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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Easy to get there and back and the best part -- the place and attraction doesn't cost you an arm and a leg and, your firstborn son. It's back to a simpler time and place, or if you're a nature enthusiast, back in the boondocks! NParks have tried to keep the place as natural as possible and they have done... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

A wonderful getaway from Singapore while still staying in Singapore. "Wow you have this here?" That was my non-Singaporean husband's response, when after many many years of returning home to Singapore from London I finally organised a day out here. Right from the start, on board a bum-boat from Changi Ferry Terminal - $2.50 per passenger if there are 12... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

beware palau ubin can be very tough going. you could ride around the paved areas easily, but if you leave them for the trails it gets to be tough going. the trail areas are hilly and you will need to walk your bike at times. so not for the faint hearted and note this includes going to chek jawa. be... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Well worth the minimum effort to get there and spend a very different half day in Singapore. To save time we caught a taxi from Bugis to Changi Ferry Terminal - only $13 - then the bum boat across for $2.50. From the moment you arrive you know this place is special. We hired good quality bikes from the last... More

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went across on a bum-boat as part of a large group of mainly locals. We walked for hours, were little bothered with the dogs but a little more by insects. One day perhaps Singapore will stretch its tentacles to the island, but for the moment Pulau Ubin is the best way to see Singapore as it was many decades... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Sick of the shopping centres, the air on and the manicured perfection? Here's a suggestion. It takes about an hour and a bit by public transport but it's probably the only little corner left of genuine Asia in Singapore. Catch the metro to Tanah Merah then public bus to Changi Village and finally a 10 minute shuttle ferry out to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a short Bum Boat ride $2.50 from Changi. Buses service this town all the time and is relatively easy to get to, Buy an Ice Cream from the vendor outside the terminal S$1 huge sandwich of Ice Cream. Walk around Ubin (take Mosquito repellent just in case we had no problems but Dangui is prevalent). Hire a bike... More

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

The ferry ride was scary. The island was dirty. The seafood restaurants were dirty. We went for a walk but encountered wild stray dogs. There were stray dogs all over the island. Do not go there you might get bitten by a stray dog

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It has been many decades since I last visited Pulau Ubin. It is still rustic. Most improved is road for cycling and walking. For those who prefer the easy way, there's van to ferry people to various points of interest on the island. Ferry from Changi Point and return is comfortable and inexpensive. You can bring along your own bicycle... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great day out.Very easy to get to. We took a taxi from Chinatown to Changi Cove Ferry Terminal only cost $20. Then got a bumboat over to Ubin Island for $2.50.The trip over took between 10 and 15 minutes (depends on whoever is steering the boat). Once on the island there are plenty of places to hire bikes from ranging... More

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