Showing posts with label Pulau Ubin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pulau Ubin. Show all posts

Friday, September 23, 2011

Pulau Ubin - Jetty

The rain spoilt our plan to continue our walk on Pulau Ubin. Since our group consists of senior folks, we decided to go back and come back another day.

Headed to the jetty where all the bum boats are. Same thing as when we arrived, they needed 12 passengers to depart from the island. But it is no problem, being a weekend, the boat soon filled in no time.

The sky is very gloomy although the rain had finally stop.

Once in the boat, the rain fell heavily again.

A view of the end of the boat, looked as if the boat is almost same level as the sea.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pulau Ubin - Food

The best part of the visit on Pulau Ubin must be food hahaha. We had lunch at the above restaurant. The food is superb and the portion is big. We called medium size but is like large size on mainland Singapore.

Sambal Kangkong - so good

Kampong Chicken - wow I still can remember the taste and smell. This is really very delicious. The chicken are reared on Pulau Ubin. Next visit, I will order this dish again.

Sweet and Sour pork - also so good

Claypot tofu and assorted vegetables - a real huge pot - delicious

Omelette with onion

After lunch, we planned to walk around the island and stay for seafood dinner. But suddenly it was raining so heavily and we had to seek shelter in one of the villager's compound.

We plan to have seafood dinner at this restaurant but the rain came pouring, we could not go round the island so we decided to go back and come back another day to look for another temple on the island.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pulau Ubin - scenery

My goodness this is the first time I step onto Pulau Ubin. Really surprised that I like it so much. So full of nature and good food too. :)

An abandoned granite quarry - it looked like a very beautiful lake now.

Granite quarrying was once a major industry on Ubin. The first quarry was started in the 1800's. Ubin's granite was used to build the Horsburgh Lighthouse and Raffles Lighthouse, the two extreme points of Singapore. And, by some accounts, the Causeway linking Singapore to Malaysia as well. Read more from source

Walking around the village and we saw some nice houses.

An abandoned house

This is one of the most grand malay house on the island.

Besides wild boars, there are also many wild monkeys on the island. Please dont feed them.

I guess this is the one and only post box on Pulau Ubin near the jetty.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

My World Tuesday - Pulau Ubin - Wild Boar

After touring Chek Jawa, we made our way out to meet out Van driver. We called him via the name card he gave us earlier when he drop us at the entrance of Chek Jawa. But suddenly we were all excited at the sight of wild boars near the entrance of Chek Jawa.

We saw three of them. The Van driver told us that there are more of them but some are hidden in the bushes.

The van driver waiting for us at the pick up point just at the gate of Chek Jawa.

A short video of the wild boar eating some food left by the van driver. Seems like the wild boar recognized the villagers very well hahaha.

Lots of bicycles at the entrance of Chek Jawa.

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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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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Pulau Ubin - Observatory Tower

I think this is the only one and only high structure in Pulau Ubin, an observatory tower at Chek Tower. It is about 7 storey high and no way I am climbing up there hahaha.

I just stand under some shades of those beautiful palms.

Looking up the tower.

I send my nephew up and had him to take photos of the surrounding from the top of the tower.

From the top of the tower, the sight of forests around us.

Another part of the view from the tower, is the sea. I think the far end is Malaysia.

Hahaha smart of my nephew to take photo of those at the bottom of the tower. No I was not among those people, remember, I was under those leaves of the palms (very well camouflaged lol)

Some cleaning and maintance at the boardwalk.