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“10 dollar for the activities in pulau ubin” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pulau Ubin

Pulau Ubin
Pulau Ubin, Pulau Ubin 000701, Singapore
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Pulau Ubin
Type: Islands, Parks, Outdoors
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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. 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.
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“10 dollar for the activities in pulau ubin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

take a boat from changi ferry terminal. each person cost about SGD 2.50. the boat will operate when there are 12 people boarding.. so you may need to wait...
when u reach pulau ubin, you can choose to rent a bicycle at SGD 6 for the whole day. if not they have packages. rental bike + 2hrs of karyaking OR 2 hrs of karyaking + fish spa OR fish spa + rental bike for SGD 10!
the cycling trails are wonderful and you get to see how a mini kampong is like! the scenery is very nice! rmb to bring enough water with you as it will be very humid. basically you can spend one whole day in the island. they have fresh coconut drink near the jetty and very nice seafood stalls around! do try before you leave!

Visited November 2012
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“Best decision we made was to visit Pulau Ubin!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

So glad we decided to visit Pulau Ubin. This was far the most wonderful experience we had in Singapore. Take a bum boat from the Changi Point Ferry Terminal. The boat captains are good about helping you into the boat if needed since it's a little jump off the dock. Ok, once in Pulau Ubin we rented a bike. Paid a little more for a newer bike at the first shop we came to. Yes, you can rent a cheaper bike but you may not have as great of an experience on an old rickety one. We biked all over the island and it was so fun! Lot's of photo ops. We saw monkeys and iguanas (at least they looked like iguanas). Grabbed a couple of beers and a snack at the dockside restaurant there. The bok choy dish was a standout. Would recommend that anyone comfortable on a bike, or not, go!

Visited December 2012
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“A perfect day out with kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We (2 adults, 3 kids) spent a day at Pulau Ubin. The whole experience is very diverse - starting with the boat ride in a rustic bumboat (rather than a sleek cruiser). The cycling trails are wonderful. Variety of plant life, flowers and birds around the island kept the kids busy all day. We also spent time canoeing and at a fish spa in the Celestial resort - very enjoyable new experiences as well. Wholesome alternative to mall crawling.

Visited November 2012
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“A Little bit of Nostalgia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Cycle, eat, meander! You get a feel of kampong days that use to be Singapore! Times are changing thuough and developers will soon turn this place into a plastic, manicured resort style island! Pity!

Visited October 2012
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“Back in time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I have visited Pulau Ubin several times. It has never disappointed. It is not so much that there is so much to do there that is exciting, but because there is so little to do there, but all of it is pleasant.
Granted, some of the boat captains can be a grumpy lot, and the bicycle rental shops can be a tad overwhelming, but once past them just wander round to your heart's content. Walk or cycle. Both are great. The roads and paths are mostly well shaded.
Of course you could hire a 'taxi' for a fortune and ride to the northern beach or to the old temples at the western half of the island, or Cek Jawa wetlands and the amazing Tudor folly with Singapore's only operational fireplace! I kid you not! Or you could ride there or walk there, and both choices are equally rewarding. If only cyclists did not feel that they had the right of way!
Then when you have wandered round, viewed the derelict granite quarries, now turquoise lakes, pottered round the Malay cemeteries, enjoyed looking at Malaysia from a reasonably pleasant beach or gone further afield and walked to the western tip of the island where outward bound trainees are put through their paces, relax. Enjoy some fresh seafood. There are several good restaurants in the main village.
And ice for the necessary cold drinks.
Then all you have to do is wait for a boat to return.
If there is one annoying thing, it is wondering why boats that bring you over cannot take you back. AIf a boat does come over and disgorges another twelve passengers (that is the limit per boat) then returns empty, you have to wait till there are twelve waiting to go back before the island based boats will deign to take you. Annoying. But, hey, the purpose of going to an idyllic backwater is not to be hassled by an infrequent bus/boat/train service.
I think.

Visited November 2012
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