Friday, August 10, 2007

Chek Jawa Boardwalk on Pulau Ubin

That's how I spent our National Day .... 9th August 2007
It's best to go when the tides are real low (0.5m).
We were there but the tide was still high and couldn't really take in the real beauty of the place but we still managed to bring back some lovely memories.Transport on the island was expensive ... They charge $12 on the minivan for a 15 minute one way trip to chek jawa. The boat trip to ubin is $2 per person. If you want to cycle to chek jawa....the dirt tracks are pretty rough going.
Sharing with you all the sights of this lovely Singapore wetlands.

Here is the Coastal Boardwalk. On one side of the boardwalk at certain sections are steel gratings where you can peer below to look at the sealife during lowtide.

Here the boardwalk leads to a floating platform. You see the glass panels there will allow you to look at life on the sandbed without feeling the sand at all.

The Jejawi Tower...the highest point on the boardwalk. You can feel the vibrations of the wind when you are on top. Good for birdwatchers.

Along the boardwalk you can see these shelters for rest or relief from the rains.

The visitor centre ... a refurbished house built in the 1930's. Here houses the permanent exhibition of how the conservation of chek jawa began and the natural life habitats. It was built in the style of Tudor architecture period.


Little Corner of Mine said...

Wow nice! Thanks for sharing your day trip!

Chawanmushi said...

Thanks for dropping by little corner of mine :-)

Precious Moments said...

Thanks for sharing. This is the place that I really wanted to visit. Hopefully during the Dec hols.

Chawanmushi said...

Yes, precious moments do give it a visit. Hopefully your visit can coincide with the low tides too.

singairishgirl said...

Lovely photos you've got. It's stuff like these we don't see now in modern Singapore. Makes you appreciate nature.

xan said...

wow & i thgt ubin was a very ulu place. tks for sharing the pix. will plan a trip there since dh is into bird photography!