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Lying between Singapore and Malaysia, Pulau Ubin is one of the few parts of the country to have escaped the large-scale urban development the rest of the country is known for. The name of the island, meaning "Granite Island" in Malay, dates back to a time when the local granite quarries were the area's main financial resource, though these quarries have since returned to their natural state. The island's main draw these days is its stunning natural beauty and unspoilt isolation; this is one of the last places in Singapore that still boasts a kampong or traditional village, the local mangrove forests offer plentiful opportunities for exploration, while the wildlife at Chek Jawa is simply spectacular.
Hop a boat from Changi Beach on the east side of Singapore's main island to get to Pulau Ubin and, once here, rent a bike. This is the best way to get around the island and make the most of your time. Cycle to the local township for lunch and a chat with the locals, or simply kick back with a drink and soak in the serene surroundings.
Chek Jawa is the most popular tourist site on the island. These natural wetlands are home to a variety of local wildlife including octopus and the utterly strange sea hare. Wander through the mangrove forests or along the beach, making sure to take the time to climb some of the numerous observation towers scattered around the area for glorious views of the island itself and across to Singapore city.
Pulau Ubin is easy to reach via the many boats operating from Changi Beach on the main island during daylight hours. Simply arrive at the departure point, where boats will leave each time there are more than 10 travellers aboard. If you want to stay in Pulau Ubin overnight, there is accommodation available. There are also plentiful places to camp, which is how most visitors spend a night on the island.
The phone didn't work due to the renovation works but otherwise the villa is great!
Good location. easy stay with shopping and food room is clean and simple with modon style
Kindly people and very clean space. It’s good under this price level.
Great location and amenities! The customer service is awesome too, friendly and helpful staff!
Our stay at SO/ Sofitel was very good. The staff were very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble to them. The room, though not large was very comfortable with a free bar for soft drinks and bottled water, replenished daily. The location of the hotel was ideal as we were only 15 mins ...
Hotel was clean and well maintained. The staff were friendly and helpful, especially the gentleman on reception in the evening. The only down side was the breakfast was very expensive if it’s not already included and there is not a lot of room in hotel room fridge.
Good location, helpful staff. Breakfast was only ok, food not as good as expected.
The beautiful renovation was awesome, while still keeping a feel for the past. There was not anything we did not like, sorry.