Pulau Ubin Transportation

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    Rent a bike for $2 a day

    by imstress Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Bike Renatal for $2 a day

    Cycling is a great way to explore Ubin at your own pace.

    There are many routes to choose from. Paved roads reach all major areas for easy access. Off the road routes range from easy trails to challenging ones.

    Remeber to ask for a basket to be attached to your bike for your belongings. Its FOC;p

    I rented my bike for $3 a day. When we went further on, we saw another shop renting the bike for $2 a day.

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    Bumboat

    by imstress Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Bumboats

    Pulau Ubin is accessible by Changi Point Ferry Terminal. Take the bumboat from Changi Jetty, which is near the Changi Village Hawker Centre.

    The bumboats will take you to Ubin Jetty at a cost of $2 per trip. Maximum of 12 pax per bumboat.

    Join the queue and the bumboat will leave when they have 12 pax. If there are less than 12 pax, you might have to wait a little while until enough people turn up. Or you can pay for 12 pax for express service.

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    Pulau Ubin Jetty

    by imstress Written Aug 16, 2005

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    Pulau Ubin Jetty

    Pulau Ubin Jetty is where you alight and depart Ubin.

    For departure, just wait at the jetty and the 12 passengers rule will apply.

    You will have to wait for enough passengers before you can depart. Else pay the bumboat captain the balance of the $24 and you would have immediate departure.

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    Getting to Pulau Ubin

    by SWFC_Fan Written Dec 28, 2005

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    Bumboat at Pulau Ubin
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    To get to Pulau Ubin from Singapore, you will need to take a bumboat from Changi Point ferry terminal. The bumboats leave frequently throughout the day, leaving once there are 12 passengers waiting. In practice, you could be waiting from 5 minutes to 30 minutes for the required number of passengers to turn up - I waited about 20 minutes.

    The crossing takes only 10 minutes and costs just S$2 (0.75 GBP) each way. Simply pay the driver once on board.

    To get from the centre of Singapore to Changi Point ferry terminal (at Changi Village), I opted to take a taxi. The journey took about 25 minutes and cost S$14.80. Alternatively, it is possible to catch bus #2 to Changi Village, but I'm not sure where in Singapore you would need to catch it. It is not possible (as at December 2005) to get all the way to Changi Village by the MRT.

    For the return journey, go and wait at the end of the jetty near the main village in Pulau Ubin. Again, you'll have to wait until there are 12 passengers. I was fortunate as the required number of passengers arrived within 5 minutes of me getting to the jetty.

    Returning to Singapore, you will pass through a security check and your baggage will be scanned at the arrival point.

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    Bicycle hire

    by SWFC_Fan Written Dec 28, 2005

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    Cyclists in Pulau Ubin main square
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    Unless you want to walk around the island as I did, your only other option is to see the island by bicycle.

    You can bring your own bicycle with you on the bumboat from Singapore, or you can hire one cheaply for the day from one of the numerous bicycle hire shops in the square in the main village.

    A number of bicycle hire shops were advertising bicycles for hire from just S$3 per day. The further you get from the jetty, the lower the hire charge becomes - but all of the shops are cheap and the prices don't differ greatly.

    If you've not ridden a bicycle for some time (apparently you never forget how to do it!), the main square in the village is ideal for a bit of practice before setting out to explore the island. Alternatively, there is a small car park near the meeting point close to the jetty where you can practice and ensure that there are no faults with the bike.

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    Changi Point Ferry Terminal

    by imstress Written Aug 16, 2005

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    Changi Point Ferry Terminal

    Changi Point Ferry Terminal is located beside the famous Changi Hawker Centre.

    Just oppsite the ferry terminal is the colourful Changi Meridien Hotel.

    There is a car park where you can park for $1 an hour. The Bus terminal is also around the corner.

    Head downstairs to take the bum boat from the ferry terminal direct to Pulau Ubin.

    There is roof top cafe located on top where u can catch the planes making their landing at Changi Airport.

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    Don't go to the wrong island

    by imstress Written Aug 16, 2005

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    Johor Pengerang or Pulau Ubin

    Do not panic when you reach the Changi Point Ferry Terminal.

    Proceed downstairs and on your right you will see some benches and that is where you need to wait for 12 Passengers before the bumboat can depart for Pulau Ubin.

    No purchase of ticket is needed beforehand. Just pay to the bumboat captain when he ask for payment before he set sail.

    The other counter is for travelling to Pengerang (Malaysia).

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    Vehicle Registration No. PU

    by imstress Written Aug 16, 2005

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    PU

    The registered motor vehicle on Pulau Ubin starts with PU and has a green licence plate.

    You can hire "taxi" to tour around the island. Be sure to bargain a price before you start your journey. The driver will share with you history of Ubin and bring you to places that you may not come across.

    They may even invite you to their house on the island.

    Most of them uses the white van as "taxi" on the island.

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    Bum Boats to Pulau Ubin

    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Changi Point Ferry Terminal
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    Changi Point Ferry Terminal, a few minutes walk from Changi Village bus terminal, is where bum boats leave for Pulau Ubin at SGD2 per person one way. Extra SGD2 per bicycle if you are bringing your own. There is no time table and boats depart when a quota of 12 people is reached, which usually doesn't take too long.

    All passengers are requested to register with the bum boat operator. No ticket will be issued. Payment is to be made onboard. Departure time will be at the Bum Boat Operator discretion. They operate daily on a 24 hours basis depending on the bum boat availability.

    Express charter service is at SGD24 per trip (passenger only).

    Note: fares are subjected to changes.

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    $2 bum boat ride from Changi to P. Ubin

    by bpacker Written Dec 27, 2004

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    Location Map, Changi Jetty

    For now , the only way to get to Pulau Ubin is by taking a bumboat from Changi Jetty which is just by the water's edge from the Changi Village Hawker Centre. Unless you're a bat, it's pretty hard to miss but here's a location map just in case.

    It cost just S$2/person to take a bumboat to Ubin Jetty. S$1 if you're a bald monk in saffron robes ( there's a thai-buddhist temple in ubin ) so you know what to do if you're keen to save on $.

    In any case, just join the queue at the jetty and the boats will leave when they have a maximum of 10-12 passengers.

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    Vehicle Registration No. PU

    by imstress Written Aug 16, 2005

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    PU

    The registered motor vehicle on Pulau Ubin starts with PU and has a green licence plate.

    You can hire "taxi" to tour around the island. Be sure to bargain a price before you start your journey. The driver will share with you history of Ubin and bring you to places that you may not come across.

    They may even invite you to their house on the island.

    Most of them uses the white van as "taxi" on the island.

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    Free guided cycling tours of Ubin

    by bpacker Written Dec 27, 2004

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    Bike Kiosk, Ubin

    I've just found out that a group of nature lovers cum good samaritans have launched a free nature-cum-heritage guided trail on Pulau Ubin. Since I don't know much about the tour yet, I'll give you a review when I've joined them for the next tour.
    In the meantime, I'll leave behind their webpage addy so that you can check their next schedule.Tour last roughly for four hours.

    Even if a tour is unavailable, you can always rent a bike from the many bike kiosks on the island. A bike cost about S$4-$6 for the whole day. Quite a steal for so much fun.

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    bumboat to ubin

    by ukirsari Updated Feb 23, 2005

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    the way to pulau ubin (c) ukirsari

    from mrt station tampines or bedok, take sbs bus nr 2 [also can catch this bus from victoria street, the opposite side of mrt station bugis] to direction changi village then go to the jetty ubin [and pengerang/malaysia]. queueing to the bumboat 12 person/boat, $S2/person/1 way.

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    cycling @ ubin

    by ukirsari Updated Feb 23, 2005

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    @rie at ubin by danny jitendra

    the funny thing i'd got as experience when the owner of bike rental gives me a map. said there's as "if you're lost dadeedadeeda, don't get panic, since christopher columbus ... blah blah blah ..." mon dieu .... compared to world explorer? hihihihi.
    but really, the map is simple and you just follows those direction, skip several points whenever exhausted. without any stop, you can make a loop of pulau ubin within 3 hours!

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    MRTs and Buses to Changi Point Ferry Terminal

    by bladedragon Updated Nov 25, 2007

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    The easiest way to get to Changi Point Ferry Terminal (other than cab) is either from Tanah Merah MRT station or Tampines MRT station.
    from there you can take:
    1. 30 minutes travel by bus service no. 2 from Tanah Merah MRT or
    2. 20 minutes travel by bus service no. 29 from Tampines Interchange (a short walk from Tampines MRT)
    Both services terminating in Changi Village Bus Terminal, from there the Jetty is around 5 minutes walk.

    You can check the timing and fare for the buses from this website:
    http://www.sbstransit.com.sg/
    You can check the timing and fare for the trains from this website:
    http://smrt.com.sg/trains.html

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  • Mar 4, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Hi all, is it possible to hire the vans for their transport service in Pulau Ubin before hand? Is there a way I can contact the providers so as to make a booking in advance?

    Please kindly advise! Thank you! T-T

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