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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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Ayr, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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 attraction reviews
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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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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great day trip from Changi Point by bumboat (SGD 2.50 per person each way), rent some bicycles and wander around the cycle tracks. Nice food at the restaurants by the public wharf

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Jeju, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It's pretty hard to get totally away from city life around Singapore, and even on Ubin you can see the planes coming into Changi. However when cycling on the various paths on the interior, be they sealed, gravel or forest, you do feel a million miles away. Peering onto the mud flats for pincer crabs and "crawling" fish that look... More

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Manila, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Everytime somebody asks me about the beautiful places to visit in Singapore, I never fail to mention Pulau Ubin! I did a solo trip and biked around the island, met travelers, was run after by a monkey, almost met an accident when a monitor lizard crossed the street and I freaked out. The way from SG mainland to PU doesn't... More

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Every time we holiday in Singapore we have a day trip to Pulau Ubin and hire a bike (about $4) for a few hours and take a ride around the island and have a lovely meal in a restaurant overlooking the water. Between the two of us we had mango chicken, sweet and sour pork , fried noodles and two... More

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