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Chek Jawa

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Address: Pulau Ubin, Pulau Ubin 000702, Singapore

Experience the rich ecosystems of Chek Jawa along the 1.1 km boardwalk that...

Experience the rich ecosystems of Chek Jawa along the 1.1 km boardwalk that runs along the coast and mangrove area and get a glimpse of the rich plant and marine life.

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Back to Nature

A well hidden place from commercialization. A nice place to visit during low tide but there are still things to see during high tide. Looking around you can see various birds... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

A well hidden place from commercialization. A nice place to visit during low tide but there are still things to see during high tide. Looking around you can see various birds, crabs, insects and even wild mushrooms. Wild boar and monkey are pretty common here.

Thank Bearie241
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

I finally brought my family to Chek Jawa for a guided tour with Naked Hermit Crabs on 16 July. I enjoyed the visit and learn much from the passionate volunteer guide. Clues that wild boar has visited the spot. Termite trail on a tree . Various Bird songs. Mud lobster homes, mud skippers personal Swimming pool .... Awesome. It was... More 

Thank Looi T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

while most would rent a bicycle and try to cycle to this spot, its actually recommended to travel here by foot. for some reason, the nicely paved roads ends halfway, and that the last 800 metres are tracks made from crushed stones. i guess unless you are someone skilled in "mountain biking" in these kinda terrain, the occurances of people... More 

Thank ElvinSeah
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Chek Jawa was a sleepy place hidden from the general public for many years until it was discovered by the nature loving community in Singapore. It went big time after it was slated for development in that area and call for preservation. Now it is managed by NParks. The opening time is from 0800hr to 1800hr. To reach this location,... More 

Thank omega123
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

It is part of Pulau Ubin. As I said in my review of Pulau Ubin, it is beautiful place to relax, you have to take boat to go to Pulau Ubin costs $ 3 per person, then go there on foot or by bicycle which I recommend. The place has wild animals like monkeys, boars, dogs and mosquitos but I... More 

Thank Khaled I
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

One of my colleagues organised this half day hike to Chek Jawa. There were 23 of us, some with families and children. We started off gathering at Changi Point Ferry Terminal around 8:30am. Took a bumboat to Pulau Ubin. Journey was about 15 minutes, fare was S$3.00 per pax (paid directly to bumboat owner). Starting at the jetty, we did... More 

1 Thank LG_Kay
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

This place in pulav ubin is an amazing and wonderful place for nature lovers.You can take a ferry from Changi village and reach the island. It is at one end of the island and you can take a bike or just walk up .There are taxis also plying on this route but I feel you tend to miss out many... More 

Thank ranga411
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

It was the highlight of the trip. You have 2 options to reach there, either you drive bicycle or take Minivan. We saw many infants and senior citizens along with school students (7-10 years) at Chek Java. There is a trail where you can see mangrove and if lucky can see crabs, snakes and other creatures. During low tide you... More 

Thank Anand1351
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

We went during high-tide. Even then there were so many species of marine life all along the mangroves. Beautifully conserved, and saves you the trouble of getting your feet muddy to see all this in their natural habitat. Very good activity for parents with young children to try and spot clams, snails, crabs, fiddler crabs and other marine life.

1 Thank Aswathy S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

A nice place to cycle and explore the island with so much natural tropical landscape.. Board walk is nicely done and easy for families with young children to walk. Be good to go there early morning as it get crowded after lunch time. Great escape for all locals and foreigners !!

1 Thank Linda K

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