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A different kind of treasure hunt
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CHANGI BEACH - A different kind of treasure hunt

About Changi Beach:

Changi Beach stretches for more than three kilometers between Changi Point and the Changi Ferry Terminal. It is a popular place for watersports, fishing and camping enthusiasts and basic amenities like shelters, barbeque pits and restrooms with shower facilities are available for the visitors.
In spite of all the recreational activities and usually hidden from view by the tides, a surprising richness in marine life makes Changi Beach a worthwhile destination for nature lovers as well.

Hermit crab


Changi Beach


At suitable tide levels the seas open their treasure chests for a few hours, providing a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with the creatures of the intertidal world:
Palm-sized marine snails hunting for bivalves buried in the sand, sea stars and sea urchins gliding weightlessly through the water, colourful peacock anemones spreading their tentacles, stingrays and swimming crabs lying in ambush amongst seagrass and seaweed, odd-looking horseshoe crabs and sea cucumbers ploughing the seabed in search for food, and so on and so forth...

About the tour:

Participants of this walk will venture into the intertidal zone to explore the marine fauna and flora of a small section of Changi Beach. In addition to typical coastal vegetation, the tour will introduce some of the denizens living on the seashore and how they cope with the tough conditions of their habitat in their daily struggle for survival.
This approximately two-hour walk can only be conducted at suitable tide levels. Wet feet are guaranteed, please ensure you bring along proper footwear.

Peacock anemone


Sea star


How to get to Changi Beach:

  • SBS-Bus 9:
    From MRT stations Tanah Merah or Simei, or the bus stop outside Changi Village along Telok Paku Road.
    Get off at the SAF Ferry Terminal. From there it's a 20 minute walk along the beach to Carpark 7 at the Changi Ferry Terminal.
  • By taxi/car:
    Carpark 7 is next to the Changi Ferry Terminal, along Changi Ferry Road (click here for a street map).
  • Important note: The Changi Ferry Terminal is NOT the terminal for the bumboats to Pulau Ubin!


General information:

  • Carpark 7
  • Changi Ferry Road
  • Singapore 499675


Things to bring:

  • Drinking water
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Rain gear
  • Sun protection
  • Plastic bags to waterproof valuables and electronic gadgets
  • Suitable shoes (no sandals or flip flops)


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