Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Families and students enjoying an outing to Chek Jawa

Last Saturday (13th Oct), we had a wonderful trip out to Chek Jawa Boardwalk with several families and lots of students on a study trip. October is typically our quieter month for visitors, but this time Pei Yan brought her Girl Guides student leaders from Katong Convent together with their teachers. We had a really boisterous trip, a fun way to spend a Saturday morning exploring Chek Jawa.

Here's PY sharing about rubber tapping with her students. Rubber was a major cash crop in South East Asia for decades, although with the introduction of synthetic rubber, natural rubber has lost its pole position in the cultivation of cash crops. Nonetheless, this is an eye-opener for our younger Singaporeans to be able to touch and feel the latex sap with their fingers.

Friday, October 5, 2012

13 Oct (Sat): FREE Chek Jawa boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs

We're in the last quarter of 2012! Whew! Time flies.... If you had wanted to visit Chek Jawa Boardwalk this year and have not done so, delay no more. Join the Crabs on their monthly outing to discover local mangrove biodiversity.

Even though we are not going down to the inter-tidal mudflats, there are still lots of fascinating animals and plants next to the boardwalk for us to discover. The mudskippers and fiddler crabs are cute as they go about their busy ways. The monitor lizards should be there too, basking in warm sunshine until their cold-blooded bodies get sufficiently heated up before they get active. You want to see larger animals? Yes, there are wild boars in Chek Jawa. There are also hornbills and sea eagles flying above the tree canopy. The smaller birds like woodpeckers, tailorbirds, sunbirds and bulbuls are often spotted in the forests of Chek Jawa too. Come on and sign up. It should be a fun outing for everyone.

Date: 13th October, 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 nakedhermitcrabs@gmail.com