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Another trip to Pulau Ubin

Deepavali Bike Ride on Pulau Ubin

Posted November 5, 2010 by teammak in Bike Rides. Leave a CommentEdit

All the Kids at the Pulau Ubin Visitor CenterAll the Kids at the Pulau Ubin Visitor Center

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:

Crowds at the Changi Ferry TerminalCrowds at the Changi Ferry Terminal


Here’s our driver:

classic bum boat driver!classic bum boat 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:

Ben ready to go!Ben ready to go!

AJ Ready to Go!AJ Ready to Go!

Aaannnd Hayden ready to go!Aaannnd Hayden ready to go!


We had a great time riding thru the jungle

Thru the jungle...Thru the jungle…

and climbing up the tower:

From atop the towerFrom atop the tower

Looking down from the tower...there's some Messicks!Looking down from the tower…there’s some Messicks!

We really enjoyed exploring the mangrove. We saw crabs, mudskippers, mangrove trees and crazy Asians counting the boards on the boardwalk!

Hayden in the mangrove swampHayden in the mangrove swamp

On the boardwalk!On the boardwalk!

And let’s not forget it was Deepavali!

happy deepavali!happy deepavali!



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