It was doubtful at first! The crowds! The rain! But we persevered and had a wonderful day biking on Pulau Ubin.
The crowds were unprecedented! We all know the rule in Singapore: STAY HOME on public holidays!! But, for some reason we thought Pulau Ubin would be immune to the rule. It was very crowded. The Changi Point Ferry Terminal was bustling and the queue twisted round like a line for a Disney ride. But, more bumboats than ever were driving today so the line went very quick.
Here’s Natalie and Colin and a glimpse of part of the queue for the bumboat:
Here’s our driver:
It was amazing how smoothly the bike rental process went. Considering how “back in time” Pulau Ubin is, the little island handled the crowds well. In short time, everyone had their bikes. Here’s some of our crowd ready to go:
We had a great time riding thru the jungle
and climbing up the tower:
We really enjoyed exploring the mangrove. We saw crabs, mudskippers, mangrove trees and crazy Asians counting the boards on the boardwalk!
And let’s not forget it was Deepavali!