I always like to get off the beaten path during my travels. It’s fun to see the tourist attractions but I’m interested in the hidden gems as well. Pulau Ubin was just that, a small, quiet island off the coast of Singapore. We hopped in a “junk boat” for $3 and headed off for a day of exploration!
The island is accessible on foot and/or bicycle. As soon as we arrived, we chose to rent bikes (the cheapest ones available) for about $5-10. It was a great way to see the island. Keep in mind these bikes have a lot of wear and tear, so you’ll likely be getting an extra great leg workout. There
The island is ideal for a little fresh air. We spent the whole day biking, hiking and walking. It was a great, muddy workout. The lakes, forest and landscape were all stunning. The island is an indication of Singapore’s past and is shaped like a boomerang. The Chek Jawa Wetlands can be found on the island and they’re one of Singapore’s richest ecosystems.
Challenge yourself to see as much of the island as possible, check out the trails, look out and old buildings. Plus, if you’re looking for a snack there’s a little restaurant by the water. It’s a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the city. We loved it!