Chek Jawa: Discover Singapore Biodiversity
Author: Chua Ee Kiam
A biological treasure lay undiscovered in the shallow tidal flats off Chek Jawa, on Pulau Ubin,. Protected by sandbars, Chek Jawa's beach is home to a vibrant variety of marine life, visible only at the lowest of tides - and only for a few hours each time. The tiny village on Ubin island was itself unknown to most people in Singapore, but in 2001, it became the focal point of a public effort to reverse a government plan to redevelop the island. This book, lovingly put together by Chua Ee Kiam and his friends, chronicles the effort to save Chek Jawa. It is testimony to persistent rallying and passion for Nature.