10 fun reasons to visit Pulau Ubin – Singapore’s rustic off-shore island – this month

Jan 10, 2017

Here are some other highlights of Pesta Ubin:

Open house at Pulau Ubin fish farms

Meet fish farmers on Pulau Ubin and learn how sea water fish are reared at some of their farms.

When: May 14 – June 12, 10am-5pm
Cost: S$15 per person
Info: To register, leave a private message at the Sea Angel Facebook page with your name, mobile number, number of people in your group and date and time that you want to visit the farm

Treasure Ubin

Find out how well you know Ubin town by taking part in this treasure hunt which features 10 hidden treasure tags in the main village of Ubin. Take a selfie with each tag and upload it onto social media with #TreasureSG, #TreasureUbin and #PestaUbin and stand a chance to win prizes such as books, vouchers and goodie bags.

When: May 14 – June 12
Cost: Free
Info: No registration required. Go to the Treasure SG Facebook page and Instagram (@TreasureSG) to find the clues and start the treasure hunt

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Mad for Musang! with Cicada Tree Eco-Place (for children)

Try to spot a musang (above) or common palm civet as it looks for its dinner. Along the way, they may even spot other shy nocturnal wildlife such as the Buffy Fish-owl. Learn why these animals are important to the ecosystem.

When: May 27, 7.30-10pm
Cost: S$10 per child aged five years and older
Info: Meet at 42 Pulau Ubin, opposite the Wayang Stage, three minutes’ walk from Ubin Jetty

Night macro photography workshop with Nicky Bay

Try your hand at night macro photography with celebrated macro photographer Nicky Bay (his photo above) and capture nocturnal creatures as they emerge from their hideouts to hunt.

When: May 28, 7pm-midnight
Cost: S$120 (includes materials for flash diffuser and chartered boat ride back to Changi Ferry Terminal), payable by bank transfer
Info: To register, e-mail nicky@bay.to with your name, contact number and a description of your macro photography experience (meeting point at Uncle Lim’s shop, 42 Pulau Ubin, opposite the Wayang Stage, three minutes’ walk from Ubin Jetty)

Discover Ubin with Strix Wildlife Consultancy

Join Subaraj Rajathurai from Strix Wildlife Consultancy as he conducts this nature walk and shares fascinating stories about the history and heritage of Pulau Ubin.