Pulau Ubin, the island for tree and bicycle lovers

Pulau Ubin, a small island of Singapore possesses the nice simple atmosphere without nightlife or a modern spot. There are only mangrove forests, Kampong Village and natural bike trails. If you want to escape the chaos and stay close to nature, you should come here just once. You could easily do a day trip or stay here overnight.

Pulau Ubin is located on the northeastern coast of Singapore, near the Straits of Johor. It is the island off the coast that is being developed as a nature park and simultaneously preserved the original environment: nature, culture and way of life, along with the creation of facilities for tourists. You can find an accommodation, public restrooms, bicycle rentals, cycling trails, hiking trails, camping spots with a Chalet hut, etc.

Travelers who interested in traveling here, you will experience the atmosphere of traditional communities and places such as granite quarries, coconut plantations, rubber plantations, fish and shrimp farms, including ancient fishing activities known as the Kelongs.

On the east side of Pulau Ubin Island, there is a natural tourist attraction called Chek Jawa which is full of marine animal such as horseshoe crabs, sand dollars, sea slugs, cuttlefishes, octopuses, and also sea grasses which is home to sea anemones and coral reefs which provide habitat for colorful sea sponges. In addition, it is a well-preserved wetland. There is also the route to explore the abundance of wetland as a boardwalk that traverses the coast about 1 kilometer. And when you reach the destination, there will also be observation towers to see various species of birds, such as Collared Kingfisher and Straw-headed Bulbul. And of course, besides exploring the island’s attractions, another popular tourist activity on Pulau Ubin Isalnd is a cycling tour to survey nature and small villages of the natives by contacting the bicycle rental service at your convenience. Follow the path through mangrove forests, beaches, lakes, and rural villages along the way. Then break the journey for a while and leisurely drinking coffee to relax tired body.

To get to Pulau Ubin Island

Take the MRT to Tanah Merah Station (EW4) and then take SBS bus Line 2 or 29 to Changi Village bus interchange. Then take a boat ride from Changi Point Ferry Pier Terminal to Pulau Ubin Island about 10 minutes.