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Pulau Ubin

 

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About the island


Shaped like a boomerang, Pulau Ubin (Granite Island) is situated just off the north-eastern corner of mainland Singapore. The 1020-hectare island was once a cluster of five smaller ones separated by tidal rivers, but the building of bunds for prawn farming has since united these into a single island. Two other islets, Pulau Ketam (Crab Island) and Pulau Sekudu (Frog Island), lie to its south. Ubin is largely a series of undulating, granite hills. In the early days, granite mining supported a few thousand settlers. Much of the original vegetation was cleared for the cultivation of rubber and crops like coffee, pineapple, coconut and jasmine. Today, abandoned granite quarries remain as picturesque relics of Ubin's history, while forests and grasslands have regenerated to cover up the ravages of the past.

Life on Ubin

A trip to Pulau Ubin is a throwback to Singapore in the 1960's. The island is home to Singapore's last villages or kampongs, and there are still about a hundred villagers living here. In contrast to the modern and efficient public utilities on mainland Singapore, Ubin residents rely on wells for water and noisy diesel generators for electricity. Some villagers depend on traditional farming and fishing for subsistence, while others tend to their provision stores and eateries. At the main village, near the jetty, some houses have been converted to bicycle rental shops to support a quiet tourist trade.


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For those who wish to go mountain-biking at Pulau Ubin, click here for a map of Ketam Mountain Bike Park. Cyclists are strongly advised to put on helmets and protective gears.


Highlights:


    • "Off the beaten track" experience across Pulau Ubin

    • Close look at interesting flora on Pulau Ubin

    • House of the late Village Head

    • House No. 1 (Tudor-style cottage with fireplace)

    • Glimpse of Pulau Sekudu (Frog Island) and views of the sea from the jetty


How to get to Chek Jawa Wetlands

Upon arrival at the Ubin jetty, visitors can hire a van or rent a bicycle from the main village. For the more adventurous, a walk to Chek Jawa would take about 40 minutes.Chek Jawa Wetlands was officially launched on the 7th July 2007 by Mr Mah Bow Tan, Minister for National Development. New amenities in Chek Jawa Wetlands include an information kiosk, boardwalk, viewing tower, viewing jetty and a visitor centre with seminar room and workroom. Impact of human traffic on the grounds of Chek Jawa Wetlands is greatly reduced with the visitors now enjoying the splendors of Chek Jawa from the boardwalk.


Visitors can either cycle or hire a vehicle to get to Chek Jawa Wetlands. For the safety of visitors, bicycles and vehicles will have to be parked at designated lots near Punai Hut. Do remember to ask for a bicycle lock when you rent your bicycle.


Chek Jawa Wetlands

Opening Hours: 8.30am - 6.00pm


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Notices

1. Noordin Campsite is closed until further notice due to erosion of the shoreline. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

2. To book the Assembly Area, please visit nparks.eventshub.sg/fms/. If electricity is required, please email Daily Life Renewal Energy at ubin@dailylife.com.sg or call 6295-2522 (9am-5pm). 

 

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Getting There

Bumboat operate from Changi Point Ferry Terminal (near Changi Village) from as early as 6am until at least 8pm. The ride takes ten minutes and costs $2.50 per person ($2 extra if you are bringing your bicycle) each way. There are no scheduled departure times to and from Ubin, as bumboats set off only when there are 12 passengers.

 
 
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Information is Updated on 19/05/2013