Spot Wildlife at Chek Jawa Wetlands
In addition to enjoying a stroll at the 1.1-kilometre-long boardwalk here, you can also soak in views of the flourishing flora and fauna here.
Visit the Historic House No. 1
While it was the retreat of Langdon Williams, the then Chief Surveyor of Singapore, this building serves as a Visitor Centre today. The jetty here offers picturesque views of the Pulau Sekudu.
Climb Jejawi Tower for a Bird’s-Eye View
Furthermore, you can also enjoy views of the Chek Jawa Wetlands as well as the tranquil Johor River from the top. And if you are lucky enough, you can even spot some exotic species of birds from the tower.
Climb Puaka Hill
Complete with rocky and steep trails, the climb to the top of the hill takes around 15 to 20 minutes. However, upon reaching the top, you can soak in some of the most beautiful vistas of the Ubin Quarry and surrounding natural landscapes.
Stretching over 1.5 kilometres towards the southern part of Pulau Ubin, the Sensory Trail is filled with spice and vegetable gardens, with native produce like basic, ginger, curry leaves, turmeric and other spices filling up the region.
Go Off-Road Biking at Ketam
Off-road biking is a popular sport among tourists and locals who visit Pulau Ubin, and is complete with steep climbs, sharp turns and corners as well as open spaces.
Kayak Through the Mangroves
These tours also let you soak in views of the surrounding villages, in addition to offering you the chance to catch sights of the abundant wildlife in the area, such as kingfishers and jellyfish, or even otters.
One of the biggest attractions here is the rare Dwarf Crow butterfly, which was previously thought to be extinct, but was rediscovered in the island in the year 2002.
Have A Drink at Ah Ma’s Drink
It is named after Ah Ma, a lady in her 80s, who only comes down to the shop during the weekends and sells cold drinks, coconuts and water.
From the sandy beaches to the jetty or even near the bridges in the mangrove areas, you can enjoy fishing in different parts of the island.
Camping is one of the most exciting activities to do in Pulau Ubin. The island offers several camping sites and spots to visitors, such as the Butterfly Hill, Jelutong Campsite as well as the Endut Senin Campsite, among others.
All you have to do is carry the essentials, sufficient food and water and other necessities as you spend the night under the starry night sky, amidst verdant nature. The sounds of the animals, chirping of birds and insects only add to the entire unique experience.
-Spend the night under the stars at one of the designated camping spots
-Enjoy the serenity and tranquillity of nature, with only the sounds of the water and wildlife keeping you company
Eat at Cheong Lian Yuen
Lovers of Chinese food and seafood must definitely pay a visit (or two) to the famous Cheong Lian Yuen restaurant on their visit to Pulau Ubin. Known to offer some of the best Chinese dishes in all of Singapore, this restaurant is great for those traveling solo or in groups.
All of the food here is prepared fresh, using the best ingredients. Some of the famous dishes here include the black pepper mud crab, stir fried kai lan, mussels, pig’s trotters with fried bee hoon and others.
-Known for some of the best and freshest seafood in the island
-Great for casual dining and group gatherings
Have A Coffee at Sin Lam Huat
Whether it is the fried sotong or the spicy black pepper crab, every dish in this restaurant is made fresh, using local produce and ingredients. Some of the notable dishes here include the cranberry cream cheese bread, pane chicken, fried rice and sambal kang kong.
You can either bring your own bike for your stay or rent one for an entire day for as low as $7 to $10. Enjoy visits to the mangrove and coastal boardwalks or head to the Chek Jawa wetlands on your bike. You can also pass the Petai Quarry Viewpoint as you cycle your way to the Ubin Orchard and Sensory Trail, along with other attractions.
-Enjoy a visit to the main sightseeing attractions on a bicycle
Visit Teck Seng’s Place
After the family resettled in Singapore, the house was conserved and refurbished as one of the few original Chinese kampong houses in the region. As of today, it serves as a museum, which showcases the life of Pulau Ubin during the 1970s.