This rustic village is a reflection of days gone by, when life was simpler. Try leisure walking or cycling to enjoy the natural vegetation and laidback kampong ambience of this quaint island.
Situated in the northeastern coast of Singapore, this offshore island is being developed into a nature park. Much of its natural environment is being preserved and visitors will still be able to experience the rural community atmosphere encompassing granite quarries, coconut and rubber plantations, mangrove swamps, fish and prawn farms, and traditional fishing kelongs.
While preserving its original heritage, upgrading will also be done and basic amenities will be provided, such as toilets and shelters, bicycle rental, trekking trails, camping sites and chalets.
Located at the eastern tip of Pulau Ubin is a natural beach called Chek Jawa, on which marine life such as the horseshoe crab and sand dollar, a disc-shaped member of the star-fish family, thrive. It also houses sea-grass meadows that habour carpet and peacock anemones, as well as coral rubble that is home to sponges of various hues. Visits to Chek Jawa are on a first-come-first-served basis and only when there are low tides. To book, call the National Parks Board at Tel: (65) 6542 4108.
Take the MRT to Tampines Station (EW2), then take SBS Transit bus 29 to Changi Village bus interchange, followed by a 10-minute boat ride from the Changi Point jetty. Cost of the boat ride is SGD 2.50 and the service operates from 6.00 am to 11.00 pm. Click here to view MRT route map.