and vans on Ubin
The demand for
taxis started in the 1990s to cater to the worshippers at the distant
Thai temple in the middle of the island. In the past, old taxis from
the mainland were a common sight on Ubin. Nowadays, modern vans are
more common. Some vans are well outfitted with the latest in music
Only a few vans are driven by residents of Ubin. Many van drivers
were former Ubin resident who now live on the mainland but commute
to the island to provide their service to the quiet tourist trade.
Van drivers are quite knowledgeable about Ubin. They can take you
to interesting places and always have interesting stories to tell
Here's a slideshow on how to get around on Pulau Ubin, including taxis
Taxis usually line up at Ubin Jetty
waiting for passengers.
Taxis drivers wait at the
'Taxi Service' stand next to Ubin Jetty.
This area sometimes doubles up
as a fruit stand!.