15 Jun (Sun): Nature Guided-walk at Chek Jawa, Pulau Ubin with Cicada Tree Eco Place

In 2001, plans to destroy Chek Jawa were shelved. Chek Jawa 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 Chek Jawa, 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.
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.

To register, please email Celine Low at contact@cicadatree.org.sg giving participants' names, ages and a mobile no.

Time: 8.30am-12.30pm. 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 (map). Walk ends at 12.30pm back at Ubin Jetty.
Cost: $15 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.
Venue: Chek Jawa, Pulau Ubin
Website: http://www.cicadatree.org.sg/

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