16 Jun (Sat): Talk on "The Secret Life of Chek Jawa" by Joseph Lai

Hidden shoals, rocky islands and rugged coasts, mysterious sandbars and spits, mangroves and coastal hill and Singapore’s largest seagrass lagoon... Chek Jawa’s secret is indeed a picture of completeness and so it should be. This talk reviews Chek Jawa in its entirety as a timeless marriage between a great river and the sea, and show off her magnificent dowry of intertidal treasures sparkling with undisputed biodiversity and inter-dependency of habitats found nowhere else in Singapore today.
About the Speaker: Joseph Lai, 52, a botanist and a volunteer at heart, was the first to bring public attention to Chek Jawa which subsequently led to the deferment of land reclamation at Pulau Ubin in 2002. He is currently an officer with National Parks Board (Conservation Division) stationed in Pulau Ubin.

This talk is free of charge and registration is not required. For enquiries, please contact Ms Zheng Jiahui at zheng_jiahui@nparks.gov.sg.

Time: 3.30-4.30pm
Venue: Jurong Regional Library
Website: http://www.nparks.gov.sg/