Pulau Ubin Trip

29 04 2009

Joanne, Josephine, Paulyn and juskawaime went for a short break to Pulau Ubin on 10th April 2009, Good Friday holiday.

Our aim is to go Chek Jawa to catch the marine life during the low tide + enjoying the nature walk + Seafood dinner. No cycling for us (something which people normally do in Pulau Ubin to get around), we decided to go on foot since both Jo do not know how to cycle. But we will opt for the van ride when we return if time is getting late..

us @ Pulau Ubin

us @ Pulau Ubin

But walking there halfway (not even halfway,maybe only 5%), it started to get dark. We called the van to come and fetch us in case it gets raining while walking. I was delighted with the cool feeling and no need to walk while comfortably sitting in an air-con mini van to Chek Jawa (S$2.50/pax/ride).

However, the rain just get bigger and bigger… Until we decided that it was impossible to enjoy the marine life in Chek Jawa. So we ‘acted’ a bit in front of the van driver to convince him that we were horrified that there wasn’t any shelter in front of Chek Jawa. We certainly didn’t want to alight of the van and got drenched and stranded in that place, wet and full of mosquitoes.. Yes we took that same van back.. and S$5 poorer (each person). Funny incident… =p

While it is still raining, with nothing else to do, we went for early seafood dinner. Once we ordered and food had come, the rain has stopped. Most people in restaurant were gone. They r just there to drink water and waiting for rain to stop. But we had to finish our food. And unfortunately our food is not as delicious as what we expected. We were quite disappointed though.

Us @ Quarry

Us @ Quarry

Anyway after meal, we checked out the nearby quarry and had mini nature walk and sight-seeing. Oh we spotted some birds camofloguing among the trees.. and Yes we saw a CROCODILE!!

A crocodile under water?

A crocodile under water?

Ok we didn’t see the actual body, but there is a trace of it moving from East of the lake to the West of the lake… Horrified!! After walk, I also had the coconut juice (cooling, yummy and sweet – Fantastic!!). Soon after, the rain started again.. so we decided to end this trip.

Overall, despite the rain, it was a good break to smell the fresh air and get in touch with the nature =0) 

Some photos we took:

Nicee…. What is the name of this flower?

flowers

A bird we saw camouflaging itself among the branches of tree.. We needed to do a lot of zooming using Jo’s camera Nikon P90 to get this shot..

Coconut tree.. nope the coconut juice and fruit we drank/ate was not from this tree… =p *wink*

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4 responses

29 04 2009
Jessica

wah bunganya lucu ya ke… kok ada yah yang bentuknya begitu.
Di sini lagi musim bluebell… bener2 kaya bell kecil2, cuman kaga bunyi aja 🙂

30 04 2009
juskawaime

yess…. interesting flower isn’t it =)
they are very tiny and in a bunch … all over the trees…
Not very fantastic as a tree .. but is awesome on closer look =D

bluebell .. yes saw it … haha a pity they dun bell … =p

30 04 2009
MsSheepy

Pulau ubin??? got mossies bite or not? i still remember getting bitten all over during our cycling trip there some years back

by the way, nice flowers!

9 05 2009
juskawaime

Mosquitoes surely have… hehee =)
Must brin along insect repellent.. and then apply every few hrs..
On top of the sun block! =]

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