Pulau Ubin, also called Ubin Island, is an island situated in the north east of Singapore, to the west of Pulau Tekong. The name Pulau Ubin literally means "Granite Island" in Malay, which explains the many abandoned granite quarries there. Pulau means "island", and Ubin is said to be a Javanese term for "squared stone". To the Malays, the island is also known as Pulau Batu Ubin, or "Granite Stone Island". The rocks on the island were used to make floor tiles in the past and were called Jubin, which was then shortened to Ubin.
Pulau Ubin is one of the last rural areas to be found in Singapore, with an abundance of natural flora and fauna. The island forms part of the Ubin–Khatib Important Bird Area (IBA), identified as such by BirdLife International because it supports significant numbers of visiting and resident birds, some of which are threatened.
At Pulau ubin, visitors will see wooden house villages and wooden jetties, relaxed inhabitants, rich and preserved wildlife, abandoned quarries and plantations, and untouched nature make it the last witness of the old kampong Singapore that existed before modern industrial times and large-scale urban development. The island is unlikely to be urbanised because many foreign tourists visit Ubin and it has become a tourist attraction as the island offers variety activities.
Hiking is a perfect way to explore 1036 hectare island nature beauty and charm, visitors is suggested to bring drinking water, sunscreen, hat, comfortable shoes, mosquito repellent, and rain coat. If the visitor would like to discover about the island, tours are available. To learn about culture and heritage, visitor can join the Kampung Tour
For closer look of the nature, Chek Jawa Wetlands tour is recommended
Visitors also able to cycling by rent a bike there, fishing or camping there.
Chek Jawa Wetlands: 8.30am - 6.00pm
Ubin Living Lab: 9.30am – 4.30 pm
Ubin-HSBC Volunteer Hub: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Kampong Tour: 9.30am - 11.30am (at selected date)
Changi Village Ter - Stop ID 99009: 2 / 29 / 59 / 109
Bef S'pore Aviation Ac - Stop ID 99181: 9 / 19 / 89 / 89e
S'pore Aviation Ac - Stop ID 99189: 9 / 19 / 89 / 89e
From Changi Point Ferry Terminal boats are leaving to Pulau Ubin when there are 10 - 12 people.
The Boat fare to or from Pulau Ubin is $3 per trip.