A paradise for nature lovers, Pulau Ubin has plenty to offer with its lush greenery and abundant wildlife. Go bird-watching, visit the abandoned quarries and learn more about its native plants as you roam around the island.
If you love history and ecosystems, head to the East of the island to check out old restored houses and the Chek Jawa wetlands. Don't miss climbing up the 20-metre tall Jejawi Tower for a bird's-eye view of Ubin.
From manoeuvring tricky slopes on Ubin's mountain biking trails to kayaking around the island and hiking up the rocky and steep Puaka Hill, there's lots of activities to get your heart-pumping among these natural terrains. No matter where you are, the view is always going to be great.
They say the people make the place. Though it is only a 15-minute boat ride, life on Ubin is so different. If you wanted a glimpse of Singapore in the early days, this is the closest you'll get. Get to know the locals who are still residing on this tiny island.
From the view high atop Puaka Hill to the memorable murals at the drink stall, there are seven spots on the island that we think are the most photogenic for your next social media post.
Essential things to note
To get to Ubin, board a bumboat at Changi Point Ferry Terminal (daily, 5.30am-9pm). Boat fares are priced at $3/person for a single trip and each ride takes about 15 minutes. Take note that the boats to Ubin run on an irregular schedule as they only depart once they have 12 people on board. Fees are paid directly to the driver and are collected before the boat jets off. An extra $2 is charged if you bring along a bicycle.
There are no ATMs on the island, so be sure you’ve got all the cash you need for the trip before jumping on a boat to Ubin. The nearest POSB and OCBC cash machines are located near the Changi Village hawker centre.
Sleep beneath the stars by pitching your tent at any of the two camping sites: Jelutong and Mamam. Jelutong is situated closest to the village and faces the mainland, while Mamam is further north of the island. Both locations have toilet facilities nearby, however Jelutong is the only spot that is equipped to accommodate a campfire.
If you're planning to stay overnight then pop by the Pulau Ubin Police Post to register your stay with the island's officials.