Thursday, September 20, 2007

Pulau Ubin - Chek Jawa Visitor Centre

The Chek Jawa Visitor Centre is a former Tudor-style cottage built in the 1930s by the c€hief Surveyor, Langdon Williams. It was his holiday retreat. The building was designated for conservation in 2003 and restoration works were completed in 2006. We took a rest here at the end of our Mangrove and Coastal Boardwalk. The breeze was gentle, the coconut trees were swaying and we walked out to the pier after admiring the interior of this house, especially the fireplace that is still functional. The photo of the Visitor Centre was taken from the restroom that gave us a beautiful view of the cottage set against the sea and the coconut trees. A friendly park officer came by to chat with us telling us about how much he loved his job. We envied him and asked if there were jobs for us as well.

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