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Pesta Ubin and Ubin Day 2020

About the Event

 

Pesta Ubin and Ubin Day are here again! 

Pesta Ubin is an annual celebration of Pulau Ubin, where Ubin-loving community groups organise a series of events that showcases the  rich natural and cultural heritage we have on the island. Ubin Day is the last hoorah of the festival, with all the fun and excitement at its  peak.

 Undeterred by COVID-19, we are bringing the fun right to your doorstep! Enjoy the beauty of nature and heritage of Ubin, in the comforts of your home, with our exciting line-up of virtual activities! There’ll be virtual talks and tours, sharing on topics like the biodiversity found in Ubin as well as kampong restoration.

 

 

 

 

 

Calendar of Events

Please check out our Pesta Ubin 2020 blog here for more information.

Ubin Day 2020 Activities by NParks

[Talk]: Pulau Ubin's Houses and Settlements And Its Socio-Cultural Landscape Histories

Date: 26 Sep 2020
Time: 09:30am to 10:30am

This talk discusses the possibilities of dissolving the natural-cultural dichotomy in frameworks for the restoration and conservation of the island’s physical landscape through fieldwork documentation of four houses in Kampong Sungei Durian and Kampong Surau in eastern Pulau Ubin, interviews of current and former residents, and research into the settlement's histories using a socio-cultural landscape approach to the island's tangible and intangible cultural heritage.

Speaker: Dr Imran Tajudeen, Visiting Senior Fellow, Department of Malay Studies, NUS; Miss Lee Kah Hui

Watch on NParksSG YouTube here

[Talk]: Working With Nature To Restore Our Mangroves 

Date: 26 Sep 2020
Time: 11:20am to 12:30pm

Mangroves provide us with many ecological and economic benefits, and many people are now interested to restore them and increase their area. Successful mangrove restoration faces many challenges, though a new approach - Ecological Mangrove Restoration - is helping us to overcome these challenges in Singapore, Southeast Asia and beyond.

Speaker: Associate Professor Dan Friess, Department of Geography, NUS

Watch on NParksSG YouTube here

[Talk]: Accessible Ubin : Jetty for All

Date: 26 Sep 2020
Time: 01:00pm to 02:00pm

Accessible Ubin would like to update members of public about the new jetty at ULL and solicit suggestions to improve the jetty spaces.

Speaker: Founder of Accessible Ubin, Mr Colin Chew and Mr Albert Liu

Watch on NParksSG YouTube here

[Talk]: The Importance of Pulau Ubin for Bird Conservation 

Date: 26 Sep 2020
Time: 02:00pm to 03:00pm

Join Kim Chuah and Ding Li as they focus on the birds of Pulau Ubin, recent discoveries and the importance of Pulau Ubin for bird conservation at the national and international scale 

Speaker: Dr Yong Ding Li; Mr Lim Kim Chuah, Nature Society (Singapore) Bird Group

Watch on NParksSG YouTube here

[Talk]: Findings from the Comprehensive Ubin Biodiversity Survey 

Date: 26 Sep 2020
Time: 03:00pm to 04:00pm

Find out more about the biodiversity that can be found on Pulau Ubin through a sharing of the results of the first ever Comprehensive Ubin Biodiversity Survey, featuring some new findings and interesting sightings, with talks by survey experts and NParks.

Speaker: Mr Noel Thomas, Senior Manager, NParks

Watch on NParksSG YouTube here

[Tour]: Virtual Tour For Kampung House Restoration

Date: 26 Sep 2020
Time: All day

Did you know that some of the kampung houses on Pulau Ubin have been given a new lease of life? Find out more about this initiative undertaken by NParks and the Friends of Ubin Network to revitalise kampung life and retain the heritage and rusticity of Pulau Ubin.

Watch on NParksSG YouTube here

[Tour]: Virtual Biodiversity Tour of Chek Jawa Wetlands

Date: 26 Sep 2020
Time: All day

Get transported to Pulau Ubin through a virtual tour of:
• Sensory Trail Pond
• Chek Jawa Wetlands
• Jejawi Tower to get a panoramic view of Chek Jawa Wetlands
• Bat House 

Watch on NParksSG YouTube here

[Tour] Virtual Biodiversity Tour – Ketam Mountain Bike Park

Date: 26 Sep 2020
Time: All day

Explore the freshwaters habitats and learn about our species recovery efforts at Pulau Ubin along the way to Ketam Mountain Bike Park.

Watch on NParksSG YouTube here

[Tour]: Virtual Tour for Military Installation 

Date: 26 Sep 2020
Time: All day

Take a virtual tour around the National Police Cadet Corp’s Camp Resilience at Pulau Ubin and its interesting history.

Watch on NParksSG YouTube here


Pesta Ubin 2020 Activities Organised by Partners

Wan Go Jalan?

Date: 12 Sep 2020
Time: All day

Come explore (virtually) the beauty of Pulau Ubin's Malay kampungs with Syazwan, as he brings you around Kampung Sungei Durian and the former Kampung Surau, where his mom spent the first 30 years of her life growing up in!

Come and learn how life was like for the villagers in the past and how it has changed since then; and what we can do to protect, preserve and celebrate Singapore's last remaining offshore kampung houses, people and way of life.

Organised by: Wan's Ubin Journal

 

Hornbills and more 

Date: 12 Sep 2020
Time: 11:30am to 12:30pm

Birds of Ubin- Children can follow artist Alpana as she draws the different birds commonly sighted at Ubin, with focus on Hornbills. Some interesting facts will be shared as the children draw and paint. 

Medium used will be oil pastels, water colours and simple pen drawings. Children can follow with whatever material they have.

Organised by: Alpana Ahuja

 

Pulau Ubin Heritage Virtual Tour 

Date: 19 Sep 2020
Time: 9.30am to 11.30am

Language: Tour conducted in Mandarin and Teochew

This tour is for current, former residents of Pulau Ubin and their family members. If family members are attending the virtual tour from the same location, only one person needs to register for the tour.

The Pulau Ubin Heritage Virtual Tour will introduce the tangible and intangible heritage of Pulau Ubin. Participants will virtually experience Pulau Ubin via google street view, old photos and hear from residents about life on Pulau Ubin.

Contact: kawanubin@gmail.com

Organised by: Kawan Ubin and Singapore Heritage Society.

 

Pulau Ubin Heritage Virtual Tour 

Date: 20 Sep 2020
Time: 9.30am to 11.30am

Language: Tour conducted in English

The Pulau Ubin Heritage Virtual Tour will introduce the tangible and intangible heritage of Pulau Ubin. Participants will virtually experience Pulau Ubin via google street view, old photos and hear from residents about life on Pulau Ubin. The tour will be conducted via Zoom. Organised by: Kawan Ubin and Singapore Heritage Society.

Organised by: Kawan Ubin and Singapore Heritage Society.

 

FREE Adventure Heritage Trail with OBS 

Date: 25 Sep 2020
Time: 3.00pm to 04.30pm

Are you familiar with all the heritage gems that Pulau Ubin has to offer? Join OBS to explore the western part of Pulau Ubin that is usually closed to public. 

Discover old relics left behind by villagers generations ago and find out about the stories behind them. Step into their world where life was simple and tranquil.

Organised by: Outward Bound Singapore

 

Outdoor Ethics Sharing Session 

Date: 26 Sep 2020
Time: 09.00am to 10.00am

To conduct an online outdoor ethics sharing session. We will introduce to the participants various recreation user induced impacts. They will understand the problem and through the Leave No Trace principle, educate them on a more informed better practises they can adopt during their next adventure.

Organised by: Better Trails

 

Wan Go Jalan?

Date: 26 Sep 2020
Time: 10:00am to 01:00pm

Come explore (virtually) the beauty of Pulau Ubin's Malay kampungs with Syazwan, as he brings you around Kampung Sungei Durian and the former Kampung Surau, where his mom spent the first 30 years of her life growing up in!

Come and learn how life was like for the villagers in the past and how it has changed since then; and what we can do to protect, preserve and celebrate Singapore's last remaining offshore kampung houses, people and way of life.

Organised by: Wan's Ubin Journal