Pulau Ubin is an untouched island off eastern Singapore, home to the last 'kampung' (village). A visit takes you back to the simpler pleasures of the 1960's. And you don’t need your passport.
|Your first view of Ubin Town as you arrive at Ubin Jetty. With the Rhino Rock (or some say it looks like a sad dog).|
Escape to Ubin! Life in the slow lane starts as you join the queue for the bumboat that leaves Changi for the 15-minute ride to Pulau Ubin. Stroll or pedal through rustic trails under swaying coconut palms, past quaint kampung houses with their kitchen gardens.
Explore flourishing mangroves, lotus-covered ponds. Peek into hidden temples, stop by secluded beaches. Spot hornbills, wild boar and more. Chat with laid-back villagers as you enjoy a cold fresh coconut. On Ubin, the food tastes better, air is fresher, sights and sounds soothing to the soul.
How to get to Pulau Ubin?
Step 1: Go to Changi Point Ferry Terminal
Changi Point Ferry Terminal is at Changi Village on Google maps Address: 51 Lorong Bekukong S(499172) Buses: 2, 9, 19, 29, 89, 109
Step 2: Take a bumboat to Pulau Ubin
Cost of the bumboat: $3/person. Maximum 12 passengers. Additional $2 per bicycle. Help the bumboat uncle, prepare exact change please. More details here.
Step 3: Join the fun at Pulau Ubin! Here's more about what you can do on Pulau Ubin any day.
Here's a slideshow of how to get to Pulau Ubin
Some travel tips
- Expect long queues for the bumboats on 10 May (Sat) Vesak Day and 14 May (Sun), and 24-26 Jun, a long weekend.
- Prepare for travel delays after 8am at Changi to Ubin; and after noon at Ubin to Changi.
- Parking may also be very limited at Changi after 8am. Carpool or take public transport.
- Even on normal weekends, the queue for the bumboat can be quite long after 10am at Changi to Ubin and near sunset at Ubin to return to Changi.
Bumboats for Pesta Ubin night activities
If you are taking part in one of the night activities, arrangements have been made for a bumboat (or two) to be available for your travel back to the mainland. They will charge about $60 per boat instead of $36 per boat. With only one or two bumboats, it may take a while to transport a large group back to the mainland. Thank you for your patience!
How to get around on Pulau Ubin?
You can walk, cycle or take the Ubin 'taxi'. Here's a slideshow about getting around on Pulau Ubin.