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Pulau Ubin

Pulau Ubin, Pulau Ubin 000701, Singapore
6542-4108
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Pulau Ubin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Islands, Parks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The island to the northeast of Singapore is the only place to see an example of the traditional kampong villages that once covered the city-state.... more » Owner description: The island to the northeast of Singapore is the only place to see an example of the traditional kampong villages that once covered the city-state. It’s a go-to spot for cyclists and hikers with miles of nature trails that weave through old rubber plantations and seaside ecosystems no longer found on the main island. Get there from Changi Point Ferry Terminal via a traditional bumboat for $2.50 a seat – captains will leave only when all seats are sold or if you pay the difference. « less
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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Went with a group of friends to Pulau Ubin for a day and thoroughly enjoyed it! Rented bikes once we got off the ferry for a good price and explored the island. There are beautiful places to see but be warned, it's extremely humid, so take some sports clothes for the bike trips! There is also a mountain bike trail... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I was actually very surprised to find this hidden gem. Palau Ubin is a beautiful island not far away from the crazy big city. Is very easy to get there and also very cheap. If Singapore is your first Asiatic destination you must make it to this island to feel like in the real Asia. Rent a bike and explore... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Having seen all the tall buildings and shopping malls in Singapore, it can be rather worthwhile to make a trip to Pulau Ubin (Granite Island). Its only a 15 mins boat ride from Changi and once you get off the boat, you will be transported to Old Singapore. The island's main street brings you back to the kampung style living... More

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Corona, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

We had read some reviews about the island telling the good and others the not so good... We should have paid more attention to the 'not so good' ones. The nature trails have either all been paved over or closed... Very disappointing. The island was so littered and dirty it was unreal! Especially considering that this is part of Singapore,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I love the nature and cycling in the wild, you feel like it's a totally new country! Nothing much except mosquitos (lucky, I've brought my mosquito repeller!) and a bicycle that doesn't work well. (ended with a loose chain and burst tire).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Took the ferry which cost S$2.50 per person per trip, which operate 24 hrs. It will depart only when filled with 12 persons. Journey took about 20 mins. Once reach Ubin jetty , u feel that nostalgic in the air. It is like going back to the 1960s of SIngapore. There a taxi counter ,and various bicycle-for-rent shops. Also some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It is an excellence nature visit by far for a local Singaporean like myself. We had breakfast at food village before heading out to the change jetty point for the boat. My family enjoyed the ride and most of all the sweat during the trekking. We visited the Chek Jawa the stroll on the boardwalk above the sea. Imagine! We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Easily accessible by a short bum boat ride; once on the Island we hired a couple of bikes and explored the series of trails; passing traditional asian farms, temples and animals along the way. Friends who have visited numerous times say it is common to see Monkeys (although these can be cheeky enough (and dangerous enough) to chase you for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Great place to visit for a day out. Would not suggest going if you don't feel energetic. You can hire bikes for the day for just a few dollars and there are loads of them to choose from. If you don't feel like cycling then you can walk. It's 3.4kms to Chek Jawa and the boardwalk is about another kilometre.... More

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Hsinchu, T'ai-wan, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

A small island off the NE coast of Singapore, Pulau Ubin is billed as being how the rest of Singapore was 50 years ago. It didn't disappoint. Only a 5 minute boat trip away from the main island, you can leave all the concrete behind and spend a day in the jungle. On arrival at the main jetty, there are... More

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