Pesta Ubin 2022: Ramble at Pulau Ubin

Date : 11 Jun 2022
Time : 0800h - 1330h
Location : Pulau Ubin

Note: Meeting Point will be emailed to participants nearer to the date

Open to the Fully Vaccinated Members - Registration Needed

Pulau Ubin is an island located on the north-eastern coast of Singapore, with Selat Johore to the north and Serangoon Harbour to the south. Its name is derived from its original Malay name, Pulau Batu Jubin, which means “Island of Granite Stones”. Granite quarries provided the initial draw for early local settlement, and much of the island’s granite was used for Singapore’s early developments. Today,

Pulau Ubin is a nature and leisure island with amenities for rustic and outdoor recreational activities. 

Serangoon Harbour separates Pulau Ubin from mainland Singapore. Shaped like a boomerang and covered with low hills, this 1,000-hectare island was named for the light-blue granite found on its seven granite hills. The granite has been used for many early developments in Singapore.

These included the Horsburgh Lighthouse (1851) whose granite block walls were quarried and shaped at Pulau Ubin by Indian convicts, and the Singapore-Johore Causeway which was made with granite from Pulau Ubin as well as granite found at Bukit Timah. Today, Pulau Ubin’s five disused quarries still exist; they are Aik Hwa Quarry, HDB Granite Quarry, RDC Quarry, Ubin Granite Quarry and Ho Man Choo Granite Quarry. The last is used for military training.

The rock cliffs on Pulau Ubin are ideal for abseiling, in which climbers scale down rock faces with ropes. With a secondary forest covering most of its western corner, the island was also renowned for wild boars and deer that attracted tigers from Johore.

Ramble Terrain

Causal Trek - Distance

Participants must be medically fit and healthy.

Min Age
The walk is not suitable for children below 14 years old.
To register to attend the walk, visit:

- Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis.
- You will be informed by email if your registration is successful.
- Details on the meeting place will be provided then.

Closing Date
6 June 2022, Monday

Ferry: $8 (2-way ride to Pulau Ubin and back to mainland; $4 per direction)

Note: Fees are paid directly to the ferry uncle.

Things to Bring

Please bring along a filled 1.5 litres water bottle, poncho, walking stick, and proper walking/trekking shoes, a hat and a pair of binoculars for spotting wildlife.

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