Sunday, March 17, 2013

Come join us at Pasir Ris Park Mangrove this March Holidays

The March holidays have started and the school children are out to play.
The Naked Hermit Crabs are organising a free guided walk session on 23 March at the Pasir Ris Park Mangrove boardwalk. It will be a great and educational trip for visitors of all ages.

The walk is suitable for young and adults.
Hopefully in the year of the Snake, we will be able to get more sightings of the dog-faced water snake.
Juvenile dog-faced water snake. 
If the tide is high, you might even get to meet mr tree-climbing crab in action - climbing tree!
Tree-climbing crab
Or look at the giant mudskipper enjoying mud spa near its self-dug burrow.
Giant mudskipper
If you are even luckier, a family of otters can be spotted along Sungei Tampines (video by Nikita Hengbok).

Liam (12 and a half) and Skylar (9 and a half) shared this lovely drawing of what we did and saw during our walk on 17 March 2012.

So come join the Naked Hermit Crabs explore Pasir Ris mangroves!

We welcome small family and friend groups. And we love kids!

This walk is FREE!

Please register your interest in this online form. We will send you a confirmation note when we receive your registration.

Time: 5 pm (We should end around 6.30pm, just before sunset.)
Meeting point: Pasir Ris Park, Carpark C. Meet neat the first toilets nearest the entrance to the carpark. The meeting point is a short stroll from the Pasir Ris MRT station. Pasir Ris is a very long park with many carparks (from A to D). Do look at the map to be sure you are heading for the correct carpark, Carpark C.


Q: Suitable attire?
A: Comfortable outdoors clothes and normal walking shoes. There may be mosquitoes in the mangroves, so you might want to wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt or bring repellent.

Q: What should I bring?
A: Rain gear and camera. If you want to continue exploring the mangroves on your own after our walk, you might want to bring a small torch.

Q: Age restriction?
A: None. As long as the participants are able to walk well and be responsible for their own well-being during the walk.

Q: Is the boardwalk accessible to prams?
A: Yes, it is a smooth ride throughout, on boardwalks or hard paths.

Q: What if I am late?
A: Just catch up with us on the boardwalk! We will start from the entrance closest to Carpark C (with red star on the image below) and take the first right turn towards the Mangrove Jetty on Sungei Tampines. We will end the walk either at the jetty or near the pond, depending on group size.
Click on image for larger view

Q: What if it rains?
A: This is a rain-or-shine event. The guides will be at the meeting point 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.

Do email us if you have any other questions:

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