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Day 1 - Welcome to Singapore!
Today you will fly to Singapore. On arrival, your private guide will accompany you for your hotel check-in.
Day 2 - The Highlights of Singapore
You will discover Singapore's history and culture through this full-day Singapore highlights tour. Meet your guide at your hotel. Our first stop is Arab Street, the smallest of Singapore's ethnic quarters and a pedestrianized tourist market strip with shops hawking all manner of Middle Eastern and Islamic goods. the lively district of Singapore. Have a photo stop at Sultan Mosque and Istana Kampong Glam. Head to Little India, the lively ethnic Indian district of Singapore. Stroll through the Indian restaurants and fruit and vegetable stands, and check out Little India Arcade, a bazaar-style shopping area where vendors sell the same things you might find in Mumbai or Delhi. Souvenirs, Indian street snacks, or sweets and temporarily tattooed in henna (own expense) are what you can find and try here.
After lunch. you will board on the bumboat for a leisurely ride on the river cruise will take you past the landmarks of the Raffles' Landing Site, Asian Civilisations Museum, row of old shophouses along Boat Quay, Fullerton Hotel, Esplanade Singapore, The Merlion Park, Singapore Flyer and the latest attraction Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort.
Land at Clarke Quay and meet your guide, you will visit Chinatown next. In the city plan of Stamford Raffles, four ethnic areas were designated for the different ethnic groups. The ethnic Chinese were allocated the area southwest of the Singapore River and Chinatown was born. Within Chinatown, each dialect group occupied distinct areas and built social institutions such as clan associations to serve the collective needs of each dialect group. With walking distance, you will visit Thian Hock Keng Temple, Singapore’s oldest Chinese Taoist temple; Sri Mariamman Temple, Singapore’s oldest Hindu temple, and Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. Then head to Garden by the Bay for a sunset view of Singapore.
Day 3 - Cycling Around Rural Pulau Ubin
Singapore wasn’t always the shiny, built-up city that it is today – and glimpses of its past as a trading hub and fishing port remain in Pulau Ubin, located 15 minutes northeast of the city by boat. The untouched island is home to Singapore’s last kampung (Malay for ‘village’), and forested and wetland areas teeming with wildlife. Pulau Ubin, so named after the abandoned granite quarries that dot the area, is perfect for a day trip or overnight stay.
Begin your day in Singapore with a short journey to the nearby ferry terminal. Here, board a wooden bumboat bound for the rustic island of Pulau Ubin, and wave goodbye to the hustle and bustle of central Singapore. On arrival at the quaint island’s port, swap your boat for a bicycle seat for the beginning of your cycling adventure! Pedal through island scenery and architecture reminiscent of 1960s Singapore and traditional Malay villages, called kampung. Pass through beautiful fauna and flora before cycling past the island’s best-known attraction along the way, the Chek Jawa Wetlands. Keep an eye out for House No. 1, a Tudor-style cottage with the only remaining fireplace in Singapore, before heading into the island’s center to a waiting seafood lunch. Afterward, hop back on your bumboat and chug back to the mainland.
We round up the top things to do on Pulau Ubin to make the most of your time there:
Explore Ubin Town
Located next to the main jetty, Ubin Town offers the first glimpses of life on Singapore’s offshore island. Admire the wayang (Chinese opera) stage or feast on locally farmed seafood sourced from one of Pulau Ubin’s 60 floating fish farms. If the season’s right, you’ll even find tropical fruits including durians, rambutans, and jackfruit for sale along the jetty.
Uncover farms and Singapore’s last kampung by bike
Whether you’re a cycling enthusiast or hobbyist, Pulau Ubin offers all manner of mountain biking trails or less challenging, albeit rocky, routes to ply. Kick off from Ubin Town, where most bicycle rental establishments are located, and take the northern route to farms, rubber plantations, and a traditional Malay kampung. Alternatively, for a (literal) taste of traditional cuisine, book ahead for a cooking class taught from a century-old family home – one that includes foraging for wild herbs to prepare dishes including nasi kerabu, or herbed rice with fried chicken and condiments. Be sure to also try these local dishes 'around Singapore.
Steep yourself in biodiversity-rich Chek Jawa
A mangrove, rocky and sandy shores, lagoons, and a coral rubble area: these are the surrounding areas that make up Chek Jawa, a natural intertidal flat that’s home to several ecosystems. To avoid disappointment, be sure to check against this tides table before making it for the wetlands. Getting there’s easiest by bicycle – or, for larger groups, rent a 12-seater van in Ubin Town that’ll take you to the general area. Guided tours are also available, but we reckon the best experience involves exploring the area solo. Apart from the 1-kilometer Mangrove and Coastal Loop boardwalk, the 20-meter-tall Jejawi Tower offers bird’s eye views of the rustic island.
Pulau Ubin teems with wildlife – which you may spot while on your jaunt (or cycle). Keep a keen eye out for long-tailed macaques, wild boars, otters, and hornbills or, if you’re lucky, the straw-headed bulbul, whose distinct melodious call often rings through the island’s jungle.
Make a night of it
No, we don’t mean partying your night away – the beauty of the island lies in its untouched ruggedness that’s best experienced with an overnight stay at one of two campsites: Jelutong, which faces the mainland and can accommodate campfires, or Mamam, which sits further north of the island. It’s as close to the wilderness as you’ll get in Singapore, but the extent of your roughing it out probably ends there; you’ll find toilet facilities and non-potable drinking water located close by both campsites.
Be sure to apply for a camping permit before registering at the island’s Police Post, and stick to the designated sites to avoid trouble. While Ubin Town has convenience stores for some basic camping needs, it’d be best to bring your own drinking water.
What to pack
The weather in Pulau Ubin is no different than Singapore, so expect extreme humidity in the tropical climate. Be sure to pack plenty of water, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and insect repellent – plus an umbrella or raincoat, should the weather take a turn for the worse. Since there aren’t any ATMs on the island, draw sufficient cash from the POSB or OCBC machines at Changi Village Hawker Centre prior to boarding your bumboat.
Pulau Ubin is just 15 minutes away by boat.
Make for the Ferry Terminal near Changi Village Hawker Centre – the fastest way there is by taxi or Grab – and hop onto a bumboat (daily 5.30am-9pm) for $2/person (single trip).
Boats only depart when at least 12 passengers are on-board, but if you’re in a hurry, you can get the boat to leave immediately by paying a higher fare. It’s also an extra $2 if you’re bringing a bicycle with you.
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Singapore is beautiful city and tour guide made good observation of it’s attractions. Tour was organized very well! We recommend UME Travel!
This was a great tour that made us work hard in the Singapore heat. It was well paced and my quite fit 70 year old mother kept up with the cycling just fine. We saw wild pigs and some monkeys. Pack plenty of water, it's always hot and humid!
We wanted to see what it must have been like before Singapore was developed-- and this bike tour was a great way to see it. J.C. was our guide and he was polite, friendly, informative and enthusiastic. He showed us native plants, birds and we even caught a glimpse of a wild boar. We would recommend this tour heartily.
WE can recommend this tour and UME Travel. You get to see several places including the Chinatown, Garden by the bay, and Ubin Island.
Pulau Ubin was a great escape from the busy city of Singapore. This tour covered most of the island and though there was a little bit of uphill, it wasn't that tough a ride. Our guide JC was very helpful and friendly, he just needs to speak a little slower!
This was an excellent experience we had. Our guide, Fadil was fantastic, very knowledgable as well as entertaining. A trip around the island was so worthwhile as it gave an insight into the original way of life in Singapore (in Kampong villages). This is definitely a must do.
Had a great time. The guide was very considerate of our ages (72 and 71)' but we managed the ride with some walking.
Wow, what a work out but a great way to see the island and learn about the culture! Just great!
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