Saturday, January 20, 2018

2018 Guided Walk Schedule

As we turn 11 this year, we hope to continue growing with the help of your support! We will continue to offer FREE nature walks at Chek Jawa Boardwalk and Pasir Ris Mangroves. These walks will help us to reach out to more people on the marine life our shores are home to and in return, we hope that this will safeguard our threatened natural shores such as Chek Jawa.

It gives us much joy to share what we know about the plants and animals that live in the fragile coastal ecosystems of Chek Jawa and Pasir Ris Mangroves. Sign up for our walks and get to know Singapore's own biodiversity from volunteers who care about such things.

Here is our schedule for 2018. All walks are held at Chek Jawa Boardwalk (Pulau Ubin) unless stated otherwise.

11 Feb (Sunday) - Pasir Ris Mangroves
18 Mar (Sunday) - school holidays
24 Mar (Saturday) - school holidays - Pasir Ris Mangroves
14 Apr (Saturday)
12 May (Saturday)
10 Jun (Sunday) - Balik Chek Jawa. No registration needed. Simply show up at Chek Jawa and we will have guides to show you around.
7 July (Saturday)
19 Aug (Sunday)
1 Sep (Saturday) - school holidays - Pasir Ris Mangroves
14 Oct (Sunday)
10 Nov (Saturday) - Pasir Ris Mangroves
16 Dec (Sunday) - school holidays

Registration for our walks are done online through Google Forms. We open registration one month at a time, as soon as we finish the previous one.

Click here to access the Online Registration Form for Chek Jawa Boardwalk.

This is the normal schedule at each Chek Jawa Boardwalk trip:

Meeting place: Chek Jawa Information Kiosk, Pulau Ubin
Meeting time: 9:30 am
Duration of walk: 2 hours
Fees: No charge for now, but small donations are accepted

If you have any questions, feel free to write to us at

Happy nature exploring!

11 Feb (Sun) - Free guided walk at Pasir Ris Mangroves

This February, the Naked Hermit Crabs are specially organising a very special nature walk at Pasir Ris Mangroves for young families on 11 February, Sunday. This is a FREE nature walk on the mangrove boardwalk at Pasir Ris Park.

Sign up now on our online registration form! Don't miss the opportunity to see some wildlife in action! Pasir Ris Mangroves is conveniently located 10 minutes away from Pasir Ris MRT station. We only do Pasir Ris Mangroves a couple of times in a year, so don't miss this opportunity!

There are many creatures look out for in the mangroves, such as mudskippers, tree-climbing crabs, snails, herons and monitor lizards. The best part of the nature walk is at the end when we get to the small jetty over the river. There is a lot of animal activity in the evenings. We have seen young monitor lizards crawling into their nests as they settle in before nightfall.  Sometimes, you may even spot kingfishers, jellyfishes and water snakes! It really is quite exciting for the children to be able to see these animals in the wild.

Date: 11 February 2018 (Sunday)
Time: 5 pm (We should end around 6.30pm, just before sunset.)
Meeting point: Pasir Ris Park, Carpark C.

Sign up here.

Meet near the first toilets nearest the entrance to Carpark C. The meeting point is a short stroll from the Pasir Ris MRT station. Pasir Ris Park 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.

Do read on for more information about our FAQs and what you can expect to see!