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Pulau Ubin

Pulau Ubin
Take a bumboat from Changi Point Ferry Terminal, which is near the Changi Village Hawker Centre., Singapore

Getting there:
Take bus 2 from outside Bedok MRT Station (EW5) and alight at Change Village Terrace. Alternatively, take bus 29 from Tampines Bus Interchange and alight at Changi Village Hotel. Walk towards Changi Point Ferry Terminal to board a bumboat ($2.50 per person) towards Pulau Ubin.

Operating Hours:
Bumboat rides operate from sunrise to sunset, ferrying passengers to and from Pulau Ubin.

Shaped like a boomerang, Pulau Ubin (Granite Island) is situated off the north-eastern mainland. The 1020-hectare island was once a cluster of five small ones separated by tidal rivers, but was united due to the building of bunds for prawn farming. Two other islets, Pulau Ketam (Crab Island) and Pulau Sekudu (Frog Island), lie to its south. Largely a series of undulating, granite hills, thousands of early settlers relied on granite mining and agricultural cultivation. Today, the island is home to Singapore's last kampongs. A hundred of Ubin residents still rely on wells for water and noisy diesel generators for electricity. Some villagers depend on traditional farming and fishing for subsistence, while others set up small shops  eateries.

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