We then walk on bunds through mangrove forests to spot mudskippers, kingfishers and tree-climbing crabs. Ubin is most likely the best place in the world to hear the incredible song of the globally endangered Straw-headed Bulbul. Our walk continues through lalang grassland where we can pause for a lalang arrow contest, and into a coconut plantation.
If time permits, we will visit the 2-storey kampong house of the late Mr Lim Chye Joo who was the lovely, wise village headman for the Chinese community on Ubin to have a look at his photo gallery. We return to the village centre on the main road, walking under ancient durian trees.
- Please bring poncho/raincoat/umbrella, fully filled refillable water bottle, cap, herbal mosquito repellent, snacks. Optional items: camera, sunglasses.
- Please wear full length long pants, tee-shirt, socks and fully covered shoes. Long-sleeved shirt is recommended.
- There are provision shops, restaurants, cafes and bike rentals on Ubin.
Time: 9am to 12noon
Cost: $13 per participant. Free for participants’ kids aged 6 yrs and below. Cost excludes the bumboat ride to Pulau Ubin at $3 per person one way.
Venue: Pulau Ubin
Meeting Point: We meet at 9am at street level main entrance of Changi Jetty (also known as Changi Point Ferry Terminal) at Lorong Bekukong, 5 mins walk away from Changi Village hawker centre. Walk ends around 12noon back at Ubin’s main village and jetty.