We go on the extensive boardwalk at Chek Jawa on Pulau Ubin. Here we shall see a diversity of unique flora and fauna. At low tide, exposed seaweeds used to be collected by locals to feed their pigs. From the mangroves, Attap Palm leaves were harvested for thatching while durable Nibong Palm trunks were used to build kelongs. The shallow sea here has incredible marine biodiversity, and is home to many species of fishes, starfishes, anemones, crabs, sponges, seaweeds, including the Dugong or Sea Cow which comes in to graze the extensive seagrass beds here.
Note: It will be on the boardwalk and walking on mudflats is not allowed. Trails: Wooden boardwalk. Earth paths, some parts with gentle slopes. More about Chek Jawa and Pulau Ubin and how to get there on wildsingapore.
Pre-registration and more details with Celine Low at firstname.lastname@example.org giving participants' names, ages and a mobile no.
Cost: $15 per person (adult or child), excluding the bumboat ride and mini-bus ride to Chek Jawa. The bumboat ride is $2.50 per person one way. The mini-bus ride is $4 return per person to and from the main village (10-12 persons per bus). Minimum 20 persons for walk to go ahead.
Website and contact: http://www.cicadatree.org.sg/