Pulau Ubin is in essence, the last ‘kampong’ (village) in Singapore. A stroll through Ubin takes you back to Singapore in the 1960’s with the simpler pleasures of life. The slow lane starts as soon as you join the queue for the bumboat at Changi. As you arrive, all cares are left behind.
Pulau Ubin is a small island (10.19 km²) situated in the north east of Singapore, to the west of Pulau Tekong. Granite quarrying supported a few thousand settlers on Pulau Ubin in the 1960s, but only about a hundred villagers live there today. It is one of the last rural areas to be found in Singapore, with an abundance of natural flora and fauna.
Pulau Ubin is a great day trip spent walking or pedaling through rustic roads under swaying coconut palms, exploring shady trails in overgrown rubber plantations, checking out secluded beaches and flourishing mangroves.
Previously a virtual unknown, Chek Jawa came into national prominence and focus only since the early 2000s when the area’s rich biodiversity was discovered almost by chance during a nature outing at low tide. In 2007, the boardwalk at Chek Jawa was launched. Facilities include a visitor centre at House No. 1 with a viewing jetty, a 1.1km boardwalk (Mangrove and Coastal Loops), and the 20m Jejawi Tower with a panoramic view of the surroundings.
Therefore, Nature enthusiasts and anyone who loves the great outdoors should visit this amazing location!