Pulau Ubin, also called Ubin Island, is a small island situated in the north east of Singapore, to the west of Pulau Tekong.
Shaped like a boomerang, Pulau Ubin (Granite Island) is situated just off the north-eastern corner of mainland Singapore. Once a cluster of five smaller islets separated by tidal rivers, it has since been united by the building of bunds for prawn farming to become a single 1,020-hectare island. Two other islets, Pulau Ketam (Crab Island) and Pulau Sekudu (Frog Island), lie to its south.
In the early days, granite mining supported a few thousand settlers. Much of the original vegetation was cleared for the cultivation of rubber and crops like coffee, pineapple, coconut and jasmine. Today, abandoned granite quarries remain as picturesque relics of Ubin’s history, while forests and grasslands have regenerated to cover up the ravages of the past.
- Mountain Biking – Bring your own bike or Bike rental from S$8 per day
- Ketam Bike Park – Ketam Mountain Bike Park is the latest addition to Singapore’s mountain bike trails. It was recently opened to public in May 2008. Entry to the bike park is free of charge. The 45-hectare park consists of 10 kilometres long of mountain bike trails.
- Visit Chek Jawa
- Acommandation – Celestial Ubin Beach Resort
- Nature Sightseeing
How do I get to Pulau Ubin?
Take a bumboat from Changi Point Ferry Terminal
Changi Point Ferry Terminal (MAP)
51 Lor Bekukong, Singapore 499172
Cost of the bumboat: $3/person. Maximum 12 passengers. Additional $2 per bicycle.
Join the queue and the boats will leave when they have 12 persons. If there are less than 12 persons, you might have to wait a little while until enough people turn up.
Things to bring:
- Map of Pulau Ubin << advise to bring this map
- Drinking water
- Mosquito repellent
- Rain gear
- Sun protection
- Plastic bags to waterproof valuables and electronic gadgets
- Comfortable walking shoes (no sandals or flip flops)
- Binoculars (if you have)
Chek Jawa Wetlands
Opening 8.30am – 6.00pm
Upon arrival at the Ubin jetty, visitors can hire a van or rent a bicycle from the main village. For the more adventurous, a walk to Chek Jawa would take about 40 minutes.
Visitors can either cycle or hire a vehicle to get to Chek Jawa Wetlands. For the safety of visitors, bicycles and vehicles will have to be parked at designated lots near Punai Hut. Do remember to ask for a bicycle lock when you rent your bicycle.
For Guided Tours at Chek Jawa >> Click here