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Escape Singapore and embark on an enjoyable bike tour around the beautiful rural island of Pulau Ubin on this guided bike adventure. From Singapore, make your own way to Pulau Ubin on a short and inexpensive (approx. USD $2) bumboat ride. Enjoy the sights of Singapore and of Pulau Ubin from the water on this 10-minute ride. Meet your guide at the National Parks Information Kiosk, located directly across the ferry terminal. Follow your guide into the bike rental shop, where you’ll choose your bike, strap on your safety gear, and receive a detailed orientation. Then, embark on your 4-hour biking adventure!Pulau Ubin, meaning ‘Granite Island,’ is a small rural island that will give you a tranquil escape from Singapore’s busy city streets. Travel back to the 1960s as you visit the island’s kampungs, Singapore’s last remaining villages. Enjoy the refreshingly cool breeze as you bike on a combination of tarmac roads and dirt tracks.Your certified guide will lead you on any one of the many cycling routes available. These routes tend to change daily, though each will surely give you a glimpse of the island’s natural wildlife and local village life.One route may take you to the western part of the island, where you will ride to the Pekan Quarry. Visit the German Girl Shrine and learn about the ‘Mystery Girl of Ubin’ while enjoying magnificent views of the Western Straits of Johor. Another riding route may take you to the eastern part, where you will make stops at places like the fruit plantations of Jalan Ubin and Chek Jawa with its virtually unspoiled sandy beaches and coastal forests, all brimming with native wildlife.Pulau Ubin has plenty of easy and moderate riding routes for both beginners and experts to enjoy. Whichever route your guide chooses for the day, there will be planned stops to give you an opportunity to take photos and have your guide share some local history.
Escape busy Singapore and embark on a guided kayak adventure through Pulau Ubin’s scenic mangroves. Experience the island’s natural wonders as you glide through its waterways surrounded by lush forests, where native wildlife is abundant.Make your own way to Pulau Ubin from Singapore Island on a 10-minute bumboat ride. Enjoy the scenic waterside views of Singapore and Pulau Ubin on this short and inexpensive ride (approx. USD $2). Your experienced guide will be waiting for you in front of the National Parks Information Kiosk at Pulau Ubin to give you an orientation and help you get outfitted in your safety gear. After being trained on how to use the paddles and control the kayaks in the open sea, make your way to the smaller mangrove areas.Paddle in pairs in your eco-friendly kayak and follow your guide to Ubin’s lush mangroves. While kayaking, see and hear various species of birds such as the white-bellied sea eagle, black-capped kingfisher, Oriental-pied hornbill and much more. Other native wildlife you'll see in the area include hermit crabs, jellyfish, otters and even pink dolphins!Your professional kayak guide is passionate about the environment and will teach you about the biological significance of these animals. You will not only have an exciting kayaking adventure but also an enlightening environmental experience.
Pulau Ubin, a granite island located in the northeast of Singapore, offers an abundance of native flora and fauna among its waterways. From rocky shores and wild seas to mangroves and inland creeks, there are plenty of natural wonders to discover by kayak! Meet your guide for an orientation at Ubin Adventures and then suit up with your life vest and climb aboard your double kayak. These sit-on-top boats are easy to navigate and your guide will offer instructional techniques along the way. Your 9-mile (15-km) kayak route starts out from Changi Beach as you paddle into the sea, and then moves into the tidal streams that bisect the north and south parts of Pulau Ubin.Follow your guide past the cape of Chek Jawa, where 250 acres (100 hectares) of wetlands are situated on the island’s southeastern tip. Here, you’ll find several ecosystems—including sea grass lagoon, mangrove, coral rubble and coastal forest—that support a multitude of marine life in its waters. During your journey, paddle past the hunting grounds of dolphin pods and the nesting site of sea eagles. Watch manta rays glide by before exploring inland rivers at high tide. Once you reach the creeks and enter the mangrove trees, your group may chance upon the occasional mangrove tree snake, large monitor lizard and hornbill. Along the way, stop for a lunch break amid the beautifully scenic waterscape. (It is recommended that you bring your own lunch and beverage.) Toward the end of your kayak adventure, your guide will help you spot the nesting areas of the smooth-coated otter and lead you to their favorite play area to watch their antics. Your 6-hour tour ends at 3:30pm at Ubin Adventures, where you can change into dry clothes before making your way back to your hotel.Please click 'View Additional Information' to see the kayaking route map.
Breathe in the fresh scent of nature and enjoy the sights of wildlife and rustic old villages of Pulau Ubin. With the company of playful and passionate guides, you're guaranteed a wild and fun time in the outdoors as you cycle deep into the island. Be greeted by friendly local villagers as your guide tells you about the area's history. Encounter a Malayan water monitor or hornbill, and watch out for hungry boars and mischievous monkeys! The trip's filled with photo stops for you to capture the place's breathtaking natural backdrops, ensuring mementos of a unique Singaporean biking adventure.What to bring: • Get-wet attire: hat/cap, t-shirt, shorts/bermudas • Covered footwear: shoes or closed-toe & heel-strap sandals • Going barefeet, wearing slippers, and other types of open-toed footwear are not allowed • A spare change of clothes • Personal toiletries and towel • Personal medication • A spare pair of glasses for contact lens wearers • Sunscreen • At least 1L of water Insider Tips: • Food is not included in the program so you may want to bring your own lunch or snacks • Alternatively there are local restaurants and eateries on Pulau Ubin within easy walking distance
Kayak in Pulau Ubin during the bewitching hours and be entranced by the serenity and tranquility of the night. The stillness of darkness under the canopy of the mangroves brings out a surreal experience of entering the portals of another realm.Kayaking through the mangroves and see spawning fishes jumping out of the water, mud skippers scuttling on the mud banks and shrimp that shy away from lights and other nocturnal creatures. Navigate the mangrove forest in stable kayaks and to explore the labryinth of abandoned aquatic ponds.Enjoy dinner at a floating restaurant or packed dinner before continuing this twilight adventure meandering through several rivers in an island forgotten by time. Returning to the Kelong (fish farm) and after a quick shower board the speedboat back to Changi Village. The night ends with supper and drinks at the Food Centre or Bistro Pubs at Changi Village.