Singapore is known for the extravagant cityscape. It's a new city, hustling and bustling with the optimism of being a new world hub. With all the new modern developments the city has undergone recently, sometimes it's hard to think about the island as a tropical paradise. That's the beauty of Pulau Ubin.
Pulau Ubin is a small, uninhabited island off the coast. City-goers can take a bumboat here for a mere $3 and experience a bit of real nature in Singapore.
On the island, renting a bike is the way to go. The Pulau Ubin is covered in biking trails and it's definitely the best way to get around there.
Once you get your bike, head left out of the port and maneuver your way to the Chek Jawa Wetlands. The ride over can get a bit rough. Most of the way is off-road, so prepare for an adventure!
The coolest part about Palau Ubin is the wildlife. There are monkeys and boar just running around the island on their own free will. It's awesome to see. But be careful as monkeys are far smarter than you'd expect so don't provoke them!
Once you reach the wetlands, the scenery is stunning. Park your bike and wander around the various boardwalks.
If you have a free day and a few spare dollars, definitely check this place out. Some of the sights are uncomparable to the rest of Singapore. It was breathtaking. As an American abroad, I can sure say, I'm not in Boston anymore :)
Cheers, xx Mia