Sunday, July 27, 2014

Outing to Chek Jawa Boardwalk - of spiders, snakes and rambutans

Fifty people turned up for the Chek Jawa Boardwalk outing with the Crabs yesterday. How lucky we were because the weather turned out to be cool and windy for most part of the morning! Many of them shared with us that this is the first visit to Ubin, and that they wanted to spend the Hari Raya weekend away from the shopping belt. What do we say to that? "Excellent choice"!

This is the view that greeted the visitors on arriving at Pulau Ubin jetty. National Day is just around the corner, and the flags and buntings are up. The rustic life in Pulau Ubin is very much a treasured identity of Singapore. It reminds us of what Singapore used to be during the early years of nationhood, something very familiar to our pioneer generation. Many of us are glad that the way of life in Ubin has been preserved even in this super modern day and age. Here is a recorded interview by AsiaOne with one of the remaining 30-odd residents of Pulau Ubin: "We don't close doors, there are no thieves here".

How did our outing turn out? Read on ....

Monday, July 14, 2014

July 26, Saturday: Free guided walk at Chek Jawa Boardwalk

** Update on 15/7/14: We are full! Registration is suspended for the moment until we can get more volunteer guides. Thanks for your understanding. **

If you're visiting our blog because you heard of us and our nature walks at the recent Festival of Biodiversity at Vivocity, we just want to say, "Hello and Welcome to you all"! Glad you made it to the webpage!

We have been doing free nature trips to Chek Jawa Boardwalk for nearly 7 years now. Each month, we bring small groups of visitors out on to introduce them to the plant and animals found in the mangroves and intertidal areas of Chek Jawa. All from the safety and convenience of the boardwalk. There is always plenty to see on these trips, such as wild boars, insects, lots and lots of crabs, spiders, snakes, fishes, perhaps a jellyfish or two in the sea, and not forgetting the birds in the forests and flying high above us. Who says there is no nature in Singapore! Come explore Chek Jawa with the Crabs!

Sign up at the Online Registration Form, and we will confirm your attendance via email in a few days! Our email address is

Date: 26 July (Sat)
Meeting time: 9:30 am
Meeting place: Chek Jawa Information Kiosk, Pulau Ubin
Duration of walk: Around 2 hours
Cost: Free

Read on for more photos and details about the walk.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Awesome day out to Chek Jawa Boardwalk

The Crabs had a really awesome outing to Chek Jawa with 80 visitors on 28 June. It was the last Saturday of the June school holidays, and as expected, we had a huge turnout. What a joy to have all the families come explore Chek Jawa with the Crabs!

Here's a quick account of the trip plus loads of photos!