25 Nov (Mon): Nature Guided-walk for kids at Chek Jawa Nature Reserve, Pulau Ubin

In 2001, plans to destroy CJ were shelved and now it is a nature reserve. CJ is one of Singapore's most treasured and loved nature spots, with a diverse combination of scenic habitats and wildlife. Here exists rare coastal forest, rocky seashore, sea grass meadows, ancient coral reef rubble, mud-flats, mangrove and Attap Chee groves. The shallow sea here supports incredible marine biodiversity, and is home to the rare and globally-endangered Dugong or Sea Cow. We go onto the extensive boardwalk to access the various habitats and to spot a diversity of unique wildlife such as mudskippers, fiddler and tree-climbing crabs, the Great-billed Heron and many others. At CJ, the lush coastal forest grows right down to meet the Rocky Seashore where, if lucky, we may glimpse a flock of Red Jungle Fowl or a family of Wild Pigs beachcombing for seafood.
Kids on the Chek Jawa boardwalk
Please note: This walk will only be on the boardwalk and dirt trails. We will not be going onto the seashore or mud-flats. Bring poncho/raincoat/umbrella, hat, fully-filled refillable water bottle, herbal mosquito repellent. Wear long pants, otherwise wear thick repellent. Long-sleeved shirt, socks and covered shoes are recommended. Ubin has shops selling drinks and snacks. There are restaurants open for lunch and dinner.

Pre-registration required, email Celine Low at contact@cicadatree.org.sg giving participants' names, ages and a mobile number.

Time: 8.30am to 12.30pm
Venue: Meet at 8.30am at basement of Changi Jetty (also known as Changi Point Ferry Terminal) at Lorong Berkukong, 5 mins walk away from Changi Village hawker centre.
Cost: $13 per pax (adult or kid). Free for kids age 5 yrs and below accompanying adult participants. Excludes the bumboat ride to Pulau Ubin at$2.50 per person one way, and the mini-bus ride to CJ at $4 per person return.
Website: http://cicadatree.blogspot.sg/2013/11/nov-2013-school-hols-walks.html

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