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Chek Jawa: Discovering Singapore's Biodiversity

By: Chua Ee Kiam

115 pages, Col photos throughout

Simply Green

Hardback | Dec 2002 | #143167 | ISBN: 9810468148
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About this book

A biological treasure lay undiscovered in the shallow tidal flats off Chek Jawa, on Pulau Ubin, Singapore's last remaining nature paradise. Protected by sandbars, Chek Jawa's beach is home to a prodigious 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 is a well-produced account of the natural history of the area and the conservation campaign.


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