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What to do in Ubin during Pesta Ubin

Photo exhibition, Islands of Memories -- Pulau Ubin by Juria Toramae will be displayed at Pesta Ubin Centra (Shop no 42, Ubin Town)
Have fun at the photo Booth at Uncle Lim's Shop set up for Pesta Ubin
A colouring sheet of Ubin is also available from Uncle Lim's shop for kids.
What to do in Ubin
Published: 9:31 PM, May 13, 2016
Updated: 12:41 AM, May 14, 2016

SINGAPORE — Fret not if you’re not among the ones who got the Singapore HeritageFest (SHF) Ubin Access Passes. You can still hop over to the island this weekend.

Take it free and easy: Embark on the Ubin Experience Self-Guided Tour with the new trail map given out at SHF Booth at Ubin. We also suggest leaving earlier before the crush starts when the movie screenings and concert end. Do note there are limited ferries operating after 7.30pm. Pesta Ubin has more than 50 activities lined up from now till June 12. The best way to decide what to do is to log on to Pesta Ubin’s website (http://pestaubin2016.blogspot.sg). 

Also, stop by Pesta Ubin Central in Ubin Town (Shop No 42, opposite the Wayang stage). Over there are a photo booth, art exhibitions such as visual artist Julia Torame’s Islands of Memories — Pulau Ubin, and a colouring session of the Ubin Fun Map for kids. Some activities happening this weekend, such as Pesta Ubin Run, are already full but there are still others you can participate in. The Treasures Ubin (https://www.facebook.com/treasuresg) should be pretty fun — seek out 10 different treasure cards in Ubin Town to stand a chance to win illustrated books and vouchers.

Ria Tan also suggested dropping by on June 4, where there’ll be plenty of action including a free tour of Ubin mangroves, bird watching at Pekan Quarry near Ubin Town, nature sketching and a kampung tour.

Nature lovers can help with a coastal clean-up in the afternoon and end the day with a nature walk in the dark, a kampung BBQ, night kayaking and night cycling. A family outing to consider, since it’s the school holidays, is the Family Nature Camp with Cicada Tree Eco-Place happening on Friday night on June 3.