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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

One of the highlights of a recent trip to Singapore was a day with a difference on Pulau Ubin cycling around the sealed roads and trails of this quiet and undeveloped island. It's easy to get to - MRT to Tanah Merah station, bus #2 to Changi Point Village then a short bumboat ride (S$2.50 per person each way, cash... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

away from the city life, pulau ubin is only a 10min boat ride away from changi point ferry terminal. be prepared to perspire a lot, get sunburnt, mosquito bites and worst of all, sandfly bites. it's a place for the adventurous. a great way to spend a day back to nature. the locals who grew up on the island are... More

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Paris
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

You want a 10 minutes boat trip to carry you in an incredibly remote place ? Go to Pulau Ubin ! Take bus 2 from Tanah Merah MRT, all the way to the end. Boat trip is 2.5S$ per person but the boat will leave only once there are enough passengers (upon captain's decision). Once you get off the boat,... More

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Hartsville, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Helpful guy in visitors center. Pointed us toward the best places to see Hornbills....and we saw them plenty. Sometimes 10 at one time. We saw at least 6 new birds including the Crimson Sunbird. The variety of habitats was excellent. Stray dogs were not nearly as big of an issue as we saw in some reviews. The further from town,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Visited Pulau Ubin for the first time with my wife and 3 years old son( Ryan) and very had a real good time especially my son. Was a good break away from the city life of Singapore and going back to a a little nostalgic life of how old Singapore looks like. We take a bum boat from Changi Point... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Palau Ubin is a small nature park island between Singapore island and Malaisia of about 1000 hectare and a site where you can experience the simple life in real tropical rain forest. There are only a few roads on the island and a few settlements ("kampongs"). The best means of transportation is on foot or bike. There are a few... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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