Though many of the laws and regulations in Singapore can be shocking to tourists, as a result the country is very clean, safe, and beautiful. It has breathtaking beaches, delicious food, and a vast array of culture to experience. Despite the fact that English is commonly spoken there, Singapore’s culture is a melting pot of Chinese, Malaysian, and Indonesian. There is other heavy foreign influence making is one of the most diverse centers in Asia. If you have the opportunity to visit this unique country here are a few of our recommendations on how to experience the best it has to offer!
Pulau Ubin: A Naturalist’s Paradise
If your looking for a unique day trip in Singapore Pulau Ubin, an island just off the northeastern tip of Singapore, offers a look into a small town left untouched by the development of bustling Singapore. Pulau Ubin is a 15-minute boat ride from Changi Point Jetty. It offers an escape from the metropolitan city and is like taking a stroll through Singapore in the 1960’s. With less than 100 inhabitants, it is just 5 miles across and 1 mile wide. As one of Singapore’s few remaining great nature areas, the island has vast areas of jungle and swamp that sustain a wide variety of animals. Renting mountain bikes is a great way to explore the jungle and scenery of the island. There are also 2 beaches on the island, Noordin and Mamam, where visitors can camp.