Getting to Pulau Ubin – Take the MRT to Tampines Station (EW2), then take SBS bus 29 to Changi Village bus interchange, followed by a 10-minute boat ride from the Changi Point jetty. Cost of the boat ride is SGD 2 and the service operates from 6.00 am to 11.00 pm.
Map of the island – click here to enlarge
We arrived just in time for lunch and decided to have some seafood. There were just 2 of us, so we ordered rice with steamed crab and prawns with veggies. The meal costed about $30 which is not too bad for crabs and prawns.
Prawns with green veggies…
Steamed crab with roe :)
Located at the eastern tip of Pulau Ubin is a natural beach called Chek Jawa, on which marine life such as the horseshoe crab and sand dollar, a disc-shaped member of the star-fish family, thrive. It also houses sea-grass meadows that habour carpet and peacock anemones, as well as coral rubble that is home to sponges of various hues.
Chek Jawa Visitor Center at House Number 1
You can visit from 8.30am to 6.00pm every day. There is more to see more during a low tide so check the tides before your visit.
Chek Jawa at high tide – sea and boardwalk
Check Jawa at low tide – wealth of sea creatures!
Jejawi Tower is a 7 storey / 21 meter tall observatory tower where a panoramic view of Chek Jawa and surrounding sea can be seen. it can hold up to 20 people at any one time.
Scott and I below the tower…
Nypa Fruticans lining the board walk…
On the way back to the jetty, we also stopped to view Pekan Quarry, where herons sometimes rest among the drowned trees in numbers. We also saw a giant monitor lizard swimming accross the quarry.
To see the rest of our trips to Pulau Ubin, click here.