|View from the bumboat. Top right: Pulau Ubin Jetty|
|The life jackets looked old and and still in their plastic wraps.|
We boarded a taxi-van that costs us SGD2 per way into Chek Jawa, which was a Mangrove swamp. It was a good thing we did as the terrain was undulating and it would have been challenging for the boys if we were to walk or cycle in.
We started on our mangrove boardwalk and passed by Tg Chek Jawa Muslim Cemetery. I was surprised to see the gravesite unfenced and the gravestones were just beside the path.
We walked up this tower to the highest level.
|We climbed to the top of this tower|
|From the top of the tower, we could see planes passing by every now and then.|
These are holes made by the mud lobster. We didn't see any mud lobster that day, but I managed to see a mudskipper, which seemed to be walking on its fins, and promptly disappeared.
It was a surreal feeling walking on the board with the water below us. It felt as though we were walking on water. We couldn't see any sea creatures as the tide was high -- so high that hubby thought that the sea water would rise and flood the boardwalk, if we were to stay on longer. Later, I check with the guy at the visitors info counter and he said that this was not the case. The water level would not exceed the boardwalk's height.
|The younger one is so tired|
After that, we went to House No. 1, which was built in the 1930's. There was even a fireplace inside there.
|Bottom right: On our way out, the taxi driver stopped at a scenic looking lake and asked us if we would like to take a picture|