13 Nov '11, 3am

Wild Shores of Singapore: Chek Jawa with the Naked Hermit Crabs

Wild Shores of Singapore: Chek Jawa with the Naked Hermit Crabs

Another wonderful day at Chek Jawa for the Naked Hermit Crab 's monthly free guided tours of the boardwalk! I was so lucky to have two enthusiastic families with me, and also Janet to help out at the walk! And we saw lots of cool stuff today! Even before the walk begins, Ley Kun shares more about rubber trees and how they are tapped with a few of the visitors who have arrived with us. A kind van driver who used to be a rubber tapper, comes every day to tap this one tree, so that we can see how it is done. Ooo, what happens if we pull and release this string of rubber sap? SNAP! Wow! As usual, it is the kids who find all the interesting and important animals. Lots of crabs, fishes and damselflies and other hard to spot creatures. Today, the tide is really high! 3.3m at noon! With the incoming high tide we see lots of interesting marine life that we don't usually see at low ...

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