Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Celebrating Youth Day at the Pasir Ris Mangroves!

We are happy to have had 37 visitors join us at the Pasir Ris Mangroves for our Youth Day Walk, held in collaboration with The Wild Side and Nature Adventures SG.
You learn something new every day!
Soon after the walk began, we came upon many white mushrooms growing along the base of a tree. Our visitors were surprised to learn that the part of the mushrooms we see above ground are only the fruiting bodies, while the main body of the mushroom is mostly underground!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

1 July (Sat) - Free guided walk at the Pasir Ris Mangroves

Specially for kids and families, come and explore the Pasir Ris mangroves with volunteer nature guides! This youth day, the Naked Hermit Crabs will be collaborating with Nature Adventures SG and The Wild Side to bring you on this FREE guided tour of the boardwalk!
Pasir Ris Mangrove boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs
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. Bring your children down to enjoy nature during the weekend!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Having a blast at Balik Chek Jawa!

As part of Pesta Ubin, we are glad to celebrate Chek Jawa Open house on 3 Jun (Sat), where volunteers from many groups came together to share about the beauty of Chek Jawa to about 700 visitors in total!
Love Chek Jawa!
Photo by Ria Tan
The activity is by the Chek Jawa community, led by the Naked Hermit Crabs with friends of Chek Jawa like NParks Chek Jawa volunteers, TeamSeagrass, Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M) Initiative, NUS Toddycats. We even had some amazing volunteers from the public join us to help make Balik Chek Jawa a success!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

3 Jun, 2017 (Sat): Balik Chek Jawa with the Chek Jawa community

FREE, no registration required, just come to Chek Jawa! Volunteer guides will be stationed all over 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.

A spectacular view from Jejawi Tower
Date: 3 Jun, 2017 (Sat)
Time: 10am - 3pm
Meeting point: Chek Jawa Info Kiosk, 3.3km away from Ubin Jetty (map). About 1.5-2 hour walk or a 15-min van ride. More on how to get to Chek Jawa.

No charge, the activity is free!
No registration required, simply come to Chek Jawa.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Adventures with new friends!

Balik Chek Jawa (a FREE Chek Jawa open House) is coming up soon, and we are happy to have a group of 27 amazing volunteers join us for our Chek Jawa familiarisation tour to be nature guides for the event!
A whole bunch of new friends!
Photo by Ria Tan

Saturday, April 29, 2017

21 May (Sun)- Want to learn how to be a nature guide? Come join the Chek Jawa Familiarisation Tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs!

Have you ever wanted to experience what it’s like to be a nature guide? Looking for an interesting activity for your family to take part in during the holidays? The Chek Jawa Familiarisation Tour is here for you! No prior experience is needed. Sign up now at our online form! After you have completed the Familiarisation Tour on 21 May, you will be able to participate as a volunteer at the Balik Chek Jawa Day on 3 June. Come join us and make a difference for nature!

Join us to help make a difference for nature!
What is this Familiarisation Tour about? 
To help prepare you to contribute to Balik Chek Jawa, this tour introduces you Chek Jawa and hopes to build your confidence to share at one station of your choice along the boardwalk. 
It is also a chance to interact with like-minded people and more experienced nature guides while coming up with new and exciting ways to share about our shores. The tour will take you around the Chek Jawa coastal and mangrove boardwalk.

Why should I join this familiarisation tour?
By joining this FREE tour, you will not only learn about the wildlife at Chek Jawa, but also have a chance to contribute to Balik Chek Jawa by learning how to be a nature guide! 
Date: 21 May (Sun)
Time: 8.00 am-12 noon
(More details will be provided to those who register)
Click here to sign up!
Registration closes on 17 May 2017

Continue reading for more information on what you can learn, and who is eligible to join the tour!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

An otterly wonderful walk at the Pasir Ris Mangroves

It’s been quite a while since our last walk at the Pasir Ris Mangroves, and we are glad to have 57 visitors join us for the long Easter weekend!

A little rain won't stop us!

After a quick introduction, we split into four groups, each led by our volunteer guides. It had begun to drizzle when the walk began, but luckily for us, the rain only lasted for a while, and we were able to resume the walk after a short wait.