addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

Day Trip to Pulau Ubin

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.

Though the island attracted attention for development and planning only in recent years, Singaporean visitors have been visiting Pulau Ubin for summer camps and outdoor activities for many years.

With growing attention and interest in nature, the flow of visitors to Pulau Ubin has increased over the years.

One of the current popular tourist attractions on the island is Chek Jawa. A previous coral reef 5,000 years ago, Chek Jawa can be said to be virtually unspoilt, with a variety of marine wildlife comparable to other islands, such as sea hares, sea squirts, octopuses, starfishes, sand dollars, fishes, sponges, cuttle fishes and nudi branches.

Visitors may travel to Pulau Ubin from the main island of Singapore via a 10-minute bumboat ride from the Changi Village jetty. In 2008 the one way ticket price was increased from S$2.00 to S$2.50 per passenger. Every bumboat can carry 12 passengers and the captain will wait till his boat has reached the maximum capacity. People who do not want to wait can pay S$30.00 for the whole bumboat and leave without waiting.

The rental price for bicycles range anywhere from S$2.00 to S$20.00 (for the entire day) depending on the condition of the bike, number of gears etc.

Pulau Ubin is a time tunnel into the 1960s, when electricity is from stand-alone diesel-operated generators and drinking water is drawn from wells. This is a scene familiar to the post-WWII baby boomers. Those born after them get to observe life during the kampung era of their parents and grandparents.

Pulau Ubin is home to one of Singapore's best mountain bike trails, Ketam Mountain Bike Park which was built in 2007.[8] The trail is approximately 8 kilometers long and features a wide range of terrain ranging from open meadows to thick jungle. There are numerous steep but short climbs and descents. The trail is well-marked with signs indicating the difficulty level of each section.

The vast majority of the mountain bikers that ride this trail bring their own bike, although the rental bikes on the island can also be used.

We will arrange 1 day of activity in this beautiful island. Starting at around 8:45 am and finish in the evening.

Join or login to comment.

  • aSh

    It was great fun.
    Thank you Owen for organizing. ")

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The girls also would like to thank you for arranging the trip. Finally got to see different side of Singapore.

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The trip totally awesome. I even got battle scars to take home :-)

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • Foo Mei T.

    Thank you, Owen for organizing.. had a great time.. great to meet lots of new friends.. :)

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • Joyce

    Thanks Owen for organizing, it was great fun!

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Owen

    Thank you all for coming for this event. This gives me a chance to visit this beautiful island again and had a lot of fun, intensive exercise with great companies. Hope you all have a good rest and painless legs this weekend :).

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a unforgettable day :)

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Gabriel C.

    It was fun, thanks Owen for organizing.

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A lot of fun. Thanks for organizing the event!

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Owen for organisding. I was great fun.

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Foo Mei T.

    Ivy, we are now at hawker centre..

    March 23, 2013

    • Ivy

      Okay i will be there in 10 mins

      March 23, 2013

    • Foo Mei T.

      Fyi, we will gather near the toilet at 10.10am...

      March 23, 2013

  • Ivy

    Hi Owen, whereabout in Tampines MRT is the meeting point? Can I have your mobile number?

    March 23, 2013

    • Ivy

      Okay

      March 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Wait at the bus stop. We should be reaching

      March 23, 2013

  • Justin T

    Hey Owen, I'm sorry to back out as I've gotta work tomorrow. You guys have fun and I'll pray that it doesn't rain too

    March 22, 2013

  • Muhammad

    Hello. Something last minute popped up for me tomorrow. Won't be able to join you all. Have fun everyone :)

    March 22, 2013

    • Owen

      Sorry to hear that.

      March 22, 2013

  • Joyce

    Yay! Excited and happy to see you all on sat! :)

    March 20, 2013

    • Owen

      See you this Saturday :)

      March 20, 2013

  • claire c

    sorry forgot to txf money today. possible to txf tom?

    March 19, 2013

  • Joyce

    Hi Owen, sorry I haven't made payment. But I would love to go! Is it too late to transfer tonight??

    March 19, 2013

    • Owen

      Not yet received

      March 20, 2013

    • Owen

      Received. Thanks, Joyce! See you this Saturday

      March 20, 2013

  • John D.

    Hey owen, how late can we decide to register? As we know funds transfer can be done in seconds...

    March 20, 2013

    • Owen

      If you do it today, I can still process it :). After today, I probably need to work on other things :)

      March 20, 2013

  • Owen

    Hello all, below are the list of payment I received up to this point. 19 Mar 2013 ATR Jakob (for 2) S$20.00
    19 Mar 2013 ATR William S$10.00
    19 Mar 2013 ITR I-BANK Shu Shu S$10.00
    19 Mar 2013 ITR I-BANK Maize Ash Maize Ash S$10.00
    19 Mar 2013 ITR I-BANK Leon - Movie Leon S$10.00
    19 Mar 2013 CAM [masked],REDHILL MRT Kim Oscar (for 6) S$60.00
    18 Mar 2013 IBG BY :*ICH-IBK Funds Trf PART/REF:[masked] Jan-Meetup Jan S$10.00
    18 Mar 2013 ATR Justin S$10.00
    18 Mar 2013 ATR Muhammad S$10.00
    18 Mar 2013 ITR I-BANK EDGAR KIM Edgar Kim S$10.00
    18 Mar 2013 ITR I-BANK FOO MEI TING Mei Ting S$10.00
    17 Mar 2013 ITR I-BANK lew Lew S$10.00
    17 Mar 2013 CAM [masked],WOODLANDS CC 1 Ivy S$10.00
    08 Mar 2013 ATR Bai Junying S$10.00
    04 Mar 2013 IBG BY :*ICH-IBK Funds Trf PART/REF:[masked] Hwee Yen Hwee Yen S$10.00

    Sharon, Jess, Berlinda, Haeni are confirmed via other channels.

    March 19, 2013

    • John D.

      Wow, this is epic, talking about convenient transfer of funds...

      March 20, 2013

  • Owen

    The rough plan for the event is the following.

    8:45 (Meet at the meeting point)

    9:30 (Breakfast)

    10:10 (Take bumboat to Pulau Ubin)

    10:40 (Reaching Pulau Ubin)

    10:55 (Finish clearing the customs)

    11:00 (Head on the western trial *Highlights: a)Ubin Town b) enjoy scenic view of Pekan Quarry c) Some fruit orchards

    12:30 head back to Ubin Town

    13:00 Lunch and rest

    14:00 Head on northern trail *highlights : a) Farms b) Fruit plantations c) Kampongs d) beaches

    17:00 Reach public jety and hijack some bumboats

    18:00 Reach motherland Singapore

    18:30 Dinner/Home Sweet Home

    Depending on how many people we have, we will divide the group into three teams:

    1) Walk team 2) Slow biking team 3) Fast biking team

    Feel free to join a team of your preference. Look forward to seeing you this coming weekend for one day of healthy, exciting adventure!

    March 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Where's the meeting point again? Sorry, can't seem to find it on details above. If you can show the exact location on Google Map that would be great. Or even the full address so I can search it on map, is fine. Thanks a lot.

      March 19, 2013

    • John D.

      Sounds fun!

      March 20, 2013

  • John D.

    Pulau Ubin? I thought it's a Movie Club? LOL

    1 · March 18, 2013

    • Owen

      Haha, this is the Singapore version of Argo.

      March 18, 2013

    • John D.

      Haha. Watched argo half way only, but I hope u guys have fun.

      March 20, 2013

  • Owen

    Hi all, the RSVP are closed. We have a total of 29 people to join this trip. It will be a bit challenging to coordinate due to the large number of people, but hopefully you will become friendds after one day of exciting activities together. For those of you haven't made the payment until this point, I changed your status to not attending. If there are any mistakes, please let me know and I apologize in advance (my email is [masked]). For the rest of you who decided to join us this Saturday, please check you emails, I will tell you the meeting point and othe details soon.

    3 · March 19, 2013

    • Justin T

      Lets pray for great weather, pls throw out the chillies and onions, but not so much that it becomes a scotching day

      2 · March 19, 2013

    • Owen

      Sent all of you an email. Please check. Let me know if you have any questions. See you this Saturday!

      March 19, 2013

  • LJX

    Owen, I just made the money transfer. Can't wait to see you guys this sat!

    March 19, 2013

    • LJX

      *Do you know how I can amend this? Thanks!

      March 19, 2013

    • Owen

      Haha, I am borrowing you quota to help KIM who needs to bring 5 guests.

      March 19, 2013

  • mallie

    Hi Owen,

    I have transfered $10 on Saturday.Have you receive my payment?

    March 19, 2013

    • Owen

      Thanks. Will check in the evening :)

      March 19, 2013

    • Owen

      Hi Mallie, I didn't find your payment. Can you check my latest comment and identify which one is yours? If there is a mistake, please let me know, but we will definitely include you for this Saturday's trip :)

      March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Owen,

    I have signed up with 2 people. My friend (Ronald) is tranferring the money to your account tonight (i.e. $20). Please let me know if/when you have received the money.

    Looking forward to Saturday. Best regards,

    Jakob

    P.S. I guess you will share where the meeting place is (i.e. address), right? This is my first time to Ubin, so not familiar with the area that well.

    March 19, 2013

    • Owen

      Thanks, Jakob. I received it. See you this Saturday.

      1 · March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi there,
    1. Just confirming, Pulau Ubin is part of Singapore right? Cos I need visa to enter Indonesia.
    2. And is there anything specific we need to bring along? Tee, shorts, shoes, water and camera are a must, I assume.
    3. I am not able to do any fund transfer on my traveler account, is there any other way to do so?

    March 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I've emailed the receipt to you could I please get your contact no just in case I can't find the meeting place? Thanks. See y'all there.

      March 19, 2013

    • Owen

      Thank you, Kim. Money received.

      March 19, 2013

  • aSh

    Hi Owen,
    Just transfered to ur acc. I've dropped u an email on the details.

    March 19, 2013

    • Owen

      Thanks. Will check in the evening :)

      1 · March 19, 2013

  • Owen

    Confirmed people so far: Hwee Yen, Sharon (1)

    March 6, 2013

    • Owen

      Edgar and Muhammad, a total of 12 people confirmed

      March 18, 2013

    • Owen

      Justin and haeni, a total of 14 people

      March 18, 2013

  • Justin T

    Hi there, I've jsut transfered the moola to your account.

    March 18, 2013

    • Owen

      Cool, see you soon!

      March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, had to drop out due to injury.

    March 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      One of my fave cycling spots :(. Do rent a good bike for travelling on the island and most important-- test ride the bike near the rental village. Its no joke if your bike has problems when your on slopes or far away from the jetty point, have fun!

      1 · March 18, 2013

    • Owen

      Thanks, Simon. Hope to see you next time.

      March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Owen. Just now transfered 10dollar to ur account by internet banking. Pls check and then let me know ur contact number.
    Thanks.

    March 18, 2013

    • Owen

      Received with thanks. I will send out more information about the trip on Tuesday. See you soon.

      March 18, 2013

  • Justin T

    Hey Owen, can I have the confirmation details again. Seem to have lost the previous

    March 18, 2013

    • Owen

      Hi Justin, the account for money transfer is in the description above (last paragraph). Deadline is Tuesday at 6 pm.

      March 18, 2013

  • Ivy

    Hi Owen, I will deposit the money to you later. Can I have your email?

    March 17, 2013

    • Owen

      Sure, [masked]

      March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry Having other Commitments.. may be next time

    March 15, 2013

    • Owen

      No worries, see you next time

      March 16, 2013

  • siewly

    sorry promised friends bbq

    1 · March 13, 2013

    • Owen

      No problem, see u in next event

      March 16, 2013

  • LJX

    woah, 8 am? ain't it too early? haha

    February 25, 2013

    • Owen

      No problem :)

      March 11, 2013

    • Owen

      Jan

      March 16, 2013

  • Mahesh K.

    Let me in on these

    March 5, 2013

  • Lew

    Hi can i know the estimate time the event ending? Or can i leave earlier?

    March 3, 2013

    • Owen

      We will leave the island around 5 pm. You can definitely leave earlier if you like :)

      March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Owen, just wanna to confirm this is a cycling or walking event?

    March 2, 2013

    • Owen

      We can try both :).

      1 · March 3, 2013

  • aSh

    Hi Owen, you will be covering the east or west side of Pulau Ubin?

    February 25, 2013

    • Owen

      Will try both, but the east side is more beautiful, so we will definitely go there.

      1 · February 25, 2013

31 went

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy