Thursday, 25 May 2017

3 June (Sat): R.U.M. at Balik Chek Jawa

FREE, no registration required, just come to Chek Jawa! As part of Pesta Ubin, the Restore Ubin Mangroves Initiative(R.U.M.) volunteers will be at this Chek Jawa Open House to share more about Ubin's Mangroves!
Mangrove madness with RUM!

Volunteer guides will be stationed all over the boardwalk to share about Chek Jawa's amazing wildlife. Fun for the whole family, there will be free colouring sheets and kids activities too!

The volunteers are eager to share about monkeys to wild boar, birds to butterflies, crabs to mudskippers, and fascinating plants of the mangroves and shores, some of which are rare elsewhere. If we are lucky we may encounter otters or even a dugong.

Volunteers have hand-carved stamps of Chek Jawa! Kids will get a 'passport' to collect these stamps!
Come and get your 'passports' stamped by our guides!

There are also FREE colouring sheets!

And lots of other fun kids' activities at House No. 1, Chek Jawa's Visitor Centre.

This activity is by the Chek Jawa community, led by the Naked Hermit Crabs with friends of Chek Jawa like NParks Chek Jawa volunteers, TeamSeagrass, Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M) Initiative and Toddycats. (There will be NO activities on the seashores).

Date: 3 Jun (Sat)
Time: 10am - 3pm
Meeting point: Chek Jawa Info Kiosk, 3.3km away from Ubin Jetty (map).
About 1.5-2 hour walk, 15-min van ride. More on how to get to Chek Jawa.

No charge, the activity is free!
No registration required, simply come to Chek Jawa.

Some Frequently Asked Questions on Chek Jawa

Can we go to Chek Jawa at other times?
Yes, you can visit Chek Jawa every day from 8.30am to 6pm. Admission is free. Just come explore the boardwalk and Visitor Centre on your own, free and easy, no guides necessary. More details on the NParks website and Wildsingapore website.

Are there guided tours to Chek Jawa at other times?
NParks conducts guided tours on the sea shore (called intertidal walks) all year round when the tides are suitably low. There are charges and registration is required. More on the NParks website.

The NParks Chek Jawa intertidal walks that happen during Pesta Ubin are listed here.

The Naked Hermit Crabs conducts free guided walks at Chek Jawa every month for families and kids. These are on the boardwalk and do not go down to the sea shore. The walks are free, but registration is required. More on the Naked Hermit Crabs blog.

So how is Balik Chek Jawa different?
Once a year, and only once a year, during Pesta Ubin, volunteers from several groups come together to offer a Chek Jawa Open House. Volunteers will be stationed all over the boardwalk. There will be activities for kids. Free, no registration required, simply come to Chek Jawa!

See you at Balik Chek Jawa!

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