Pulau Ubin Travel Guide

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Pulau Ubin Highlights

  • Pro
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     Quiet, relaxing, no traffic, few people, untamed nature 

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     Attack by mosquitos 

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     A place I will like to go for a weekend getaway! 

Pulau Ubin Things to Do

  • German Girl Shrine (3rd stopover)

    A legend tells not only a story, but draws people to the monument for which it was made. A small yellow-colored shrine might not be attention worthy to many, but a German Girl shrine in a small island in this part of the world is certainly something to stir one's curiosity. According to sources from the internet, in 1914 after WWI, right in this...

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  • Bukit Puaka ( 2nd stopover)

    After crossing over Jelutong bridge (from Jetty), not far ahead to the right-side of the track is Merbah Hut. This hut marks the start point to a hike up the highest hill in P. Ubin, Bukit Puaka, with the highest elevation reaching between 70 to 80 metres. There is no conspicuous signboard to catch the attention of passer-by to this viewing point....

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  • Wei Tuo Fa Gong Temple (1st stopover)

    According to sources in the internet, this temple, also known as Lily Pond Temple, has a history of over 80 years. It is located just before Jelutong bridge if you are heading westward from the Jetty. There is a signboard by the main road with an arrow hinting the direction you should proceed if your are heading for it. Sitting at an elevated...

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  • Chek Jawa (last stopover after lunch at...

    Wading bare-foot during low tide in Chek Jawa conservation ecosystem requires permit application and a guide. Check with National Parks (Singapore) on the application process. There are other places of attraction in Chek Jawa that do not require permits, such as P. Ubin's House No. 1 , Coastal Boardwalk, Mangrove Boardwalk ,and Jejawi Tower. The...

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  • Cycling around Pulau Ubin

    The best way to explore the island is by bicycle which can be rented from SGD2 per day onwards from the numerous shops next to the jetty.

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  • Chek Jawa at Pulau Ubin

    1 of Singapore's richest ecosystems, Chek Jawa is a unique natural area where 6 major habitats meet & mix. Slated for land reclamation in 1992, the wonderful secrets of Chek Jawa were unveiled only in December 2000. As public attention was drawn to this site, thousands of Singaporeans flocked to visit this wetland treasure. At the same time,...

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Pulau Ubin Restaurants

  • Restaurant with sea view

    Upon recommendation by one of our friends, we headed for this restaurant by the coast. I remember it has a white tent and covers a relatively big area compared to other restaurants. There are live seafood inside tanks to attract curious onlookers. It is near one part of the road that constricts to a narrow width. And directly opposite is one wooden...

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  • My Most Frequent Restaurant in Pulau...

    There are several inexpensive restaurant and informal eateries near the jetty, one the best is Ubin First Stop Restaurant where a seafood meal will cost you around SGD30.They are opened from 1100 to 2000hrs (Thursday to Tuesday including Public Holidays). I do not have my favourite dish because we went there for late lunch after an organised...

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  • Chilli crab

    We chose this restaurant because it had the most customers. We only tried the Chilli crab with fried buns.

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Pulau Ubin Transportation

  • Bum Boats to Pulau Ubin

    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...

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  • Rent a bike 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;pI rented my bike for $3 a day. When we went further on,...

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  • Bumboat

    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...

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Pulau Ubin Shopping

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    by ukirsari Updated Feb 22, 2005

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    there are several small shops at the ubin's jetty which sells several chinese dried food. and it's easy peasy to cook by my own >>i do enjoy so much to buy several of these dried meals. especially 'kimlo' [i don't know the name in hokkien or cantonese, i used to spell this from my mum and it's common in chinese culinary in my country to say the soup as 'kimlo' thing :)]

    What to buy: dried soup kimlo

    What to pay: only $S1.10 per pack ~ very cheap, even compared to the same product in my country :)

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Pulau Ubin Local Customs

  • Wayang Opera during Hungry Ghost...

    The Wayang Stage comes alive during the Chinese Seventh Lunar Month or Hungry Ghost Festival. The Chinese traditionally believed that at this time, the gates of Hell are opened allowing spirits to roam among us. To appease spirits, especially those who are lonely and have no living relatives, various traditional activities are held. "Hell Money" is...

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  • House of the village head

    The Head of the village of Pulau Ubin has been around for many years and his house is located on the east of the main village along one of the main roads of the island. Sometimes his house will sell drinks, and you can ask his permission to visit his house which contains many old and memorable photographs, including some which he took together with...

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  • Toilets

    Worry about toilets when you are walking or cycling in Pulau Ubin? Don't worry because there are a number of them conveniently located at important positions. The government has thought of everything, which is very typical of the efficiency of Singapore :)

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Pulau Ubin Warnings and Dangers

  • Bikes & Slopes

    After Bubut Hut the road stretches north-west further for quite a distance to a dead end near Kekek Quarry. You will pass by Kg Bukit Coffee (Cemetery). This stretch of road has steep slope and can be physically tough for a biker. And further nearing the end, the road condition changes from tarmac road to uneven dirt track with loose gravels that...

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  • Wildlife

    P. Ubin is a rural area, hence wildlife is not uncommon. If you stumble upon one, please remain calm and do not panic. They fear you more than you fear them. On the way from "Why U so Like Dat" to Celestial Resort, I saw this reptile cutting its way across the road. (See pic). I paused for a while to allow it to retreat into the vegetation, and...

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  • Hike up Bukit Puaka

    There is a huge boulder at the top of Bukit Puka. If you want to climb up to take a better view, do be careful. Exercise common sense when you see railings. Do not try to cross over to bring yourself closer to the edge of the cliff.

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Pulau Ubin Tourist Traps

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    by gnil Written Sep 27, 2007

    There will be '$2?' signs around to deceive you into thinking that renting a bike only cost $2 the whole day. The first shop I went to charged $8 for new bikes and $6 for older bikes. Bikes condition was ok only. Finally, we chose to rent bikes from the last shop who offered us $5 for older bikes (looked relatively new and dependable).

    Unique Suggestions: Walk around, compare the prices and check the conditions of the bikes.

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Pulau Ubin What to Pack

  • Don't leave home without them

    Small back pack Extra clothes and a pair of footwear to change into for the journey home.Cap, sun tan lotion and sunglasses to protect from the sun. Drinking waterInsect repellentPlaster CameraStorage Memory Umbrella

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  • Must bring items!

    Backpack so that you can carry on your back while cycling. Or you can put it in the basket provided in front of your bike. Poncho or rain coat just in case it rains and cap. Sunblock Camera to take lots of pics!

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  • Packing list

    Wear hat/ cap. Bring along your sun glasses. There are plenty of mosquitoes. Bring along your insect repellant or you have to use the suggestion of the guide-- rubbing some plant's sap on your body as a natural repellant.

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Pulau Ubin Off The Beaten Path

  • Pulau Sekudu off Ubin

    Pulau Sekudu (Frog Island) is situated off Chek Jawa, Pulau Ubin. This little islet appears close to Ubin's shore, but can only be reached by boat at low tides. It is rich in marine life. The islet's strange name has a part in the legend about how Ubin formed. There is also a large boulder on the islet in the shape of a frog. Someone had added eyes...

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  • A Great Island to Explore - Pulau Ubin

    After a trip to Pulau Ubin with a group of friends, we found that Pulau Ubin is an excellent place for everyone to enjoy nature. Pulau Ubin is the only place untouched by urbanisation in Singapore. Till now it is still relying on well water and a home generator for electricity supply. The air is always fresh as there is practically no vehicles...

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  • Views of Malaysia

    When you are at Pulau Ubin, you are actually very near to the border between Singapore and the neigbouring Johor state of Malaysia. For example when you are at Nordin or Manam beaches, right across the other side is Johor state.During the boat journey to the island, you will notice a few hills at a distance away. These belongs to Johor state of...

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Pulau Ubin Sports & Outdoors

  • Cross country cycling

    Pulau Ubin is a popular place for cross country cycling. You can rent a bike at the jetty cum main village area for about S$10 per hour and explore the island via the bicycle.

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  • Cycling

    The best way to get around Ubin island is cycling. Rent a bike in the entrance of the island. The rental is S$3-5 for the whole day. S$3 is for long used bicycle and S$5 is for brand new bicycle. It is advised to take a brand new bicycle to avoid any broken down ( although there is possibility for brand new bike to break down as well but the...

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  • Fishing

    As you know, there are lots of fishes on the tropical waters. Therefore, fishing can be done on the shores of Pulau Ubin, especially on the jetties.

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Pulau Ubin Favorites

  • Pulau Ubin Number 1 lorry Drink seller...

    Proceeding right for about 50m at the fork junction after Puaka bridge (heading towards Bubut Hut in the NW) you may pass by a mid-sized truck parked by the roadside and loaded with freezer boxes and drinks. This is a mobile drink seller run by a very friendly aunty. She can fill you up with some information about this island as she is a resident...

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  • Boat journey to Pulau Ubin

    Although the boat journey from Changi to Pulau Ubin is relatively short (about 15-20 minutes), it was enjoyable and you will get to see the beautiful scenery of Pulau Ubin, Changi coastal areas as well as the coast and hills of Johor state in Malaysia.Since Pulau Ubin is very near to Changi Airport, you will see lots of planes landing and these...

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  • Follow the huts!

    There are a number of wooden huts on the island of Pulau Ubin which are marked on the free tourist map and which act as good markers for getting your bearings.These small huts provide shade from the hot sun (or heavy rain - both are equally likely!) and have benches around the perimeter at which you can enjoy a picnic.With only a few homes selling...

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