Ranked 13 among Places to Visit in Singapore
Ideal Time: 3 - 4 hours
Pulau Ubin is a 10.2 square kilometre island lying northeast of Singapore. Translating to Granite Island in Malay, Pulau Ubin is considered to be one of the last places where one can truly enjoy and experience Singapore for what it used to be, before rapid urbanization set in. It is one of the last two kampongs of Singapore and is located just a 15-minute boat ride away from the mainland.
Pulau Ubin is the perfect vacation island with something to offer for every type of traveller. It has an exciting and adventurous bike trail for those interested in mountain biking. Other than mountain biking, visitors can also simply explore the island on a bicycle. The island is beautiful and is filled with enchanting lakes, lush green forests and wide rolling meadows. A variety of rare birds can often be seen and heard among the trees. The island also has a hill, called the Puaka Hill, which provides a perfect hiking opportunity. Visitors can go kayaking among the mangroves and or enjoy a night amidst the peace of Pulau Ubin at the numerous camping sites across the island. The main attraction of Pulau Ubin however, is the Chek Jawa Wetlands which is a marvel of nature. The biodiversity of Chek Jawa is very rich, given the fact that six different ecosystems converge there. Various types of rare and unique flora and fauna can be spotted by visitors on their tour of Chek Jawa.
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