chek jawa guidebook
An introduction to Chek Jawa
Over 400 full-colour photos
Over 100 explanatory diagrams
volunteer guides of Chek Jawa wrote this guidebook for you! We hope the
guidebook will help you discover more about fascinating Chek Jawa during
your visit there.
The guidebook is written in Plain English, free of jargon, with huge full-colour photographs and lots of diagrams. Information is in bite-sized pieces for easy digestion in the field.
Each double-page spread has a little thought-provoking question that we hope will help you see more and better understand what is going on at Chek Jawa. A glossary and index are included.
Sample pages from the guidebook
Why is Chek Jawa special?
Splendid Sea stars
Speedy Squids and Cuttlefish
We have set up a companion website for more detailed explanations that we could not squeeze into the guidebook. The website also has hundreds of photos not found in the guidebook. The site also has the latest news for visitors, latest sightings and other updates on Chek Jawa.
The guidebook was presented the PADI Asia Pacific, Environment Book Award for Excellence in August 2003.
Reports and reviews
Channelnews Asia report: Chek Jawa volunteers compile guidebook to help preserve ecology at coastal habitat off Pulau Ubin.
Review by Paul F. Clark of the London Natural History Museum, published in the Raffles Bulletin of Zoology.
Review by the Asian Geographic magazine Issue 21 (2003)
Review by e-nekton a great e-newsletter focused on diving in the Asia-Pacific but also covers marine conservation and related issues. Read the e-nekton review by David Strike.
About the guidebook launch
The Chek Jawa guidebook is currently out of print and there are no plans to reprint the guidebook. More on about this on the wildfilms blog.