Pulau Ubin

Travel Guide
Pulau Ubin showing shopping, street scenes and signage

Transport yourself to simpler times on this scenic rural island and enjoy its natural beauty, just minutes from downtown Singapore.

Between Singapore’s main island and Malaysia lies on one of the only parts of the country almost free from urban development. Taking its name from the granite tiles it produced during the 1960s, the island of Pulau Ubin has a population of only a few hundred residents. The quarry that once provided the islands livelihood has been returned to nature, and today Pulau Ubin is known for its untouched natural beauty. Visitors to the island can experience one of the last kampong (traditional villages) in Singapore, follow a boardwalk through a mangrove forest or see native wildlife at Chek Jawa.

Rent a bike as you leave the ferry. It's the most fun and popular way to see the island. There are some taxis on the island and while it is possible to traverse the island on foot you will have more opportunity to spend time at the island’s attractions on a bike. Ride through the tiny village on the island. Meet the locals, dine on traditional cuisine or relax with a drink in the peaceful township.

Make your way to Chek Jawa, the most popular destination on the island, to see the natural beauty of the wetlands. Five thousand years ago this area was a coral reef and today it is one of the most pristine locations in Singapore. Look for sea hares, cuttlefish and octopus as you relax on the secluded beaches. Follow boardwalks through mangrove forests and be alert for birdlife and local pigs. Climb the observation towers along the way for views across the island and to the city of Singapore in the distance.

Pulau Ubin is located a short boat ride from Changi Beach on the east side of Singapore Island. These "bumboats" operate during daylight hours. Just turn up at the ferry terminal; the boat leaves whenever there are ten or so visitors ready to go, which is usually only a short wait. There is some accommodation on the island for visitors wanting to spend the night, and camping is popular.

Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy (SG Clean)
Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy (SG Clean)
4 out of 5
50 East Coast Road, Roxy Square, Singapore
Fully refundable
The price is £79 per night from 8 Feb to 9 Feb
Located in East Coast, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Roxy Square and East Coast Park. Singapore National Stadium and Bedok Mall are also ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (954 reviews)
"Was good"

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2022

Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy (SG Clean)
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
190 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore
The price is £218 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb
Located in Orchard, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Orchard Road and Singapore Botanic Gardens. Merlion and Singapore Flyer are also within 3 mi (5 ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (985 reviews)
"The facilities were fantastic. Services was tip top, the staff help to bring food that we ordered to our room. Rooms was big for family of 4."

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2022

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore (SG Clean)
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa (SG Clean)
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa (SG Clean)
5 out of 5
2 Bukit Manis Road Sentosa Island, Singapore
The price is £183 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan
This family-friendly Singapore resort is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Palawan Beach and Siloso Beach. Universal Studios Singapore ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (979 reviews)
"Parking could be nearer to the hotel. Had to walk quite a bit to the car park."

Reviewed on 27 Dec 2021

Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa (SG Clean)
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Ascott Raffles Place Singapore (SG Clean)
Ascott Raffles Place Singapore (SG Clean)
4.5 out of 5
No 2 Finlayson Green, Singapore
The price is £153 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan
Located in Singapore Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Shenton Way and Raffles Place. Marina Bay Sands Skypark and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (297 reviews)
"Excellent value and size of rooms, full set of amenities (kitchen, laundry), great for friends and groups. Not so recommended for kids if playground is needed, but proximity to the bay area is excellent for cycling and trekking activities. Close to 7-Eleven. Weekend F&B at Raffles Green is mostly ..."

Reviewed on 2 Apr 2021

Ascott Raffles Place Singapore (SG Clean)
Ascott Orchard Singapore (SG Clean)
Ascott Orchard Singapore (SG Clean)
4.5 out of 5
11 Cairnhill Road, Singapore
The price is £191 per night from 3 Feb to 4 Feb
This family-friendly Singapore aparthotel is located in the shopping district, within 1 mi (2 km) of The Heeren and Orchard Road. Robertson Quay and Raffles ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (264 reviews)
3d2n stay at Ascott Orchard
"Room was perfect, bathroom was spacious and clean. check was fuss free and quick. Housekeeper provided us with sufficient waters and cleaning supplies as we chose not to clean up for our room. Swimming pool only have 4 people and we get to have a lot of room to swin around. Terrific staycation!"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2021

Ascott Orchard Singapore (SG Clean)
Orchard Grand Court
Orchard Grand Court
4 out of 5
131 Killiney Road, Singapore
Located in River Valley, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Robertson Quay and Orchard Road. Clarke Quay Central and Raffles City are also within 2 miles ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (308 reviews)
"It was a very pleasant experience. Important keypoints I liked are location, cleanliness, staff, room itself. Will book here again."

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2022

Orchard Grand Court
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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