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)

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: http://pestaubin2016.blogspot.sg/

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!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

16th Apr (Sat) - Free guided walk at Chek Jawa Boardwalk

The third free walk for 2016 at Chek Jawa Boardwalk is coming up on 16th April, Saturday. Come and explore the famous Chek Jawa Wetlands with us. We have been doing these monthly walks since September 2007! Click here to sign up.

Our guides will help you find lots of interesting mangrove and marine animals. Even though we are not going on to the shore, there is still much to see and enjoy. There are monitor lizards, fiddler crabs, spiders, rare plants, wild boar, mudskippers and lots of fruit trees. If we are lucky, we might even spot the Oriental Pied Hornbill, White-bellied Sea Eagle and the giant Atlas Moth.



Date: 16 April (Sat) 
Meeting time: 9.30am 
Meeting place: Chek Jawa Information Kiosk, Pulau Ubin 
Duration of walk: Around 2 hours 
Cost: Free (small donations are accepted)

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

And read on for more information ....

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Our Chek Jawa walk in March


The weather is getting hotter and hotter but this did not deter 84 eager visitors to join us bright and early on this Saturday morning (19 March)! There were a number of children on this walk and it is certainly heartwarming to see the young ones so interested in nature.

Everyone taking out their phones and binoculars, trying to capture a good look and picture of...



THIS. Look at how intricately designed this web is. Credits to Speedgo Photography. Do check out the Facebook page here for some high definition photos! (If you would like to share or feature your photos with us, don't hesitate to drop us a message, we will be happy to!)

As usual, we HAVE to take a group photo!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

19 Mar (Sat) morning: Free guided walk at Chek Jawa Boardwalk


Finding a place to go to during the weekend of this March school holidays? Look no further! Join the Naked Hermit Crabs as we explore Chek Jawa and get the chance to spot many marine and terrestrial critters! Click here to sign up.





Date: 19 Mar (Sat) 
Meeting time: 9.30am 
Meeting place: Chek Jawa Information Kiosk, Pulau Ubin 
Duration of walk: Around 2 hours 
Cost: Free (donations are accepted)

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

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