Things To Do At Pulau Ubin – Things to know about Pulau Ubin 2022

Learn about the best things to do at Pulau Ubin and what to know before going to Pulau Ubin!

What is Pulau Ubin?

Pulau Ubin, shaped like a boomerang, is located just off the north-eastern corner of mainland Singapore. It was once a group of five smaller islets separated by tidal rivers, but it has since been joined by the construction of bunds for prawn farming to form a single 1,020-hectare island. Pulau Ketam (Crab Island) and Pulau Sekudu (Frog Island) are two other islets to its south.

Granite mining employed a few thousand people in the early days. Much of the original vegetation was destroyed to make way for the cultivation of rubber and other crops such as coffee, pineapple, coconut, and jasmine. Today, abandoned granite quarries stand as picturesque relics of Ubin’s history, while forests and grasslands have grown back to hide the ravages of the past.

Visit Chek Jawa Wetlands

Visit Chek Jawa Wetlands at Pulau Ubin to see one of Singapore’s richest ecosystems by walking, cycling or hiring a vehicle.

Visit Chek Jawa Visitor Centre (House No. 1)

Visit Chek Jawa Visitor Centre (Also known as House No. 1) to see Singapore’s only Tudor-style house with a fireplace while also checking out the information panels and interpretive displays that show the history and beauty of Chek Jawa!

Camp At Pulau Ubin

Enjoy one of the best places to camp in Singapore far away from the cars and city life most of us are used to by camping overnight at one of the many Pulau Ubin camp sites!

Kayak In Pulau Ubin

Arguably one of the best things to do is to Kayak in Pulau Ubin. There are many nights places to kaya in Pulau Ubin!

 

Be sure to have enough cash before going to Pulau Ubin

Most of the stores around Pulau Ubin only accept cash so be sure to bring cash along!

Ferry To Pulau Ubin Timing

Pulau Ubin ferry operates from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

How Go Pulau Ubin

Visits to Pulau Ubin begin with a bumboat ride from Changi Point Ferry Terminal (adjacent to Changi Village). Pulau Ubin ferry operates from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The ferry from Changi Village to Pulau Ubin takes about ten minutes and costs $4 per person ($2 more if you bring your bicycle). Bumboats only leave when there are 9 to 12 passengers, so there are no set departure times. Please check with the bumboat operator to confirm the fare.

If you intend to leave Pulau Ubin after 6 p.m, please make prior arrangements with boat operators. If there are no boats available for your return trip at the Pulau Ubin jetty, please contact the NParks hotline at 1800-471 7300 for assistance.

Pulau Ubin Contact Details

Tel: +65 65424108 

Email:  

Form: Pulau Ubin Contact Form

Pulau Ubin Police Contact Details Tel: +65 6375-0000

Visit Chek Jawa Wetlands.

A visit to Pulau Ubin would be incomplete without a stop at Chek Jawa Wetlands, one of Singapore’s richest ecosystems, which opened on July 7, 2007. Chek Jawa Wetlands can be reached by walking, cycling, or hiring a vehicle.

How to get to Chek Jawa Wetlands

Visitors arriving at the Pulau Ubin jetty can hire a van or rent a bicycle from the main village. A walk to Chek Jawa would take about 40 minutes for the more adventurers. (Bicycles and vehicles must be parked in designated areas near Punai Hut for the safety of visitors. Remember to request a bicycle lock when renting a bicycle.) 

To know more about Chek Jawa Wetlands click here to go to NP Parks page for more details

Be sure to visit Chek Jawa Visitor Centre (House No. 1)

Chek Jawa Visitor Centre also known as House No. 1 was built in the 1930s as a vacation home for Singapore’s Chief Surveyor, Landon Williams. It is now known as the Chek Jawa Visitor Centre and is located in eastern Pulau Ubin, near the Chek Jawa Wetlands.

Singapore’s only authentic Tudor-style house with a fireplace is the Chek Jawa Visitor Centre (House No. 1). It is built in an architecturally distinctive post and beam style, with stucco-finished walls and gables framed by black creosote-treated timbers.

The ground level of Chek Jawa Visitor Centre showcase information panels and interpretive displays that depict the history and beauty of the natural heritage in Chek Jawa.

How to get to Chek Jawa Visitor Centre (House No. 1)

If you are starting your trip to Chek Jawa Visitor Centre (House No. 1) from the Main Jetty, walk towards the main village and turn right to the path leading to Belatok Hut. Continue walking towards Murai Hut, once you reached Murai Hut there are two ways to get to Chek Jawa Visitor Centre (Either by walking up to Beberek hut up ahead or turning right to Kelichap hut.)

If you are walking from Kelichap hut, continue walking straight ahead until you see Punai Hut and turn right. You will then reach Chek Jawa Visitor Centre.

To know more about how to get to Chek Jawa Visitor Centre (House No. 1) click here to see our Instagram post of the Pulau Ubin Map

Pulau Ubin Map
Image Credit: NP Parks

What are the Pulau Ubin Camp Sites
There are currently 3 different campsites at Pulau Ubin. 

1. Pulau Ubin Camp Jelutong Campsite
2. Pulau Ubin Camp Mamam Campsite
3. Pulau Ubin Camp Endut Senin Campsite

Where are the Pulau Ubin Camp Sites

Jelutong Campsite is located nearest to the Main Jetty just being a few minutes walk away from the main village. 

Mamam Campsite (currently closed as of writing on 14 March 2022) is located at the top of Pulau Ubin

Endut Senin Campsite is located on the left side of Pulau Ubin near Puaka bridge

How to camp at Pulau Ubin

To camp at Pulau Ubin you will first need to apply for a permit. To apply for a permit to camp, visit the official NP Parks website here. Or go to the direct link to book at the official AXS E-Station website here. Click here to see our full guide on how to apply for a camping permit at Pulau Ubin

Important things to know before applying for the Pulau Ubin camping permit:
1. The applicant applying for the Pulau Ubin camping permit will have to be at least 16 years old
2. The Applicant shall, at the time of application, provide the particulars of all occupants of his/her tent.
3. The Permit is non-transferable, and each Applicant is only allowed one tent under the Permit. A new Permit will only be issued after the expiry of an existing Permit.
4. The Applicant is allowed to camp for four days per month. 
5. You will need to apply for a camping permit at least 2 weeks before the camping date

To know more about the important things to know before applying for a Pulau Ubin camping permit be sure to read this page from NP Parks about their terms and conditions

To know more about camping at Pulau Ubin be sure to read this guide by NP Parks.

What To Do At Pulau Ubin: Kayak In Pulau Ubin

One of the best things to do at Pulau Ubin is to Kaya in Pulau Ubin

 

Adventures by Asian Detours Website and Social Media

Adventures by Asian Detours Address

34 Jalan Endut Senin, 508287 

(1 minute walk from the main jetty!)

Adventures by Asian Detours Opening Hours

Monday – Sunday: 9 AM – 6 PM

Adventures by Asian Detours Contact Details

+65 9772 2071

If you’re in the mood to have an adventure, be sure to go for a Kayak in Pulau Ubin (But be sure to keep as safe as possible due to the boats coming from mainland to Pulau Ubin coming every so often!)

Pulau Ubin is known for its beautiful nature, which can be discovered by kayaking around the island! A 4-hour kayak tour with Adventures by Asian Detours will introduce you to the scenic mangroves of Pulau Ubin, led by an Expedition Leader who will explain the natural formations. Don’t worry if you’re new to kayaking; the waters are calm. Equipment and gear are also provided, so come as you are. Other kayaking tours available include Ubin Bisect Kayaking, Round Ketam Kayaking, and Paddle to Pedal (both kayaking and cycling).

To Kayak in Pulau Ubin you will need to a Kayak tour with Adventures by Asian Detours here.

First go to the AXS E-Station website here, read the terms and conditions, select I agree, select Pulau Ubin, select the start date (meaning the date you will start camping) and select the end date (meaning the date you stop camping), ensure that the location you are booking is at Pulau Ubin, Select the area (Endut Senin Campsite) (Mamam Campsite) (Jelutong Campsite 1) (Jelutong Campsite 2)(provided if your campsite is open or closed you will see different screens. If your campsite is closed it will tell you so)

If your campsite at Pulau Ubin is open you will need to fill in your personal details such as your NRIC, Contact number, Name as per NRIC, Email and camping group information and confirm the details.

If you have any issues with booking campsites at Pulau Ubin Camp please contact AXS Pte Ltd at 65602727 (8.30am – 6pm daily) or WhatsApp AXS at 81026213 (6pm – 10pm daily).

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What to do at Pulau Ubin: Visit Chek Jawa Wetlands, Visit Chek Jawa Visitor Centre (House No. 1), Camp At Pulau Ubin and Kayak In Pulau Ubin

 

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