Ranked 136 among Places to Visit in Singapore
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A quaint little cottage situated on the eastern part of the island of Pulau Ubin, the Chek Jawa Visitor Centre is housed in the structur of the former House No. 1, which was built as a holiday home by the British during the colonial era. As it was built around 80 years ago, the cottage, which is situated among dense foliage, has architectural features which are reminiscent of Tudor style buildings, characteristic of 16th century England.
The Chek Jawa Visitor Centre has many unique features which set it apart from other buildings built during the colonial period. Surrounded by pine trees, this charming little house has two-storeys, a large airy verandah, a magnificent fireplace and even its own jetty. Visitors are treated to a breathtaking view of mainland Singapore and the lovely island of Pulau Sekudu. Timber frames and joints, black metal frame windows with double layers, terracotta tiles in a honeycomb design and brilliant granite masonry lend this building a tranquil old world charm. The various hidden nooks and corners offer visitors the chance to experience some peaceful time away from the hustle and bustle of mainland Singapore. One can find several information panels and exhibits on the ground floor which depict the history and the rich biodiversity of Chek Jawa.
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