Monday, January 05, 2009

Pulau Ubin, the great escape

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It was such a wonderful idea to spend a cool Saturday outside the cosmopolitan Singapore to sketch and take some cool pictures. Pulau Ubin is a small island only 10.19 sq km located in the north east of Singapore accessible by bumboats at S$2.50 (US$2) per ride. There are many bicycles on rental at only S$2.00 per day for visitors to explore the island. Pulau Ubin literally means 'Granite Island' in Malay. Granite quarrying supported a few thousand settlers on the small island in the past and now, the island is very popular with nature lovers, trekkers and cyclists because of its unspoilt marine wildlife and kampong (village) lifestyle.

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