Pulau Ubin Island, Singapore

Posted: October 31, 2013 in P└aÇëš
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25 October 2013.

Beach view at Celestial Ubin Resort, Pulau Ubin

Beach view at Celestial Ubin Resort, Pulau Ubin

Pulau Ubin is a tiny island located northeast of Singapore. This is a part of Singapore that’s less developed with a more provincial, hippy feel. I love the island’s homey atmosphere. It has become a common destination for biking, nature walks, camping, and bird watching.

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baby sis and mom

With my mom in town, I was looking for new places to visit and thought Pulau Ubin would be a perfect destination for a day’s getaway and a pre-birthday celebration for me.

Our journey started from Tanah Merah MRT. We reached there at 2pm, where we then took a cab to Changi Ferry Terminal. A 10-minute cab ride for $10. You can also take bus #2 which takes you to the ferry terminal itself, located at Changi Village Road.

bumboat to Pulau Ubin

bumboat to Pulau Ubin

Bumboat fare to the island costs $2.50 per head. The boat needs 12 passengers; if you don’t want to wait, you can pay for the empty seats.

First steps on the island

First steps on the island

After 10 minutes on the boat, we finally arrived at Pulau Ubin.

good deal from deals.com.sg

good deal from deal.com.sg

We got a  deal for the four of us -my baby sis, girlfriend and mom. Celestial Ubin Resort offered it for $8.90 at Deal.com.sg. I must say, it’s a pretty good deal. When we got there, the package was offered at $10 so I was glad to know we’ve saved. If we had started earlier, we would’ve had more time for biking.

Kayaking with april, who considers it conquering her fears. lol.

Kayaking with April, who considers it conquering her fears. LOL.

We first started kayaking at around 2.30pm. The sun was still striking hot but we didn’t delay any further because the tide was getting low soon, according to the assistant. It was good but we chose to stop in less than an hour for the fear of tanning too much. Haha.

Celestial Ubin Fish Spa

Celestial Ubin Fish Spa

After that, we went to the fish spa. The best thing was we had the entire place for the four of us. Going there on weekdays is a good idea.

Mom's enjoying it so much. (I managed to keep my feet down for a second just for the pic! ;p)

Mom’s enjoying it so much. (I managed to keep my feet down for a second just for the pic! ;p)

This was my first time and i didn’t like the feeling! I wanted to soak my feet for a longer time but for someone who wears her socks almost 24 hours a day, i couldn’t resist the tingling feeling – especially when a bigger fish takes a bite, it hurt! Okay, not that  much but it’s quite creepy. LOL.

We enjoyed a good 2 hours in the fish spa – and i think the staff wouldn’t have stopped us if we went beyond 2 hours. 🙂

Loving the rough roads of Pulau Ubin. Reminds me of my childhood.

Loving the rough roads of Pulau Ubin. Reminds me of my childhood.

It was 5pm and we wanted to bike and explore the island more but it was getting a little late and boats go back to the city until 7pm. Not to mention the time we needed to spend to fill the boat. Bike rental shops also close pretty early! Pretty dissapointing but it only made me want to go back some other day and start early! Definitely will.

baby sis trying a "candid" moment ;p

baby sis trying a “candid” moment ;p

We had nothing left to do so we just lazed around the beach of Celestial Ubin with some snacks. An overnight stay would be perfect next time.

baby sis taking a pose

baby sis taking a pose

Overall, the experience was great and the staff was friendly. This island is a great place for a quick break from the busy city life of Singapore. What i loved the most was that the island gave me a very homey feeling – felt like i was in my hometown in Cebu a few years back. I’m definitely coming back to bike and explore the island more.

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