Friday, September 16, 2011

Pulau Ubin - House No 1/Visitor Centre

After touring the wetlands at Chek Jawa, we made our way out to the information kiosk. Right behind the information kiosk is the visitor centre also known as house no. 1 Pulau Ubin.

According to one account, it was built in the 1930s by the then Chief Surveyor, Langdon Williams, as a holiday retreat. You can read more from source.

House No. 1 is believed to be Singapore’s only remaining authentic Tudor-style house with a fireplace. Its uniqueness fits in nicely with its new function as a visitor centre.

Fireplace is useless in Singapore cause we dont have winter. The fireplace can double up as a BBQ pit hahaha.

I believe upstairs are where the bedrooms are.

It has its very own jetty, I doubt it was being used anymore.

Back of the house, I love to have such house with a view of the sea and a private jetty. :)

Surrounding the house are lots of fruit trees and coconut trees. Can be quite errie to stay in the only house in this part of the island.

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J Bar said...

Great place.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice post and photos.

Regards and best wishes

thomas said...

Wow!A house with a fire place in Singapore,i doubt any smoke comes out of the chimney,maybe during the cold rainy seasons.

Rajesh said...

Very nice house with wonderful architecture.