Take a boat tour through the secret mangroves of Ubin, kayak in the calm waters of the Ubin Quarry and embark on a night walk to spot the nocturnal creatures of the island.
These are just some of the highlights at the longest open house event held to date on the island.
Pesta Ubin (Pesta means “festival” or “party” in Malay) will run until June 12, with more than50 activities lined up, from nature walks and cycling tours to kayaking expeditions and nature sketching.
Here are 4 highlights you cannot miss:
1. Restore Ubin Mangroves, a volunteer group comprising nature enthusiasts and mangrove researchers, will be conducting guided walks and boat tours of the mangroves at the south-eastern part of the island.
2. On the treasure hunt hosted by Treasure SG, participants follow a trail of clues which will lead them to 10 spots in Ubin town. Each spot can be identified by an information tag or laminated cardboard containing information about the history of the place.
3. Morocco-born photographer and visual artist Juria Toramae, 32, who works in Singapore, will be putting up an exhibition called Islands Of Memories featuring 51 photos of things and people found in Ubin. Her exhibition will be shown at the shop of retiree Henry Lim, where you can also don sarongs and red clogs for a free “kampung photo shoot”.
4. Environmental education group, Cicada Tree Eco-Place, will be hosting a night walk to spot critters, a walk for children to spot the musang (common palm civet), as well as a two-day one-night nature camp for families at the newly opened Ubin Living Lab, a research and education hub.
By Lea Wee, The Straits Times, 13 May 2016