Pulau Ubin

Pulau Ubin

Pulau Ubin is a small island in the north east of Singapore. The island has several abandoned quarries that have been filled and are slowly being repopulated by wild life. You can see egrets, horn bills, butterflies and a wide variety of local flora on Pulau Ubin. If you’re interested in seeing wild boars and monkeys, you can walk, bike, or hire a car to drive you over to the Chek Jawa area of the island for plenty of wildlife encounters. Another interesting thing about Pulau Ubin is it’s really the last kampung in Singapore, meaning the residents are still living a rural lifestyle like people did in the early days of modern Singapore. The slower pace found on Pulau Ubin makes it a wonderful break from the bustling city that is Singapore. Here are some photos from Pulau Ubin.

Egret on Pulau Ubin, Singapore

Egrets at Pulau Ubin

Pulau Ubin

Banana flower on Pulau Ubin

Butterfly on Pulau Ubin

Butterflies on Pulau Ubin

Bumboat to Pulau Ubin

To reach Pulau Ubin, take a bumboat from Changi Jetty for about $3 per person. Be aware that boats will not depart until they are full with 12 passengers, but I have never had an issue with this. The boats have always filled quickly when I’ve visited.

Pulau Ubin

This post is part of the a-z challenge. My theme is sights and food of Singapore. 


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