25 March 2012

Pulau Ubin 乌敏岛

Pulau Ubin, an off shore island of Singapore, is a place for nature lovers to visit and let your hair down for the day.

How to get there?
By Car – No free parking nearby, need to park far away and car pool, hourly paid

By Bike – Open space carpark, need to pay as well or park at your own risk

By Bus – No. 2, 29, 59, 109 (More info – check SBSTransit)

  • Changi Point Ferry Terminal/Jetty – Located in Changi Village (CV)
  • Take the bumboat to & fro from Changi Point Ferry Terminal/Jetty
  • Bumboat – 1 trip costs $2.50 per person, takes about 10 minutes

  • Activities that you can do there
    • Cycling – Cost of rental ranges from $8 – $15, depends on the quality of bicycle
    • Chalet, Fish Spa, trekking, mountain biking, etc
    What to bring along?
    • Cash
    • Cap/hat
    • Plenty of water
    • Mosquito repellent
    • Sunblock/Sunscreen
    • And friends
    Chek Jawa
    Located near the eastern tip of Pulau Ubin, you can either travel to Chek Jawa by trekking, cycling or van.
    • Trekking – Personally, I felt it’s a bit too far by trekking unless you really want to walk
    • Cycling – Be careful of the tracks, have to push the bicycle upslope at times
    • Van – 10mins transportation to the place but you’ll miss the fun enjoying the environment
    When you are near there, you’ll have to park the bicycle somewhere and walk inwards where you’ll see the Information Kiosk. Drinks available at the vending machine, can exchange for coins with the person-in-charge.

    When you are reaching there…
    We settled our dinner near the entrance and I’ll recommend the seafood soup and the pork ribs.
    You may visit this website for more information.

    Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple 洛陽大伯公宫

    One of the famous Chinese temples in Singapore where you offer your praying to the God of Prosperity (also known as Da Bo Gong 大伯公) and other deities. For more information on the temple, click here.

    How to get there?
    Address: 20 Loyang Way Singapore 508774

    By Car – Free parking in the temple or kerbside/coupon parking outside the temple.

    By Public Transport – Bus No. 6, 9, 19, 59, 89, 109
    • From Pasir Ris Interchange - Bus No. 6
    • From Bedok MRT Station - Bus No. 9
    • From Tampines Interchange - Bus No. 19
    • From Bishan Interchange - Bus No. 59
    • From Hougang Central Interchange - Bus No. 89
    • From Changi Village Terminal - Bus No. 109

    How to offer your praying?
    Bring at least S$2.00 to buy the praying items.
     
    Machines are available for changing notes to coins/smaller notes.
    They installed new machine for changing big notes (S$50/S$10) to small notes (S$2).
    Buy the praying item at S$2 each, just drop S$2 into the metal box and follow the sequence to pray.
    First, you place the praying items at the big area in front of Tua Pek Kong.
    Light the 2 candles and place them each at one side.
    Next, light the incense sticks and pray to (1) Jade Emperor.
    Follow the praying sequence from (1) to (12), there are signs located in the temple for directions.
    After (12), go back to where you placed the praying items and take the joss paper to the burner.
    Last but not least, you could also make donations to the temple.

    Updated as at 26 Dec 2014.