Did you know that Pulau Ubin, also known as Granite Island, is shaped like a boomerang?
A 15-minute bumboat ride is all it takes to be transported back to the 1960s away from mainland Singapore. Spend a day on this island to experience it for yourself! Before you go, here’s what you should do:
Dress in light clothing & shoes you do not mind dirtying as it might get muddy especially when it rains.
Things To Bring:
- Insect repellent
- Water and snacks
- Mobile phone (To navigate around using maps)
- Cash (No ATM on the island!)
#WalkalongTip: Bring a bike phone mount to hold onto your mobile phone!
- Keep to a maximum of 5 pax
- Wear a mask at all times (unless engaging in strenuous activities)
- Camping is not allowed (for now)
- Maintain a social distance of 1 metre
Getting To Pulau Ubin
Step 1: Arrive at Changi Point Ferry Terminal
Located next to the bridge heading towards Changi Beach Park near Changi Village Food Centre, Pulau Ubin is just a 15 minutes bumboat ride away!
Location: 51 Lorong Bekukong, Singapore 499172
Operating Hours: 7am-7pm, Daily
Telephone Number: 6542 7944
Nearest MRT: Tanah Merah MRT Station, take Bus 2 to Changi Bus Interchange followed by a 3-minute walk to Changi Point Ferry Terminal
Nearest Carpark: Open-air carpark beside Changi Point Ferry Terminal
#WalkalongTip: Be sure to not mix up Changi Point Ferry Terminal and Changi Ferry Terminal!
Step 2: Board the Bumboat to Pulau Ubin
The boats are relatively small with a maximum capacity of 9 passengers and as no tickets will be issued, payment of $4 is to be made onboard (prepare cash!). The journey will take 15 minutes and will depart when there is full capacity.
Operating Hours: 6am-7pm, Daily
Cost: $4/pax (one-way), additional $2 if you boarding with your bicycle
#WalkalongTip: Position yourself at the open-air seats (first come, first served) if you’ll be sea-sick!
Travelling Around Pulau Ubin
Here’s a handy map from NParks to navigate around Pulau Ubin!
There are 3 commute options – Taxi, Bicycle and Walk.
Option 1: Taxi
Taxi Service Stand can be found on the left side of the jetty upon arriving at Pulau Ubin. Mini vans offered has a maximum capacity of 10 passengers and can charge up to $35/hr.
#WalkalongTip: A personal Mini Van is included in our Half-Day Luxury Island Exploration at Pulau Ubin package at no additional cost.
Option 2: Bicycle
Probably the most common and cost-efficient way to cover Pulau Ubin, there are 4 bicycle rental stores, located at House 18, 24, 25 and 45C. They are priced at an average of $15 depending on the type and number of hours.
Option 3: Walk
To fully submerge yourself in nature, walking by foot is always an option for unique encounters with the wildlife. Try to spot a Fiddler Crab!
#WalkalongTip: If you only have half a day to spare, fret not! Book your Half-Day Luxury Island Exploration at Pulau Ubin here!
Food In Pulau Ubin
1) Season Live Seafood
Location: 59E Jalan Endut Senin, Singapore 508309
Distance from Ubin Jetty: 240 m
Operating Hours: 8.30am – 5.30pm (6pm on weekends) daily (Closed on Tuesdays & except PH)
Telephone Number: 6542 7627
2) Smith Marine Floating Restaurant
Location: Johor Strait, between Changi Point Ferry Terminal and Pulau Ubin
Distance from Ubin Jetty: 750 m
Operating Hours: 10am – 7pm, Daily (Closed on alternate Mondays)
Telephone Number: 9792 7609
#WalkalongTip: This restaurant is Halal-certified!
3) Cheong Lian Yuen
Location: 20 Jalan Endut Senin, Singapore 508275
Distance from Ubin Jetty: 150 m
Operating Hours: 9am – 6pm, Daily (Closed on Wednesday & Thursday)
Telephone Number: 6542 1147
4) Sin Lam Huat
Location: 40 Jalan Endut Senin, Singapore 508291
Distance from Ubin Jetty: 190 m
Operating Hours: 1.30pm – 5pm, Daily
Telephone Number: 6545 3687
5) Melah Café
Location: 9 Jalan Endut Senin, Singapore 506808
Distance from Ubin Jetty: 2.2 km
Operating Hours: 6.30am – 3pm, Weekends & PH only
#WalkalongTip: This is the only Muslim-owned eatery in Pulau Ubin!
Pick among the four personas that resonate with you the most, read on and find out what you can do on this unassuming island. Let’s go!