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How to get to and get around on Pulau Ubin

Where is Ubin? Pulau Ubin is off Changi Point, accessible via Changi jetty (public bumboats) and Marina Country Club (guests of Ubin Lagoon Resort).

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. This map is from the NParks website:


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.

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. As well as passenger cars for 4-6 persons. During the weekends, plenty of drivers 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.

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.

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