Pulau UbinPulau Ubin Singapore 000701 Phone: (65) 6542 4108 Timings: Daily 8.30am - 6pm www.pulauubin.com.sg
Located off the North Eastern end of Singapore, it has an area of 1020 hectares, in a rough sharp of a boomberang. Its core geological make up is granite over five smaller islands, interspersed by low lying mangroves and the tidal rivers. The tidal rivers were bunded for prawn breediing thereby connected all those smaller islands into a single island known as Pulau Ubin.
Pulau Ubin, literally means Tile Island, according to the Malay and Indonesian dictionaries, where 'ubin ' means tile. It was also known as Pulau Batu Ubin ( Granite Tile Island ) to the local Malays and "Chieo Suar" ( Stone Hill ) to the older Chinese generation in Fukien dialect. In the early 20th Century, the granite were quarried supplying to the building industry, in the form of blocks , slabs and tiles for floors and walls. The original causeway from Singapore to Malaysia was built in 1923, using the granite from Pulau Ubin.