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

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.


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.

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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