Why is Chek Jawa important to Singapore?

Why is Chek Jawa important to Singapore?

The convergence point of six natural habitats that’s home to diverse wildlife, Chek Jawa is one of Singapore’s richest eco-systems. This picturesque slice of nature of Chek Jawa offers up one of Singapore’s richest eco-systems.

What is special about Chek Jawa?

Covering approximately 100 hectares in area, Chek Jawa is a unique natural area, where six major ecosystems – sandy beach, rocky beach, seagrass lagoon, coral rubble, mangroves and coastal forest – meet!

Is Chek Jawa protected?

Unlike protected reserves like Sungei Buloh, Chek Jawa still does not have the legal protection status of a Nature Reserve. Reclamation on other nearby islands, oil spills and changes in salinity of water still threaten the wildlife at Chek Jawa.

Is Chek Jawa a natural heritage?

Rich in biodiversity and full of nature wonders, she is regarded as one of Singapore’s nature heritage areas. Be intrigued and get to know more about this wonderful nature habitat once known as a dirty mudflat. Registration is required.

What can you see at Chek Jawa?

The hill overlooking Chek Jawa is covered with trees and plants that shelter and feed a variety of animals. Many plants and animals in this coastal forest are no longer commonly seen on mainland Singapore. Some of the rare birds you may spot include the Oriental pied-hornbill and the Red junglefowl.

How long does it take to cycle Chek Jawa?

about 20 minutes
Cycling to Chek Jawa is one of the must-dos. The trail is a combination of road and gravel, shared with vehicles. So do be careful when navigating, when unsure – always dismount and push especially on slopes. The ride takes about 20 minutes to the “seahorse” gates of Chek Jawa and House Number 1.

How long is Chek Jawa trail?

1.1 km
The Chek Jawa tour by NParks is limited to 45 people, with a NParks guide heading each group of 10 to 15 people. The walk covers the entire boardwalk at both the Mangrove Loop and Coastal Loop with a distance of 1.1 km.

How can I go to Pulau Ubin?

Home to diverse habitats and teeming ecosystems, the island of Pulau Ubin is the perfect destination for nature lovers. To get to this island sanctuary, take a bumboat from Changi Point Ferry Terminal, which will bring you to the Pulau Ubin jetty. The ride costs S$3, and takes roughly ten minutes.

What should I wear to Chek Jawa?

Wear booties, or closed shoes with laces and hard soles. Please DO NOT walk barefoot on Chek Jawa. Besides glass and metal litter; there are catfish, stonefish, sea urchins and other creatures who will defend themselves in an unpleasant manner should you accidentally step on them.

Can I bring my own bike to Ubin?

You can also bring your own bicycle to Ubin. Just pay an additional $3 to the bumboat operator for your bicycle. The world-class Ketam mountain biking trail was opened in May 08. There are plenty of bikes for rent!

Can you stay overnight in Pulau Ubin?

Camping on Pulau Ubin There are no hostels or hotels on Pulau Ubin if you want to stay overnight. However, if you enjoy outdoor camping (erm, not me), there are 3 campsites on the island worth considering. Camping is free but you have to bring all your own equipment.

Do you need passport for Pulau Ubin?

You DON’T need a passport to go to Pulau Ubin from Singapore. Keep your passport at somewhere safe. These are not allowed to be used in Pulau Ubin.