Arriving at Ubin
Jetty, you have your first scenic view of Ubin
There is also a large rock to the left as you walk towards Ubin. The
rock reminds some people of a rhino, others, a sad dog.
On your right you get a lovely view all the way to Chek Jawa at the
easternmost tip of Ubin. A walkway built for the former Civil
Service Chalets form a nice silhoutte for the scene.
Ubin Jetty is also popular among fishermen, who overnight in the shelter
as they fish at the Jetty itself. There is always a nice sea breeze
at the Jetty, and it's a great place to just hang out.
As you leave Ubin Jetty, do stop to look at the mangrove trees growing
on either side. These beautiful trees, called Perepat in Malay, have
white pom-pom like flowers that open at night and attract pollinating
bats. These same bats also pollinate durian, Singapore's favourite
There is also a magnificent Asam Tree right next to the Malay food
stall at then jetty entrance.
The action begins right at the jetty exit/entrance. Here, friendly taxi drivers are always ready to take you anywhere
for a reasonable price.
From here, you can choose to head East or go
through Ubin Town to head West or North.
Regardless, do stop by at the NParks Info Kiosk right infront of the
jetty to pick up a free Ubin pamphlet and get some tips from the friendly
NParks officers on how to spend your day. (do return the map at the
end of your trip if you don't plan to keep it so it can be recycled).
There is also a little exhibition area with more information and photos
Other jetty facts
The first jetty on Ubin was built by the Japanese in 1942-43. Before
that, people had to get out of the boat and wade on the muddy shore
to get to shore.
A new jetty was built in 1965. It was upgraded in 1994 with a shelter
to cater to the high traffic.
There are also "private" jetties used by residents to access
their smaller boats.
Changi Jetty: The old Changi jetty
was closed in Jan 05. Bumboats now depart from the mainland via the
Changi POINT Ferry Terminal at Changi Village. More photos of the old Changi Jetty.
The Welcome sign at Ubin Jetty
is a favourite spot for group photos!
Infront of Ubin Jetty,
the NParks Info Kiosk and Nature Gallery.
Right next to Ubin Jetty,
Pak Ali's shop under the Assam tree.