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

Jan 10, 2017

When: June 1 and 8, 8-11am (assemble at 7.40am)
Cost: S$15 per person, with proceeds going to the Vertebrate Study Group, Nature Society (Singapore)
Info: No registration required. Maximum 40 participants (meeting point at assembly area opposite the HSBC Volunteer Hub, about six minutes’ walk from Ubin Jetty)

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Family nature camp with Cicada Tree Eco-Place

Experienced nature guides from Cicada Tree Eco-Place will lead at least three guided nature walks along Ubin kampung trails. Families also get to spend a night in tents at a campsite at the rustic Ubin Living Lab (above).

When: June 3, 9.30am – June 4, noon
Cost: To be confirmed
Info: Go to pestaubin2016.blogspot.sg for updates (meeting point at Ubin Jetty)

Boat tour of Ubin Mangroves with Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative

In these 1.5 hour tours, learn about unique mangrove plants and animals from volunteers with R.U.M., a ground-up community effort to restore mangroves at Pulau Ubin.

When: June 4, 9am, 11am and 1pm
Cost: Free
Info: No registration required (meeting point at assembly area opposite the HSBC Volunteer Hub)

Balik Chek Jawa

Volunteer guides will be stationed along the boardwalk (above) at Chek Jawa to point out the thriving wildlife at the wetlands, which were saved from reclamation in 2001.

When: June 5, 9am-noon
Cost: Free
Info: No registration required (meeting point at Chek Jawa information kiosk)

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Mangrove kayaking expedition with Adventures by Asian Detours

Join experienced kayak guides as they lead you on a short open sea jaunt before entering the serene mangroves of Ubin.

When: June 5, 9.30am to before 2pm
Cost: S$35 per adult, S$30 per child
Info: Register at pestaubin2016.blogspot.sg (meeting point next to Ubin Jetty, at the beach behind the bicycle shops)

Kayaking at Ubin Quarry