Monday, August 28, 2006
Pulau Ubin: An Island Getaway
A trip to Ubin is a throwback to Singapore in the 1960s. The island is home to Singapore's last villages or "kampongs" - there are still about a hundred villagers living here. In contrast to the modern and efficient public utilities on mainland Singapore, Ubin residents rely on wells for water and noisy diesel generators for electricity. Some villagers depend on traditional farming and fishing for subsistence, while others tend to their provision stores and eateries. At the main village, near the jetty, some houses have been converted to bicycle rental shops to support a quiet tourist trade.
Focus Ubin has lots more information.