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.
To register, please email Celine Low at firstname.lastname@example.org 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