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Pulau UbinSingapore

This modestly-sized island is one of the last rural areas in Singapore, yet it’s just a stone's throw from downtown.

Only around 100 people live on Pulau Ubin. Located between Singapore's main island and Malaysia, this is a very rare example of the area as it all once looked. Take a day trip over here to explore the flora and fauna, and relish in the tranquillity. Pulau Ubin translates as 'Granite Island', a nod to its past as a hotbed of quarries. Stone from Pulau Ubin was made into floor tiles known as Jubin, although the industry has long ceased. The old quarries now add to the island's charm.

On alighting the ferry, rent a bike. This is a fast and cheap way to get around, and will ensure that you make the most of your visit. Ketam Mountain Bike Park – one of Singapore's premier trails – takes you through 8 kilometres of incredibly varied terrain. Follow the boardwalks through the mangrove swamps, race through open meadows, glance down into the huge chasms made by the granite miners or climb the observation tower for immense views of the main island.

Conservation is a vital part of Pulau Ubin today. Call in at the Hornbill Conservation Project to get a glimpse of these endangered birds. Head to Chek Jawa – 100 hectares of wetlands on the south-eastern tip of the island – to spot sea and bird life. Look out for fiddler crabs, cuttlefish, monitor lizards, sea anemones and sponges. The visitor centre here is a 1930s Tudor-style building – a strange but beautiful sight.

Pulau Ubin's other big attraction is its inhabitants. Friendly locals are often happy for you to watch them fishing or running their small farms. Other locals offer up accommodation for those who want to stay the night. The cuisine on Pulau Ubin is fresh, tasty and not to be missed.

Pulau Ubin is just a short boat ride from Changi Beach, east Singapore. Boats run throughout the day, and there's no need to make a reservation.

Top hotels in Pulau Ubin

Orchard Hotel Singapore
Orchard Hotel Singapore
4.5 out of 5
442 Orchard Road, Singapore
The price is SG$179 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Orchard, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Orchard Road and Royal Thai Embassy. ION Orchard and Lucky Plaza are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (988 reviews)

"it was good service and customers service is very fast"…"

Reviewed on 9 Jan,2021

Orchard Hotel Singapore
Village Hotel Bugis by Far East Hospitality
Village Hotel Bugis by Far East Hospitality
4 out of 5
390 Victoria Street, Singapore
The price is SG$155 per night from 16 Feb to 17 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Kampong Glam, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Raffles City, National Museum of Singapore and Singapore Flyer. Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay ...

3.8/5Good! (990 reviews)

"location is good. friendly staff and helpful too. helpful chamber maid. food wise just ok, can improve. nasi lemak not lemak enough tho'. sambal very diluted. the 2 pieces bread given would be nice if they are toasted. kuay teow quite blant too. overall food wise just ok nothing special or sedap. ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Dec,2020

Village Hotel Bugis by Far East Hospitality
Hotel Boss
Hotel Boss
3.5 out of 5
500 Jalan Sultan Road, Singapore
The price is SG$118 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Kampong Glam, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sultan Mosque, Mustafa Centre and Haji Lane. Bugis Street Shopping District and Golden Mile ...

3.8/5Good! (1,873 reviews)

"I couldn't get a room next to my family, I only get the same level but a further doors apart."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jan,2021

Hotel Boss
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Pulau Ubin

Orchard Point Serviced Apartments
Orchard Point Serviced Apartments
3.5 out of 5
160 Orchard Road #06-01, OG Orchard Point, Singapore

This family-friendly Singapore aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of ION Orchard, National Museum of Singapore and Raffles ...

4.1/5Very Good! (108 reviews)
Good place to stay.

"We stayed for 9 nights. Good place. Great Location. Very close to the MRT which we love. Easy to get around. No car or taxi required."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar,2020

Orchard Point Serviced Apartments
Capri by Fraser, Changi City Singapore
Capri by Fraser, Changi City Singapore
4 out of 5
3 Changi Business Park Central 1, Singapore
The price is SG$175 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Changi Business Park and Singapore Expo. East Coast Park is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) away. Expo ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,917 reviews)
i miss the room

"It was amazing until I had to extend 2 more days"…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct,2020

Capri by Fraser, Changi City Singapore
Suasana All Suites Hotel
Suasana All Suites Hotel
3.5 out of 5
82C Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru
The price is SG$59 per night from 17 Feb to 18 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Central District, this aparthotel is steps away from Persada Convention Center and Komtar JBCC. Johor Bahru City Square and KSL City Mall are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (314 reviews)
Best apthotel in JB

"Excellent room. Very clean. Nice view. Recommended."…"

Reviewed on 17 Sep,2020

Suasana All Suites Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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