19 July 2016

A wonderful weekend at Pulau Ubin

I had a wonderful time last weekend with families at Chek Jawa and with more wonderful people at the mangroves of Pulau Ubin.
This post is somewhat late as I got sidetracked by Dead Fish Alert.




Free monthly Chek Jawa boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs

We had a glorious Saturday with enthusiastic families at the Chek Jawa boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs.
Chek Jawa boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs
Mama Crab Ley Kun looks after all of us so well despite her busy schedule. She starts off the tour with an introduction about why the Crabs are Naked.
Chek Jawa boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs
I'm so lucky Mohammad Juhari was with us today. He explained Malay history of Chek Jawa and also took awesome photos of our trip.
Chek Jawa boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs
The kids are well prepared for a real close look at Chek Jawa! They also found lots of cool critters
Chek Jawa boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs
Alas, we also saw what looked like Palm Oil Waste washing up on Chek Jawa.
Chek Jawa boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs
It was a gorgeous blue sky day as we ended at House No. 1 overlooking Pulau Sekudu and Changi.
Pulau Sekudu from Chek Jawa House No. 1 jetty
Here, the kids as usual, share amazing drawings of what they encountered. And I am always so touched by the mums and dads who take the effort to bring their kids to see Chek Jawa!
Chek Jawa boardwalk tour with the Naked Hermit Crabs

Photos of the walk by Mohammad Juhari.


Free mangrove walk with the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative

The next day, another awesome day at Pulau Ubin with amazing people who joined a free leisurely walk from Ubin Town to nearby abandoned aquaculture ponds.
Free mangrove walk with Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative
The walk was to share about the an exciting ground-up community effort to give Mother Nature a hand in restoring mangroves at abandoned aquaculture ponds on Pulau Ubin.
Free mangrove walk with Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative
Everyone had fun learning about the Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative and the Ecological Mangrove Restoration method, where mangroves will be naturally restored at abandoned aquaculture ponds on Pulau Ubin.
Free mangrove walk with Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative
We also saw cool critters like the Paradise Tree snake!
Free mangrove walk with Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative
And checked out kampung living.
Free mangrove walk with Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative
Thanks to Jonathan Tan for sharing about plants and animals along the way.
Free mangrove walk with Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative
Thanks once again to Mohammad Juhari for taking awesome photos and videos of our trip. And also Richard Kuah for more photos of our trip!
Free mangrove walk with Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative
Everyone loves durians! And without mangroves, we would have no durians!
Free mangrove walk with Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative
Thanks also to Uncle Lim of No. 42 Pulau Ubin for graciously allowing us to use his shop for the discussions before and after the walk.
Photo by Mohammad Juhari.
And thanks to all the great visitors and the wonderful friends for two great walks at my favourite Pulau Ubin!

Photos of the walk by Mohammad Juhari on facebook.


Photos of the walk by Richard Kuah on facebook.


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