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Instagram-worthy spots in Pulau Ubin

Here are the most photogenic corners of the island for your next social media post

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Sofiana Ramli
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Pekan Quarry
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Pekan Quarry

A 15-minute walk from the jetty, head west past the Butterfly Hill and stop by Pekan Quarry, a picturesque area that’s been visited by many. The lookout point gives you a breath-taking, panoramic view of the old granite pit and the surrounding greenery. #Nofilter needed. 

Puaka Hill's view
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Puaka Hill's view

The climb uphill might leave you breathless, but the view of an old granite quarry and its deep blue waters below makes every step up the rocky terrain worth it. Plus, the shot will make a nice memoir of a hiking achievement unlocked. 

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Pulau Ubin Tree
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Pulau Ubin Tree

Walk too quickly and you might just miss it. Hidden behind other trees, this tree's location looks out into the sea and breaks away from the main Sensory Trail route. The peaceful spot also makes a great secret location for a picnic. 

Fence and bollard on the Sensory Trail
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Fence and bollard on the Sensory Trail

The Sensory Trail is located at the southern part of Ubin. And although it may be quite tricky to get to this point – it's marked by wooden fences on the side of the path, and a yellow and black bollard – we promise that if you keep following the pathway, you’ll find it soon enough. This scene creates the perfect backdrop for that mysterious into-the woods-vibe.

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‘Y u so like that!’ drinks stall mural
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‘Y u so like that!’ drinks stall mural

Too many shots of nature? Then change up the beat by adding this bright wall with its tongue-in-cheek text into your camera roll as you walk past this drinks stall on the way to Ketam Mountain Bike Park. Once you’re done with your snapshot, make sure to get a refreshing drink or two from the kind uncle who runs the store. 

Chek Jawa boardwalk
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Chek Jawa boardwalk

Sashay down the 1-kilometre boardwalk where the combination of clear blue skies and the sea will totally get you an instant #instagood photo. 

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House No 1 at Chek Jawa
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House No 1 at Chek Jawa

Sadly, this two-storey Tudor-styled house isn’t up for rent on Airbnb, but you can pretend that it is. Perch yourself on the brick wall in front of the bungalow or pose by its doors and arched corridor for a holiday summer villa look done right.

For more on Ubin, check out...

Guide to Pulau Ubin
  • Things to do
It may not have the white sandy beaches you’d expect of an island, but the eccentricity and charm of Pulau Ubin makes it a magical place to travel to. One of the two remaining kampongs in Singapore (the other being Kampong Buangkok in Yio Chu Kang), this island is just a 15-minute boat ride away from the mainland. Whether you’re a nature lover or a thrill seeker, here’s how you can soak in the tranquillity and discover a myriad of hidden treasures on the island.

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