Pulau Ubin, Singapore, 000701
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- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Sporty types, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, History, Sightseeing
Best for Escapists - Expert review of Pulau Ubin
A visit here is like taking a time warp back to the 1960s when things were much simpler, as you’ll notice from the old wooden houses. A short boat ride off the north east coast of Singapore, the best way to get here is to take a bumboat from Changi Point Ferry Terminal.
The name Pulau Ubin means “Granite Island” in Malay, and there are around five abandoned stone quarries on the island. The best way to explore Pulau Ubin is to hire a bike and ride around the Island, although it remains a great place for a quiet stroll.
The main attraction on the island is the intertidal flat at Chek Jawa, which has extremely rare ecosystems, animals and plants.
There's also a resort on the island too.
The bumboat costs $2.50 per person one-way, and there’s a $2 surcharge if you bring your own bike. While hiring a bike on the island can start at $2 for a children’s bike, and you could pay up to $10 for an adult sized mountain bike. Helmets and chains are an additional cost. Food prices are cheap on the island, especially seafood – and you’ll see lots of locals coming over at the weekends just to have a meal.
More information on Pulau Ubin:
- Price guide:
- Island, National park / nature reserve, Natural wonder
- Pulau Ubin, Singapore, 000701
- +65 6542 4108
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- Boats operate from 5:30am-9pm.