Pulau Ubin - The Beautiful Island In Singapore- Trending Vacation Destination
On Pulau Ubin, an island off the northeastern coast of Singapore, nature and past coexist. This serene island sanctuary is a favorite destination for nature enthusiasts and day trippers looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. It is only a 15-minute bumboat journey from Changi Point Ferry Terminal. The granite mines on this 1020-hectare island, formerly known as Pulau Batu Jubin (Granite Stone Island in Malay), once supplied the stone used to build landmarks like the Istana and the Singapore-Johore Causeway.
Best time to visit: Dec-To-Feb
Things to do: Kayak through the Mangroves, Chek Jawa Wetlands, Sensory Trail, Cycling, Go Off-Road Biking at Ketam
HOW TO REACH PULAU UBIN
- Flight - The city from which you depart would determine the length of your flight. The 3,920 mile journey from Mumbai takes roughly five and a half hours. Even though the distance is merely 2920 km, it takes 4 and a half hours to get there from Chennai. Depending on any layovers, it takes between 5 and 6 hours from Bangalore, a garden city. Another frequently travelled route is from Hyderabad to Singapore, and direct flights there will take you less than 5 hours. Similar to Mumbai, it would take five and a half hours to get there from the nation's capital, New Delhi. You can choose from a wide range of airlines as well, such as Singapore Airlines , Air India, and IndiGo. You can reach Clarke Quay faster by a flight!
- Sea - The major island of Singapore is only a 15-minute boat ride away from Pulau Ubin. Get on a bumboat bound for the island at Changi Point Ferry Terminal. Each boat can accommodate a maximum of 12 people and operates everyday from 7 am to 7 pm. The boats don't operate on a fixed schedule and only leave when they are fully loaded.
HOW TO GET AROUND
- Taxi - You can choose to hire a taxi if cycling or walking are both too inconvenient. On the left side of the jetty, there is a taxi stand where you can reserve a taxi for a single journey or for an entire hour. The cabs typically have 10 seats and are minivans.
- Rental - There are bike rental shops close to that jetty where you can easily hire a bike if you'd like to go cycling alone. Instead, we advise taking a guided bike tour so that you won't be concerned about losing your way and can learn more about the island from a beautiful guide.
- On Foot - The island's 10 sq km size makes it manageable to tour on foot. Boars, otters, and other wild creatures can be seen using this technique.