek Jawa on Pulau Ubin with us. Even though we are not going down to the shore, Chek Jawa's rich mangrove and inter-tidal ecosystems will fascinate us. There are lots of cute 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!

(By the way, we have another walk at Pasir Ris Mangroves on 1st September. Check that one out too!)

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.

Date: 8th September, 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. Registration is through our online form. We will send you an email to confirm the number of 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.
Chek Jawa Information Kiosk - the meeting place

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.
View of the mangrove boardwalk from Jejawi Tower

Tree climbing crab

Giant mudskipper

Malayan Water Monitor Lizard


  1. 8th Sept will also be the main ICCS event for CJ. Great way to share about why we need to take care of our shores.

  2. That's cool, A!

    ICCS at Chek Jawa on 8th Sep...... What a wonderful way to share and witness an event that is part of one of the largest mobilisation of volunteers around the world .... for the conservation of natural shores, oceans and marine biodiversity of our water planet!

    Friends and visitors .... check this too: