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Y4 - Pulau Ubin: Mangrove Forests & Wetlands

About Mangroves and wetlands

Chek Jawa Mangrove

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Mangroves are trees or shrubs that grow in salty water in hot places like the tropics. Mangroves make a special saltwater woodland or shrubland habitat, called a mangrove swamp, mangrove forest, mangrove or mangal. Click on the links below to learn more about mangroves and wetlands:

Chek Jawa Wetlands in danger

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Did you know that Chek Jawa was planned to be reclaimed? However, it was saved due to the combined efforts of nature lovers, teachers and Pulau Ubin residents, nature societies in Singapore the press and the ministry, urging a review of the reclamation plans. 

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