Pulau Ubin Cycling Blog
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Pulau Ubin originally known as Pulau Batu Jubin (Granite Stone Island in Malay located off northeast of mainland Singapore. Pulau Ubin is a beautiful island with diverse habitats and a variety of wildlife. It is the last-remaining kampong (traditional village) in Singapore
First, we’re taking a public bus to the Changi Point Ferry Terminal in Changi Village. The ferry to Pulau Ubin operates from 6.00 am daily to 7 pm. The ride takes about 12 minutes and costs SGD 4 per person. Basically, the bumboats set off only where the number of passengers reaches around 8 to 10 people during the post circuit breaker. To add on, we’re visiting the island on weekdays, so we can avoid the crowds to enjoy the max.
* If there are no boats available at Pulau Ubin jetty for your return trip, please call the NParks hotline at 1800-471 7300 for assistance.
Basically, we have no plan. So, the best way to get around Pulau Ubin is by cycling. Rent two bicycles and cycle to Chek Jawa WetLand (East side). Bikes are available for rent at the main village. Many bike stalls there and mostly mountain bikes and some road bikes. We rented two mountain bikes and one with bicycle kid carrier for SGD16 (SGD 8 each).
Chek Jawa Wetlands
Bicycles have to be parked at the designated areas. You can request a bicycle lock when you rent your bicycle.
The highlight of the east side is the Chek Jawa Wetlands’ mangrove swamp and coastal boardwalk. Coastal boardwalkMangrove swampClimb the seven storey high (20m) Jejawi Tower to view the tree canopy and observe the biodiversity, such as birdlife.
Covering approximately 100 hectares in area, Chek Jawa is a unique natural area, where six major ecosystems – sandy beach, rocky beach, seagrass lagoon, coral rubble, mangroves, and coastal forest!
After spent an hour plus at Chek Jawa Wetland. We heading back to the main village. Take a short break with a coconut drink (SGD5). Next, Heading back to Singapore’s main island.
The first thing to do after landed Singapore’s main island is to take our lunch. According to many reviews, Changi famous nasi lemak is the top food to eat at Changi Village Hawker Centre. Most importantly, Changi Village Hawker Centre just next to Changi Point Terminal.
Overall, the price is reasonable, the rice is delicious and the chicken wing is crispy.