WE ARE A GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS WHO DO REGULAR CLEANUPS ON PULAU UBIN EVERY 4-6 WEEKS.
Since the beginning of 2019, more than 200 volunteers picked up about 3,800 kg of garbage of all kinds, including the usual plastic bottles and aluminium cans, but also big items such as fridges, car batteries, oil buckets and old televisions! It lasts 2 hours and always ends up with food & drinks! ?? Come and join us for the next one.
HOW TO REGISTER:
Hit the RSVP button above to register until thursday, 21st of March.
Public Jetty (right after the "Welcome to Pulau Ubin" sign, near the toilets), Pulau Ubin, Singapore
(GPS: 1.402174, 103.970695)
Please make sure you go to the RIGHT ferry terminal. There are two ferry terminals with almost the same name: Changi Village Ferry Terminal (postcode 499172) and Changi Ferry Terminal (499675). The CORRECT one is Changi Village Ferry Terminal (postcode 499172).
What to bring:
You are responsible to bring your own equipment and tools such as garbage bags, gardening gloves, good shoes, water, mosquito repellent and sunscreen. We will also help by providing some bags and gloves. If you've got trash pickers or BBQ tongs, please bring them along, it can help too.
We are raising funds for equipment and materials for upcoming and future events via the -> Go Get Funding page
Any support would be much appreciated!
It is highly recommended to wear a long sleeved top and pants/trousers, as well as good shoes in order to avoid get bitten by mosquitoes. Avoid flip-flops or any kind of sandals. Children are welcome to attend the cleanup, however adult supervision is required. Please be on time as it will be hard to find the group once the activity starts. The boat at Changi Village Ferry Terminal leaves every time 12 people are ready to go. In order to be on time at the meeting point, it is advised to reach the ferry terminal no later than 1.30pm.
After visiting Pulau Ubin a couple of times for cycling, it didn't take long to realize just how much rubbish is scattered everywhere, even in places you wouldn't expect, like in the tropical rain forest. It is disappointingly rampant. The main culprits include plastic bottles and aluminium cans, but also lots of heavy items which belonged to the houses that were once built on Pulau Ubin. To my dismay, not much has changed in this regard since my initial visit in 2009.
Because of this, I decided to set up a volunteer base for organized rubbish collection events. These events would typically last for 2 to 2.5 hours and takes place on the weekend every 4-6 weeks. Volunteers are asked to bring along their own garbage bags and gloves (we also provide some) and other rubbish collecting utensils (e.g. barbecue tongs). It is also strongly encouraged to use good mosquito repellent, wear long-sleeved top and pants/trousers to avoid getting bitten by the mosquitoes there! Refreshing coconuts, beer and seafood awaits after the afternoon’s hard work too! So we look forward to seeing you there!
About myself: My name is Samuel Gmehlin, I am originally from Switzerland. I moved to Singapore a bit more than 5 years ago and work in the IT industry. My passions are mainly traveling, landscape photography and environment & wildlife protection.