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!

There are many creatures look out for in the mangroves, such as mudskippers, tree-climbing crabs, herons and monitor lizards. Sometimes, you may even spot kingfishers and water snakes! It will certainly be an unforgettable experience with your friends and family!
Crabs are a common sight in the mangroves!
Date: 1 July, 2017 (Saturday)
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.

Please sign up for the walk at our Online Registration Form. We look forward to seeing you there!

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


Q: Suitable attire?

A: Comfortable outdoors clothes and normal walking shoes. There may be mosquitoes in the mangroves, so you might want to wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt or bring repellent.

Q: What should I bring?

A: Rain gear and camera. If you want to continue exploring the mangroves on your own after our walk, you might want to bring a small torch.

Q: Age restriction?

A: None. As long as the participants are able to walk well and be responsible for their own well-being during the walk.

Q: Is the boardwalk accessible to prams?

A: Yes, it is a smooth ride throughout, on boardwalks or hard paths.

Q: What if I am late?

A: Just catch up with us on the boardwalk! We will start from the entrance closest to Carpark C (with red star on the image below) and take the first right turn towards the Mangrove Jetty on Sungei Tampines. We will end the walk either at the jetty or near the pond, depending on group size.

Q: What if it rains?

A: This is a rain-or-shine event. The guides will be at the meeting point regardless of the weather. Usually we are able to resume the walk once the rain stops. Please come prepared with rain gear. You should make your own decision whether to come or not in the event of bad weather.

More about the walk!

You'll be able to spot all sorts of animals around the mangroves. Here are some examples:

Can you spot the monitor lizard in this picture?

Grey herons can be found nesting in the trees along the boardwalk.

Both kids and adults will be able to learn more about the wildlife in our mangroves! Children are also invited to draw what they have seen during the walk!

We hope to see you there!

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