Pulau Ubin Series – ‘The Instagram Snapper’


Shu Ting Chong

- December 14, 2020

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The Instagram Snapper – yes, it’s me and you. Fill your photo gallery with a variety of photos

from nature to wildlife. If your Instagram feed can only fit in one post from Pulau Ubin,

make it a shot taken from Puaka Hill (at sunset!). 


1) Explore Different Ecosystems at Chek Jawa

Situated in the south-eastern part of Pulau Ubin, stroll along the 1 km boardwalk, pick either of the 2 trails (Coastal Loop and Mangrove Loop) and immerse yourself in one of Singapore’s richest ecosystems.


#WalkalongTip: Nature enthusiasts, opt for the Mangrove Loop to get close and personal with the wildlife!

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Spot the mudskipper!

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Do refer to the 2021 Tide Table before heading there to make the most out of your trip.

Distance from Ubin Jetty: 3.6 km

Telephone Number: 6542 4108 

#WalkalongTip:  Learn all about Chek Jawa with our certified tour guide here!


2) Take Instagram-worthy Shots at Quarries

Fishing and swimming are not allowed!


Pekan Quarry

A must-visit place for bird lovers, whip out your binoculars to spot resident herons and a variety of bird species at this quarry. 


Distance from Ubin Jetty: 600 m


Balai Quarry

Snap some photos at one of the most picturesque spots in Pulau Ubin that used to be a former granite quarry located on the East side of the island.


Distance from Ubin Jetty: 2.5 km


Ketam Quarry

Make your way up to the Ketam Quarry viewpoint to reward yourself with a magnificent view and take in some fresh air after sweating it out at the Ketam Mountain Bike Park.


Distance from Ubin Jetty: 2.9 km


3) Hike The Puaka Hill

Lather a generous amount of mosquito repellent and embark on a hike up the 74m high Puaka Hill to get a bird’s eye view of Pulau Ubin. If 74 m is too strenuous, don’t worry as there is a lower viewpoint (5-minute climb) that too serves a breathtaking view of the quarry!

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Distance from Ubin Jetty: 1.8 km

#WalkalongTip:  This is the perfect spot to catch the sunset on the island!


4) Experience The Kampong Life at Teck Seng’s Place

Beautifully painted in blue and yellow on the exterior topped with traditional Chinese lanterns, immerse yourself in a nostalgic kampong experience upon entering Teck Seng’s Place. 


Location: 363B Jalan Ubin

Distance from Ubin Jetty: 650 m

Operating Hours: 10am-2pm, every 2nd and 4th weekend of the month and public holidays


5) Get A Bird’s Eye View of The Tree Canopy at the Jejawi Tower

Spanning across 7 stories (20m) high, have a change of scenery while exploring Chek Jawa by making your way up the Jejawi Tower for a majestic view of the coastline and tree canopy.

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Location: Along Mangrove Boardwalk

Distance from Ubin Jetty: 3.5 km


6) Transport Back to The 1930s in House No. 1

A Tudor-style house built in the 1930s by the British, what is unique about this place is the honeycomb-shaped tiles, black timber frames and a working fireplace. Head down to Pulau Ubin to see it for yourself and be sure to snap more pictures!


Location: House No. 1, Pulau Ubin, Singapore (Entrance of Chek Jawa)

Distance from Ubin Jetty: 3.5 km


7) Snap A Picture With ‘Y U So Like That!’ Drinks Stall Mural

Zhng your Instagram feed with this quirky mural on your way to the Ketam Mountain Bike Park before getting a drink from the friendly store owner to freshen yourself up.


Location: 79-209 Jalan Endut Senin

Distance from Ubin Jetty: 2 km


This island is covered with scenic spots, but do put away your phone once in a while to fully be one with the nature.


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