to get to and get around on Pulau Ubin Where
is Ubin? Pulau Ubin is an island off Changi.
You can get there by public
bumboats from Changi Point.
How do I get to Pulau Ubin? Take
a bumboat from Changi Jetty (now called Changi Point Ferry Terminal),
which is near the Changi Village Hawker Centre.
At Changi Point Ferry Terminal, to get to the bumboats, go down the stairs at the Terminal. This Terminal
also serves those going to Penggerang, Johor. So be sure to join the
correct queue for Pulau Ubin.
Cost of the bumboat: $2.50/person (wef 15 Apr 08). Maximum 12 passengers.
Additional $2 per bicycle.
Just join the queue and the boats will leave when they have 12 persons.
If there are less than 12 persons, you might have to wait a little
while until enough people turn up. Or you can pay $30 and go straight
away. Bumboat operators run from sunrise to sunset. You can make special
arrangements with the operators for trips after dark.
Here's a slide show on how to get to Pulau Ubin from Changi.
Getting around on Ubin: Ubin is
ideal for leisurely strolls. There are well-marked roads and trails
to explore. Stop by the NParks Information Kiosk near Ubin jetty for
a free map and information on the latest happenings.
Cycling is another great way to explore
Ubin. Bicycles can also be rented. The friendly bicycle rental people
can tell you more about Ubin and advise you on where and how to go
to various places of interest. There are also guided cycling tours
Also available for hire are 'taxis' comprising panel vans that can take up to 12 persons. Drivers will wait
at Ubin jetty for potential passengers. These can be hired by the
hour as well as for specific destinations. Many of the drivers are
experienced and can bring you to special places or to look for special
things. Rates are negotiated before the journey begins. Van drivers
will give you their name cards so you can call or page them on your
handphones when you are ready to go home, or you can pre-arrange a
pick-up time upon your arrival.
Here's a slideshow on how to get around on Pulau Ubin
How to get to Chek Jawa?
At Ubin Jetty, you can hire a van to take you there. The vans usually
charge $2/person for 12 persons, one-way. The van will drop you off
at Punai Hut and you'll have to walk the rest of the way to the Chek
Jawa Information Kiosk and entrance to the boardwalk. More about Chek Jawa and the boardwalk.
You can also hire a bicycle and cycle to Chek Jawa. Get directions
from the bicycle rental shop or at the Ubin NParks Information Kiosk
opposite Ubin Jetty. Please park your bicycle at Punai Hut and walk
the rest of the way into Chek Jawa.