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‘Time Travel’ in Singapore: The Pulau Ubin Alternative

Pulau Ubin is nothing like the main Singapore island. It felt more like home for me (Philippines). Here’s a bit of information, written by a Geologist friend who came and visited, on what you can do in Pulau Ubin… That is if you’re tired of the concrete jungle and commercialism that is Singapore (main island!).

The (mis)adventures of a geologist lakwatsera

Singapore is known for being a highly industrialized city with its high-rise buildings and modern landscape. So it came as no surprise that the more popular tourist attractions were man-made (Orchard Rd, Sentosa, Universal Studios, Marina Bay Sands, and the list goes on). Of course, these places were all on the itinerary for our trip, but we also preferred something “off the beaten track”. That was why I was happy that I stumbled upon Pulau Ubin during my online search for Singapore destinations. The travel guides described Pulau Ubin as the last kampung (village) in Singapore. The island was able to retain its simple way of life despite the rest of Singapore’s fast rise to modernization. It was said that Pulau Ubin would be like a blast from Singapore’s past. That got our attention, so we happily reserved one full day of our Singapore trip just for Pulau Ubin. We…

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2 thoughts on “‘Time Travel’ in Singapore: The Pulau Ubin Alternative

  1. Thank you Jpo for coming with us to Pulau Ubin, and for being my ‘model’ in the photos 😀


    Posted by geoventurer | March 26, 2012, 8:57 PM
  2. Love the place. I have been there last week. I did have a good time.


    Posted by True Trubie | June 7, 2012, 10:51 PM

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