Pulau Ubin Singapore
Pulau Ubin (乌敏岛 in Chinese) is an island off the northeastern coast of Singapore, shaped like a boomerang and covered by low hills. This offshore island is being developed into a nature park complete with trails, shelters, camping sites, chalets and other basic amenities.
Much of its natural environment will be preserved in the development programme and visitors can still experience the rustic village atmosphere encompassing granite quarries, coconut and rubber plantations, mangrove swamps, fish and prawn farms, and traditional fishing "kelongs".
What to do in Pulau Ubin?
Enjoy the natural vegetation and the laidback kampong atmosphere
You should try leisure walking or cycling. Bicycles can be rented at the village. The trails have been upgraded to facilitate trekking and basic amenities like toilets and shelters are available for the convenience of visitors.
Pulau Ubin is home to one of Singapore's best mountain bike trails, Ketam Mountain Bike Park which was built in 2007. The trail is approximately 8 kilometers long and features a wide range of terrain ranging from open meadows to thick jungle. There are numerous steep but short climbs and descents. The trail is well-marked with signs indicating the difficulty level of each section.
Ma Chor Chinese Temple
It is located on the southwest of Pulau Ubin, attracts worshippers from mainland Singapore.
Tanjong Chek Jawa (natural beach in Pulau Ubin Singapore)
Located at the eastern tip of Pulau Ubin, is one of the current popular tourist attractions on Pulau Ubin. A previous coral reef 5,000 years ago, Tanjong Chek Jawa can be said to be virtually unspoilt, with a variety of marine wildlife comparable to other islands, such as sea horses, sea squirts, octopuses, starfishes, sand dollars, fishes, sponges, cuttlefishes.
Once you get to Pulau Ubin, you can just rent a bicycle from one of the kiosks or just take a taxi to Chek Jawa. Travelling to Chek Jawa from there will take around 20 minutes.
Visits to Chek Jawa are on a first-come-first-served basis and only when there are low tides. To book, call the National Parks Board at Tel: (65) 6542 4108. Admission is free.
How to get to Pulau Ubin?
A 15-minute boat ride from Changi Point Jetty, a 2-minute walk from the bus interchange at Changi Village. From this spankingly modern terminal, ferries leave whenever there are 12 people to fill a boat and ostensibly run 24 hours a day, though there are unlikely to be regular departures much beyond 8.30pm. The trip each way costs S$2.00 per person. Otherwise, you can charter the whole boat for $24.
Pulau Ubin Map