25 Jun (Sun): Rural Nature and Kampong Culture Walk on Pulau Ubin

Join Cicada Tree Eco Place on this special walk. The island of Pulau Ubin has the last of Singapore’s bygone village ‘kampong’ culture. Here you will experience a quaint kampong vibe and the laid-back lifestyle of the people living and working on their tropical island home, and see retro architecture. Much has remained unchanged and it still seems like a walk into the past, back to 1960’s Singapore. We start our walk into the rural countryside on Ubin’s Sensory Trail, bypassing bountiful kitchen gardens and fruit orchards.
Kampung house at Pulau Ubin
We peek over fences to look at wooden kampong houses and their outdoor kitchens and toilets. Our route will go through a herb, spice and vegetable plot, and also coffee and jasmine plantations. 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 to play lalang arrows, and a coconut plantation. We then check out the lotus and lily ponds. We return to the main village on the main road, walking under ancient durian trees.

Please register by emailing participants’ name/s, ages of kids, phone number of contact participant to Andrew at: andrewtay.sg@gmail.com . More details and instructions will be given upon registration. Payment in cash or cheque will be collected at the activity. Cheque to be made payable to: ‘Cicada Tree Eco-Place’. All kids must be accompanied by at least 1 adult guardian. Kids get info-sheets and native wildlife stickers for our kids’ activities.

Time: 9.30am to 12noon
Meeting and end point: Changi Jetty in Changi Village
Cost: $13 per participant, free for kids of participants aged 6 yrs and below
Website: https://www.facebook.com/cicadatreeecoplace/