Pulau Ubin is an untouched island off eastern Singapore, home to the last 'kampung' (village). A visit takes you back to the simpler pleasures of the 1960's. And you don’t need your passport.
|Your first view of Ubin Town as you arrive at Ubin Jetty. |
With the Rhino Rock (or some say it looks like a sad dog).
Escape to Ubin! Life in the slow lane starts as you join the queue for the bumboat that leaves Changi for the 15-minute ride to Pulau Ubin. Stroll or pedal through rustic trails under swaying coconut palms, past quaint kampung houses with their kitchen gardens.
Explore flourishing mangroves, lotus-covered ponds. Peek into hidden temples, stop by secluded beaches. Spot hornbills, wild boar and more. Chat with laid-back villagers as you enjoy a cold fresh coconut. On Ubin, the food tastes better, air is fresher, sights and sounds soothing to the soul.
|Pak Ahmad's Drinkstall along the way to Chek Jawa.|
Step 1: Go to Changi Point Ferry Terminal at Changi Village on Google maps Address: 51 Lorong Bekukong S(499172).
Bumboat operating hours, every day including public holidays. More details here.
• Weekdays: 6am – 6pm
• Weekends: 6am – 7pm
Step 2: Take a bumboat to Pulau Ubin Cost of the bumboat: $3/person. Maximum 12 passengers. Additional $2 per bicycle. Help the bumboat uncle, prepare exact change please. More details here.
Step 3: Join the fun at Pulau Ubin!
Pulau Ubin is open every day including public holidays. Here's more about what to see and do on Ubin.
Here's a slideshow of how to get to Pulau Ubin
Some travel tips
- Expect long queues for the bumboats public holidays, e.g., on the long weekend around 19 May (Sun) Vesak Day, 20 May (Mon) is a public holiday. And on 5 Jun (Wed) Hari Raya Puasa.
- Prepare for travel delays after 8am at Changi to Ubin; and after noon at Ubin to Changi.
- Parking may also be very limited at Changi after 8am. Carpool or take public transport.
- Even on normal weekends, the queue for the bumboat can be quite long after 10am at Changi to Ubin and near sunset at Ubin to return to Changi.
If you are taking part in one of the night activities, arrangements will be made by the activity organiser your travel back to the mainland. Please ask them for more details.
How to get around on Pulau Ubin?
You can walk, cycle or take the Ubin 'taxi'. Here's a slideshow about getting around on Pulau Ubin.