30 Nov '11, 3am

Wild Shores of Singapore: Pulau Ubin - among the World's 10 Most Secret Islands

Wild Shores of Singapore: Pulau Ubin - among the World's 10 Most Secret Islands

Location: South China Sea, off Singapore Size: Four square miles Population: 100 One of the last rural holdouts in Singapore, Pulau Ubin ("Granite Island") near Changi Point is a freeze-frame of Malay kampong village life in the 1960s. Thatched-roof homes sit among forested rolling hills and abandoned granite quarries. Fishermen live on kelongs, old wooden fishing houses built on stilts over the water. It's a soul-soothing escape from the highly urbanized buzz on the nearby mainland. Island time Experience village life, thick forests, and the occasional monkey or wild pig from the seat of a rented bicycle or on a walking tour. The island is known for its great seafood restaurants, and the steamed crab is divine. See interesting low-tide marine life at Chek Jawa or hit the sandy beach at East Coast Park. For a kampong-style stay, ride to Celestial Resort. Rooms start at les...

Full article: http://wildshores.blogspot.com/2011/11/pulau-ubin-among-1...

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