Pulau Ubin

Pulau UbinWas at Pulau Ubin the other day with Justin (yet again) and here’s his back view. It was a pretty good day to visit the island that feels like a step back in time, with so many sights you wouldn’t be able to see in mainland Singapore. Somehow it seems that there will always be people wanting to visit the island, so no fear about having to pay more than $2.50 per boat ride to and fro. Speaking of which, paying $5 to enter and leave the island is pretty costly considering you don’t even pay that much to travel to and fro from Bishan to Jurong East via public transport.

Pardon the low resolution of the images (these are edited to the best of my ability). These were taken with my Samsung Note 3 which somehow delivers really low quality pictures.

Wild boarIt was our lucky day because there was this family of wild boars who walked in on us while we were resting and snacking. To prevent any possible attacks I hid my snack in my bag immediately but contrary to what I’ve heard or read on the internet, wild boars aren’t fierce in nature. I mean, they didn’t even bother about us and continued on with whatever they were searching for – food I presume.

Vacation houseA vacation house left behind by some British from the colonial times. Pretty cottage, but too bad the second floor is cordoned off. Judging from the view from the first image, it’s not hard to see why this location was selected for the house.

Forbidden bridgeThis bridge was originally cordoned off as well, but the gate is so low, we decided to climb over it. It baffles me why they locked it up because this bridge is pretty sturdy.

The only disappointment about visiting the island that day was that the boardwalk leading to the mangrove swamp and viewing tower at Chek Jawa was under renovation and as many times as we tried to sneak in, there were always construction workers around hindering our attempt. Darn…

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