A short 30 minute boat ride taken from the eastern side of Singapore at the Changi Ferry Terminal brings one to Pulau Ubin. With a small boat price of S$2.50 per person each way, my family had a little excursion down to this little island.
Rustic and basic comes to mind but it’s a welcome relief from the tall buildings that surround Singapore, my island city. If you are not up to walking, bicycles can be hired for a quick cycle around the island. I heard that overnight stays at some chalets and tents are available. I have not yet tried taking the route down to Chek Jawa (a lovely intertidal walk that apparently houses one of Singapore's richest ecosystem) but it’s definitely on my ‘to-do’ list.
Till the next time, off to the world and beyond!