Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Chek Jawa Boardwalk - 5th August 07

This is my first visit to Chek Jawa Wetlands since the opening of the boardwalk. We arrived at the front gate about 8.25am and found out that the gate was locked. While we are still guessing if the boardwalk is closed, the friendly security guard came with the key to open the gate at 8.30am sharp!
We start with the mangroves boardwalk and climb straight to the top of Jejawi Tower.
From the top of the tower, we are able to see the mangroves, seagrass lagoon, sandbar, part of the coastal boardwalk & the floating pontoon. This group of people are here earlier than us, and must be Kok Sheng & Dr Dan.

This is the first spider that we spotted on the column of the Jejawi Tower.

Some of the insects that we saw on the mangroves boardwalk. The white moths above looks like jet fighters on the deck of the carrier?

One of my favorites dessert - attap chee

Visitors on the boardwalk are able to observe mudskippers at close distance.

Lots of green mussel on the side of the floating pontoon.

This king fisher are found beside the coastal boardwalk too.
Paparazzi ( Ed) with his new toy in actions.
We meet lots of people at CJ on last Sunday all because of the same reason - the love and interest of the nature! The group on top are from the Naked Hermit Crabs
At the end of the coastal boardwalk was this charming Visitor Centre for Check Jawa Wetlands.
Stunning tropical view in front of the Visitor Centre.
The view of beautiful Visitor Centre from the Viewing Jetty.
On the way back to jetty, we were attracted to this superb view!!! I used to see this only on NG or Discovery Channel. Can you count how many nests are there? There are 6 trees side by side and are all packed with more than 2 hundred nests. Isn't this amazing?
Another beautiful insect while we are watching the herons.
We saw this Broad-leaved fig tree near the HSBC Hse.

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