Visitors come to Pulau Ubin experience the island’s much-loved rusticity. We have in place safety measures on the island, including first-aid posts at Ubin Volunteer Hub in the Main Village and at the Ubin Living Lab. These first-aid posts are manned daily by staff trained to administer first-aid. The Singapore Red Cross also sends their volunteers on the second Sunday of each month, to help with cases.
Visitors may approach any of these first-aid posts should they require medical assistance. We have also worked with the Police Coast Guard and the Singapore Civil Defence Force on emergency evacuation arrangements should the need arise. In case of any emergency or accident, visitors can call 999/995 or the NParks helpline at 1800-471 7300. The locations of the first aid posts, and the numbers to call for emergency assistance are indicated on our map boards situated at various locations on the island.
We recommend that cyclists rent helmets from the bicycle shops on Ubin or bring their own. At some areas with steeper slopes, there are signs to inform cyclists to dismount and push their bicycles for their own safety.
Ketam Mountain Bike Park
The Ketam Mountain Bike Park is the first in Singapore to meet international standards for mountain biking competitions. This 45-ha park features 10km of mountain bike trails catering to both leisure cycling and international competitions. Located around the fringe of Ketam Quarry, this re-landscaped mountain bike park also helps in nature rehabilitation and conservation, attracting wildlife such as the Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus) and Baya Weaver (Ploceus philippinus).
The site has been reforested with over 2,000 native shrubs and trees, creating habitats for biodiversity like other birds, butterflies and dragonflies.
Ketam Mountain Bike Park consists of three tracks with different International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) ratings to cater to cyclists of different skill levels.
- Blue Square: for beginners; trail has steep slopes as well as narrow tracks with poor traction
- Black Diamond: for middle-skilled cyclists; consists of long step climbs, drop-offs and challenging obstacles
- Double Black Diamond: for the pros; these trails have a variety of extra steep climbs and drop-offs, sharp corners and tricky obstacles