The Excitement Is Worth It on Pulau Ubin, Singapore

I always thought that a vacation to Singapore was more fun city ​​exploring. Indeed, our neighboring country is famous for its modern buildings, playgrounds, or simply shopping. Who would have thought that in Singapore you can ride a bicycle on an almost uninhabited island, namely Pulau Ubin.

Pulau Ubin is an island located in the northeastern part of Singapore.

This island is often referred to as the only remaining traditional village in this lion country.

Pulau Ubin is still very natural. Plants that vary from large trees, shrubs, and mangroves are also home to wild animals, especially various types of birds.

Activities that can be done on this island are trekking, cycling, kayaking, and also camping, suitable as destination one-day trip in Singapore.

How to get to Pulau Ubin

The way to get to Pulau Ubin is by using a wooden boat or also known as bumboat from Changi Point Ferry Terminal.

Travel time only takes 15 minutes.

This pier is not too far from Changi Airport, but if you depart from the city center it is quite far too.

Must Take the MRT first to Tampines East MRT Station then continue with bus number 29.

Because there were four of me, I just took the grab. From the Katong area to Changi Point Ferry Terminal, it costs SGD 22.

After arriving at your dock can buy a boat ticket for SGD 3 for one way.

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Ship to Pulau Ubin

Bike rental in Pulau Ubin

Pulau Ubin is not too big, a bicycle ride can more or less go around the island.

Arriving at Pulau Ubin, I went straight to the kiosk not far from the pier to rent a bicycle.

The price for renting a bicycle on Pulau Ubin is quite cheap, only SGD 6 only.

Bicycles for rent include mountain bikes, ordinary bicycles with baskets.

Arriving at Pulau Ubin

Don’t make the same mistake as us, which is not checking the condition of the bike.

Indeed many of the bikes that look outdated.

We just ignore it, maybe it’s just that the appearance is not good because the bike is old but still usable.

In addition, we did not know the condition of the road we were on, it turned out that there were many ups and downs.

My friend’s bike chain fell off many times. So my advice is to just go to a few stalls first, choose a mountain bike, and check the condition of the bike.

Also read: Travel Guide and Tips to Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Interesting spots to explore

Let’s explore Pulau Ubin! I cycled through the asphalt road which was quite good.

At first it was just a bicycle without a direction. Actually the directions are very clear, but we didn’t check the map first.

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The map above I got from the NParks Singapore website, just as an illustration. You can also find this map later on Pulau Ubin.

More or less you can explore to the east or west of the island.

Well, to the west there is Puaka Hill, Quarry Tilesand Crab Quarry.

To the east there is the most popular tourist attraction, namely Chek Jawa Wetlands.

First, we headed west, only to reach the Tile Quarry. The path changed to a rocky dirt track as well.

You have to be careful, because there are ups and downs too. Even at some incline we had to go down and push the bike because it was quite steep.

Quarry tiles are not too special in my opinion, just like an ordinary lake.

There are also several Chinese temples around here, one of which is German Girl Shrine.

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Drive bike on dirt track

Next we cycled to the Chek Jawa Wetlands in the east.

Sometimes we run into wild boars or wild monkeys, so we remember right at Peucang Island, Ujung Kulon.

Arriving at Chek Jawa Wetlands, we had to park our bikes and continue on foot.

Well, here there is a tall tower called Menara Jejawi, you can climb up to the top to see the surrounding scenery.

It’s good, on one side you can see the sea, on the other side you can see the green of the forest trees. This tower is also suitable as a spot for Instagram photos as well.

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Jejawi Tower
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Photos at Menara Jejawi

Satisfied with taking pictures and seeing the beautiful sea view, we followed a path made of wood through the mangrove forest.

Just keep following this wooden path that stretches over the sea water until you return to where you started.

From Chek Jawa Wetlands it is not too far to return to the pier, only 15 minutes by bicycle.

We returned to the pier at 6 pm, returned to Changi Point and had dinner at hawker center across from this harbour.

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Chek Jawa Wetlands

Tips for visiting Pulau Ubin

  • Be careful when cycling, trekking, or doing other outdoor activities. Especially when cycling, when descending and turning not too fast.
  • Follow the path provided.
  • Keep your distance and don’t give food to wild animals.
  • Bring it cash enough because on the island there are no ATMs.
  • Do not litter.
  • Use mosquito repellent to protect yourself from mosquitoes.
  • Bring an umbrella or raincoat just in case it rains.

So, if you go to Singapore? Do you want a vacation to Pulau Ubin too? Don’t forget to also check the recommendations for other exciting tourist attractions in Singapore in the articles I’ve written!

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