Have your kids been to Ubin? Not mine!

And off we went…! Pulau Ubin is one of the last remaining Island that features kampung lifestyle. Sadly, most if not all of the villages had been relocated. In its present day, the sleepy little island is still popular for cycling, hiking and school activities.

Changi Point ferry Terminal. The gateway to Ubin

Changi Point ferry Terminal. The gateway to Ubin

The bumboat cost SGD$2.50 per pax and take a total 12.

The bumboat cost SGD$2.50 per pax and take a total 12.

Kids first bumboat ride!

Kids first bumboat ride!

The sea was calm and it took us about 10 minutes to get to the island.

A different view today!

A different view today!

The town center still had that rustic feel. Beside a few seafood restaurant, the town was full of bicycle rental shops.

The town center still has that rustic feel. Beside a few seafood restaurant, the town was full of bicycle rental shops.

The opera stage was a prominent landmark. Other than a few old van that ferries visitors around the island, motor vehicles are prohibited on the island.

The opera stage was a prominent landmark. Other than a few old van that ferries visitors around the island, motor vehicles are prohibited on the island.

Although a lot smaller than Singapore, it is still practical to rent a bicycle to tour around Pulau Ubin. I took the kids for a short walk to a nearby lily pond.

Lots of fruits tree along the way to the pond.

Lots of fruits tree along the way to the pond.

From the outdoor assembly area, we took the Northeast track towards the pond. This was like a walk along a fruit trails. There were rambutans, banana and papaya along the way.

After a 5 minutes walk, you will see a house on the left and the lily pond is just on the right side of the track. Insect repellent is a must before you venture into the trails. I am not sure if this is a man made pond but it sure feels like stepping back into childhood.

Simple joy! Stone throwing!

Simple joy! Stone throwing!

Could be a first for them! Tadpoles!

Could be a first for them! Tadpoles!

Without their Lego, toy cars and Barbie dolls, the kids looked for alternative “toys” in nature. Small rocks became ammunition for target practice. Watching tadpoles swimming in a puddle was just simple pure enjoyment. On our way back, the kids found a coconut husk….and we dribbled all the way to town.

Its a coconut BALL!

Its a coconut BALL!

Lets Dribble it home!

Lets Dribble it home!

Unfortunately, all the durians had already sold out. We had to settle for some chilled coconut. For devotees, there are a couple of temples on the island. You can also consider a seafood dinner before heading back to the main island!

Not ripe yet!

Not ripe yet!

One of the many Chinese temple on the island

One of the many Chinese temple on the island

There are a few seafood restaurants. Not sure which is highly rated.

There are a few seafood restaurant. Not sure which is highly rated.

Catching a boat back to mainland

Catching a boat back to mainland

More info on.
1. View Nparks page. With maps and brochure.

2. View Wild Singapore Page

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