How to get to and get around on Pulau Ubin

Where is Ubin? Pulau Ubin is an island off Changi.
You can get there by public bumboats from Changi Point.

How do I get to Pulau Ubin? Take a bumboat from Changi Jetty (now called Changi Point Ferry Terminal), which is near the Changi Village Hawker Centre.

At Changi Point Ferry Terminal, to get to the bumboats, go down the stairs at the Terminal. This Terminal also serves those going to Penggerang, Johor. So be sure to join the correct queue for Pulau Ubin.

Cost of the bumboat: $3/person (wef 7 Sep 2015). Maximum 12 passengers. Additional $2 per bicycle.

There are no fixed departure times. A boat will leave when there are 12 persons to fill it up. Just join the queue and take directions from the boat operator. If there are less than 12 persons, we wait until enough people turn up. Or you can pay $36 and leave straight away.

Bumboat operators run from sunrise to sunset. You can make special arrangements with a bumboat operator for trips outside daylight hours. The bumboats are privately and independently operated by the bumboat operators.

Here's a slide show on how to get to Pulau Ubin from Changi.

Getting around on Ubin: Ubin is ideal for leisurely strolls. There are well-marked roads and trails to explore. Stop by the NParks Information Kiosk near Ubin jetty for a free map and information on the latest happenings.

Cycling is another great way to explore Ubin. Bicycles can also be rented. The friendly bicycle rental people can tell you more about Ubin and advise you on where and how to go to various places of interest. There are also guided cycling tours

Also available for hire are 'taxis' comprising panel vans that can take up to 12 persons. Drivers will wait at Ubin jetty for potential passengers. These can be hired by the hour as well as for specific destinations. Many of the drivers are experienced and can bring you to special places or to look for special things. Rates are negotiated before the journey begins. Van drivers will give you their name cards so you can call or page them on your handphones when you are ready to go home, or you can pre-arrange a pick-up time upon your arrival.

Here's a slideshow on how to get around on Pulau Ubin

How to get to Chek Jawa?
Chek Jawa is about 3.3km away from Ubin Jetty.

Going by van: At Ubin Jetty, you can hire a van to take you there (about 15-minute journey). The vans usually charge $2/person for 12 persons, one-way. The van will drop you off at Punai Hut and you'll have to walk the rest of the way to the Chek Jawa Information Kiosk and entrance to the boardwalk. More about Chek Jawa and the boardwalk.

Cycling there: You can also hire a bicycle and cycle to Chek Jawa. Ride on tarmac road about half the way, and dirt trail the other half. Some steep slopes along the way. Get directions from the bicycle rental shop or at the Ubin NParks Information Kiosk opposite Ubin Jetty. Please park your bicycle at Punai Hut and walk the rest of the way into Chek Jawa.

Walking there: You can take a slow 1.5-2 hour stroll (one-way) along tarmac road about half the way, and dirt trail the other half. Some steep slopes along the way. Get directions from the Ubin NParks Information Kiosk opposite Ubin Jetty.

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