ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Off the Beaten Path: Exploring Pulau Ubin, Singapore

Updated on February 2, 2013

Exploring Nature in Singapore

When most people think of Singapore, they think of skyscrapers, huge malls and cold air-conditioning. However, there is another side to Singapore.

Pulau Ubin is an island located on the east of Singapore. It is near the Changi airport and can be reached by boat from Changi Village. If you love nature, or are entirely bored with the pleasures of modern life, Pulau Ubin is a good place to head to.

Here, you can cycle around the island and take a leisurely walk on the new boardwalk to see mangroves. Halfway through the boardwalk, you will see a high tower. If you choose to, you can climb up the steep steps to get a better view of the sea. If energy and your legs permit, I recommend making the climb up.

Besides cycling, people who can't cycle like me can still enjoy the island by walking about. However, be prepared to walk alot. Also, as walking takes more time, you would have to choose one part of the island to explore; either the quarry or the mangrove area. For me, I decided on the mangrove boardwalk and was rewarded with a pleasant sea breeze and a beautiful view of the sea. All in all, I spent about 5 hours on the island.

Before you explore Pulau Ubin, you can have breakfast or brunch at the nearby Changi Village hawker stalls, where you will see a long queue at the famous nasi lemak stall. As there is not much food options on Pulau Ubin itself, stopping here for food first is a good idea!

Tips and Links

As the park brings you close to nature, do remember to be responsible and to dispose of rubbish in a proper manner. Also, do not take away any plants which you see on the island. As you reach the mainland, you will have to go through immigration-like checks to ensure that nothing of importance is brought out.

For details on how to get there and more, refer to and

Have you visited Pulau Ubin?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • lilian_sg profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Singapore

      Really? When I was there it wasn't that bad. Hopefully something is done before it gets worse.....

    • profile image


      9 years ago

      Yup. And disgusted by all the garbage at the beach. Not so nice. Im never going back there.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)