Sunday, October 7, 2007
A trip to Chek Jawa
It was raining on and off. We left home when it stopped raining and the sun was out.
A boat ride from Changi Village to Pulau Ubin is $2 per person, regardless of age. Another $2 per bicycle.
Upon reaching Pulau Ubin, a van ride to Chek Jawa itself is $2 per person, regardless of age. It's a 10 minute ride. I am guessing a walk would take an hour odd because of terrain.
The van does not go all the way in. We have to continue on foot to the Chek Java Visitor Center, which is a less than 5 mins walk. We started the trail around Chek Jawa starting from the Forest boardwalk. This will lead us to the Coastal boardwalk, then to the Chek Jawa Visitor Center.
Some of the resident lifeforms were not spotted, but i guess not everyone spots everything at the first go. Heard from my wife that her friend did not see anything in the few times she was there.
I find the place a little over-hyped, but nonetheless, it is still a good idea to have a wild life preserve. At least Lucas's generation will have some nature to see when they are older.
Some pics here.