Saturday, May 28, 2016

5 Jun (Sun): Balik Chek Jawa with the Chek Jawa community

The Naked Hermit Crabs are helping out in the Balik Chek Jawa event together with the Chek Jawa community on 5 June, so here is a re-post from the Pesta Ubin blog! Hope to see you there.

FREE, no registration required, just come to 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).
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!

The volunteers of the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative and Mangrove Action Squad will also be at Chek Jawa to share about their exciting ground-up community effort to restore mangroves at Pulau Ubin!

While volunteers of TeamSeaGrass will share about seagrasses which dugongs love to eat. And how you can join them to monitor the seagrasses of Singapore.

Want to cycle to Chek Jawa Open House and learn more about what you see along the way? Join the volunteers of Pedal Ubin who will lead a guided Journey to the East which includes Balik Chek Jawa.

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, the Toddycats/Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum as well as Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative and TeamSeaGrass.

More about Chek Jawa.

Date: 5 Jun (Sun)
Time: 9am - 12noon
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!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Naked Hermit Crabs celebrate Pesta Ubin

Chek Jawa is a very special place in Pulau Ubin that is teeming with life. It's a place that we come back time after time, and every trip remains special and magical.

The Naked Hermit Crabs joined in the Pesta Ubin festivities on Day One with their Chek Jawa Boardwalk event. What a wonderful trip we had! A total of 46 visitors came for the free walk. The tide was around 0.7m high during the walk, and gave us perfect conditions to observe the marine animals in the inter-tidal zone. Just look at the amazing animals that we saw from the boardwalk!

The kids spotted lots of horseshoe crabs. These two horseshoe crabs are doing well.
Horseshoe crab
In fact this one is a juvenile. The shell is roughly the size of a doughnut, and the colour of the shell is a bit brighter. As it is a young horseshoe crab, it does not have barnacles on its shell yet. Such a beautiful animal!

Horseshoe crab (juvenile)