to see and do on Pulau Ubin
Ubin is in essence, the last 'kampung' (village) in Singapore. A stroll
through Ubin takes you back to Singapore in the 1960's with the simpler
pleasures of life. The slow lane starts as soon as you join the queue
for the bumboat at Changi. As you arrive, all cares are left behind.
Ubin is a great day trip spent walking or pedaling through rustic
roads under swaying coconut palms, exploring shady trails in overgrown
rubber plantations, checking out secluded beaches and flourishing
mangroves. On Ubin, the food tastes better, air is fresher and sights
and sounds so soothing to the soul.
What to do on Ubin? LOTS!
While Chek Jawa is probably one of
the more famous destinations at Ubin, you can also do lots of other
fun stuff at Ubin. Choose from eating, cycling, walking and other fun activities.
Check out the upcoming
events at ubin.
Join a guided walk!
The best way to discover Ubin is by joining one of the many guided
trips conducted by volunteers.
Need help organising an activity on Ubin? Want to organise
a nature walk, company outing, school field trip or other activities
at Ubin? Here are some nature
guides and groups that organise nature events in Singapore, including
Major Ubin sights and sites ...
Jetty: Your first stop with a good view of Ubin Town, Chek Jawa to the east. Stop by
the NParks Info Kiosk at the exit to get a free pamphlet of
Ubin and advice from the friendly NParks officers on how to
spend your day on Ubin.
Ubin Town: has eating
places, bicycle rental shops and provision shops that stock
almost everything you could possibly need on your daytrip. Highlights
include a wayang stage with
a colourful history and a little shrine.
heading North: The
Chek Jawa boardwalk is now open any tide. Also explore farms,
fruit plantations, kampongs, rubber plantation being taken over
by the forest to the two beaches on the northern shore of Ubin.
heading East: sensory
trail, mangroves before rejoining the northern route.
heading West: quarry views, bukit puaka and mangroves.
Ubin is also full of interesting
wildlife and plants.
History of Ubin
Ubin is full of history and a place of legends, with
a fascinating geography and history, with plenty of temples and other curiosities.
The island was an agricultural paradise, then a major quarry.
It also had its role during World War II.
For a full list of topics
about Ubin on this website