Chek Jawa Wetlands is situated in the far south-east of Pulau Ubin, it is one of Singapore’s richest ecosystems. The 100-hectare wetlands was discovered when the area was included in the government's plan for a reclamation project, but because of the immense richness of the ecosystem, plans for the development of Chek Jawa have been deferred and it is now one of the most visited area in Pulau Ubin.
The bike trail is not for the faint hearted, it is rather rigorous and hilly. There are steep slopes along the way, you are advised to walk your bike at times, and make sure your brake works! It is best to rent a mountain bike going to Chek Jawa.
House No. 1 at Chek Jawa:
In the middle of the jungle you'll find this interesting cottage. The cottage is a pre-war structure and best known as House No. 1. It was built in the 1930's in the English Lytyenseque or Tudor style.
Today it houses a small visitor centre which serves as a museum containing information about the wetlands.
In front of the cottage is the restored jetty port:
The wetlands is best visited during low tide. Unfortunately, as you can see, we arrived during high tide. So sorry for us, we weren't able to explore the wetlands.
|the wetlands during low tide (picture not mine, taken from www.yoursingapore.com)|
The wetlands provide a home for millions of creatures.
Even wild boars mingle with the visitors occasionally, and boy they are huge!