Journey to Singapore’s rural enclave

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Journey to Singapore’s rural enclave

Although it is famed for its futuristic skyscraper-studded cityscape, Singapore also has an undeveloped rural enclave unbeknown to many visitors.

A new Asian Trails’ excursion unveils the rustic beauty of Pulau Ubin reached via a 15-minute bumboat (motorised sampan) ride from Changi Point Ferry Terminal. The serene island sanctuary is a popular haunt of nature lovers who are keen to unwind from the stresses of business life in the fast-paced Lion City. Our discovery reveals Singapore’s last remaining kampong (traditional village).

Guests are led on a cycle tour that takes in historical sites, rubber plantations, fish farms and mangroves, with the possibility to spot native wildlife including Malayan water monitors, hornbills and wild boars. Several stops are made to interact with the local residents and capture images of an expanse of jungle close to the concrete metropolis.

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