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Rustic and unspoilt

Thanks to COVID restrictions I have been unable to travel out of Singapore for almost 8 months... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2020
Lawrence S
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Singapore, Singapore
The last off shore island-with local residents

Pulau Ubin(Ubin island in Malay) is slowly becoming a National Park carbon copy. So do go now when... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2020
Alex-Koi-168
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 26 September 2020

Thanks to COVID restrictions I have been unable to travel out of Singapore for almost 8 months now. So I decided to take a bum-boat from Changi Point to Ubin. It cost me $5.00 one-way. Upon arrival at the main jetty, you are immediately transported back in time. The island is rustic, unspoilt and you get nature at your doorstep. You feel like you're back in a kampong (village) in the 1960's. Rent a bike to explore the whole island. The boardwalk at Cek Jawa is worth a visit. Watch out for monkeys who will not hesistate to steal your food. There are a few restaurants where you can have lunch and get your drinks. The prices, as expected, are a bit higher than in the mainland. All in all, a very pleasant day.

Date of experience: September 2020
2  Thank Lawrence S
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Reviewed 18 March 2020 via mobile

Pulau Ubin(Ubin island in Malay) is slowly becoming a National Park carbon copy. So do go now when it still has local residents. In the next few years once they moved out or moved on, Ubin will be just like Pasir Ris park or Hiring Lake Gardens (not that it is bad).
Having actual people living on the island gives it an authentic flavor.
It is almost like traveling back 50 years to visit the Kampong life of Singapore.

Date of experience: January 2020
1  Thank Alex-Koi-168
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Reviewed 23 February 2020 via mobile

We took a regular motorised fishing boat ride to the island from Changi Point. Delighted to have to walk over a few boats to get into the one allocated to our group. Once they have 12 passengers, the boatman drives off. Pleasant ride over the short water space to the island. We walked for three hours to visit the Chek Jawa boardwalk, passing by the old quarry and a village on the way back to the jetty. Much of our walk was along forested paths and small roads. After about 1.5 hours of walking, we reached the boardwalk along Chek Jawa. Saw many little colourful crabs as it was low tide. Delighted to see butterflies, rubber trees, and Attap Chee palms with large bunches of fruit. Passed by a tall viewing tower, and many old Kampong homes, many uninhabited. Do not drink too much water as there were not many toilets along our trail. Probably one every hour or so.
Interesting walk back in time.

Date of experience: February 2020
Thank Haebee
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Reviewed 18 January 2020

Pulau Ubin is a Island near to the changi airport. Best you take a taxi to Changi Ferry Terminal (25-30 minutes from downtown Marina). A bus or a combination subway-bus will take at least 80 minutes. The taxi fair is about 25 SGD, From the terminal you take the ferry (3 SGD each way). In 10 minutes you will reach a wonderful island. You may discover the island by walking or even can rent a bicycle. I prefer the walk as you have more time to enjoy the nature. Watch up for the monkeys. They will steel any food or drinks you have.

Date of experience: January 2020
3  Thank JoeMueller2014
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Reviewed 31 December 2019

We started to walk to see some of the scenery on the island, it is quite spread out, so we returned and caught a local "taxi" to take us to the sights. Taxi very reasonably priced at $30 for an hour. The scenery is very good, great how they have rehabilitated the quarries to form very good scenic lakes, just shows what can be done to restore the natural environment post mining.

The Mangrove and coastal walks are well worth doing, both quite short ie 600 - 800 meters on level walkways. Need to be aware of and be prepared for the many monkeys that want to take stuff from your bags etc, they can be quite aggressive.

Great day out.

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank CocoTampa123
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