Fitness Activities at Pulau Ubin
Pulau Ubin has gained popularity over the years as a quiet escape, even for sports enthusiasts.
Did you know? At Pulau Ubin, you can go cycling, kayaking, or swimming.
You may have heard about Pulau Ubin from Singaporeans. Pulau Ubin is known to house the last of the kampongs in Singapore. Expect to be transported to the 1960s Singapore when you step into Pulau Ubin.
Remember to bring your insect repellent, sunscreen, and bicycle if you’re intending to cycle around the island. It is advisable to withdraw cash ahead of your trip, too.
There are food stalls and provision stores on the island.
How to Get There
To get to Pulau Ubin, you need to take a 15-minute bumboat ride from Changi Point Ferry Terminal. The island itself has no fixed opening hours. However, bumboats run only from 8:30AM to 6PM.
To get, there head to the nearest station: Tampines MRT station. Then take bus 29 to to Changi Village Bus Terminal. From there, you can catch the bumboat to Pulau Ubin. One way tickets cost S$2.50, but you will have to wait for 12 people to board. Otherwise, you can charter the bumboat exclusively for S$30.
The Chek Jawa Wetlands
The Chek Jawa Wetlands is quite a popular attraction in Pulau Ubin. It is open daily from 8:30AM to 6PM, with free admission. Here, you can cycle, run or walk to your heart’s content.
You will notice that villagers in Pulau Ubin rely on wells for water source, diesel generators for electricity, and is predominantly reliant on fishing and farming.
The Sensory Trail at Pulau Ubin will allow you take in nature – in a way that you can’t do so in any other place in Singapore. You will find fruit trees, vegetables, herbs, and a variety of flora and fauna.
Macaques inhabit the island as well. So are boars. To be on the safe side, do not expose your food. Keep them in your bags. And yes, the monkeys can distinguish food container bags from ordinary bags.
If you did not bring your own bike, you can rent mountain bikes from bike rental shops and go off-roading across the island. There are also paved roads if you want to be safe.