Loves: Being surrounded by nature and exploring it at your own pace.
Our Advice: Wear comfortable attire and shoes as part of the walking path is stony. Bring along a cap, sunblock, mosquito repellent and water. Check tidal times and plan your visit during low tides below 0.5m to fully explore the intertidal ecosystems.
Catch a ferry to Tanjong Chek Jawa, a 100-hectare wetlands located on the south-eastern tip of Pulau Ubin, an island off mainland Singapore.
Chek Jawa has a treasure trove of biodiversity and is a unique rocky coastline which allows several ecosystems to co-exist - sandy beach, rocky beach, seagrass lagoon, coral rubble, mangroves and coastal forest. For instance, colourful carpet anemones, squids and mantis shrimps can be found at the seagrass lagoon during the low tide while seahorses, sea stars and colourful flatworms inhabit at the coral rubble area.
There is a 21-metre tall viewing tower, Jejawi Tower, for visitors to view the area’s unique wildlife as well as Johor, Pulau Tekong and mainland Singapore. Guided tours and educational information about Chek Jawa are available at the Visitor Centre and viewing jetty.
Address: Chek Jawa Wetlands, Pulau Ubin
District: Pulau Ubin Island off Changi
- Alight at Simei MRT Station (EW1)
- Take bus 9 at the Bus Stop (96169) in front of the station
- Alight 19 stops later at Bus Stop (99181) before Singapore Aviation Academy
- Take a bumboat from Changi Point Ferry Terminal (near Changi Village Hawker Centre)
- Go down the stairs at the Terminal and join the correct queue for Pulau Ubin
- Bumboat operators run from sunrise to sunset, special arrangements can be made with the operators for trips after dark
- Boat ride takes 20 mins to reach Ubin Jetty
- Hire a van (usually $2/person for 12 persons, one-way) or hire a bicycle and head to Punai Hut
- Walk to the Chek Jawa Information Kiosk and entrance to the boardwalk
Operating Hours: 8.30am – 6.00pm
Recommended Duration: 4 hours
Admission to the island is free
Cost of the bumboat: $3/person (Maximum 12 passengers)
Additional $2 per bicycle brought on board the bumboat