Friday, April 29, 2016

14 May (Sat): Chek Jawa boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs

Have you heard of Pesta Ubin?

Well, now you have! Pesta Ubin is Ubin Open House for an entire month. From 14 May to 12 June 2016. Read more about Pesta Ubin 2016 in their very own website:

There will be lots of Ubin activities during the Pesta Ubin celebrations, all run by volunteers and the community that cares about the Ubin way of life - a kinder and gentler way of island life.

The Naked Hermit Crabs will celebrate Pesta Ubin by organising an amazing walk at Chek Jawa on 14 May (Saturday).

Specially for kids and families! A trip to Pulau Ubin is incomplete without a visit to Chek Jawa, one of Singapore's richest ecosystem. Join the Naked Hermit Crabs for another one of their amazing walks and experience what nature has to offer!

Fun for the whole family!

Keep a lookout for 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. There is always so much to see from the boardwalk!

Lots to discover at Chek Jawa Boardwalk!

Date: 14 May (Sat)
Time: 9.30am
Meeting place: Chek Jawa Information Kiosk, Pulau Ubin. More on how to get to Pulau Ubin and Chek Jawa.

No charge, the activity is free! You just need to sign up at the Online Registration Form, and wait for a confirmation from the Crabs.

Friday, April 1, 2016

5 Jun (Sun): Balik Chek Jawa

The Naked Hermit Crabs are taking part in Balik Chek Jawa!

All are welcome to visit Chek Jawa! Volunteer guides will be at the boardwalk to share about Chek Jawa's amazing wildlife. From monkeys to wild boar, birds to butterflies, crabs to mudskippers, and fascinating plants of the mangroves and shores, some of which are rare elsewhere. If we are lucky we may encounter otters or even a dugong. (There will be NO activities on the seashores).

On a free guided walk of Chek Jawa by the Naked Hermit Crabs (Photo credit: Ria Tan)
Chek Jawa is also full of history. Volunteers will share about these too. Among the heritage of Chek Jawa is House No. 1, where there will be more activities for the family!

Dugong Ambassadors event at Chek Jawa in 2008 (Photo credit: Ria Tan)
The volunteers of the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative will also be at Chek Jawa to share about their exciting ground-up community effort to restore mangroves at Pulau Ubin!

This Chek Jawa Open House is brought to you by the Chek Jawa community of volunteers. They include volunteers who worked on Chek Jawa before reclamation was deferred, and current volunteers with Ubin NParks, the Naked Hermit Crabs, and the Toddycats/Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.

More about Chek Jawa.

Date: 5 Jun (Sun)
Time: 9am to noon
Meeting point: Chek Jawa Info Kiosk. More on how to get to Chek Jawa.
No charge, the activity is free! 
No registration required, simply come to Chek Jawa.

If you have any questions, click here to ask us!