What is Ubin Day?

Ubin Day is Ubin Open House! Once a year, people and groups who love Ubin come together to organise special events for the public to celebrate Pulau Ubin.

These events passionately highlight Ubin's unique charms. Its culture, kampung life, nature and wildlife, Ubin land and sea. Through these events, we hope to also raise awareness of Pulau Ubin and issues on Pulau Ubin.

Ubin Day is held in the kampung spirit! Indulging in the Ubin Way: laid back, relaxed. Friendly and homely. Celebrating the traditional and natural. Getting to know one another as we explore and enjoy Pulau Ubin. Here's more about what to see and do on Pulau Ubin.

History of Ubin Day

Ubin Day was first held in April 2002 organised by Grant Pereira with the Singapore Environment Council. There was a second Ubin Day in 2003.

More than a decade later, Ubin Day was revived in 2014. Thanks to the support of 31 organising groups who contributed activities to make Ubin Day a success. Ubin Day is a part of the the Ubin project. Hopefully this will become a yearly event for all to enjoy!

The programme board for Ubin Day 2014
designed by Rebecca Lee and Sankar Ananthanarayanan.
List of the types of activities:
  • Art
  • Birdwatching
  • Cycling
  • Exhibitions
  • Fly fishing demonstration
  • Guided tours
  • Mountain biking
  • Kayaking
  • Performances
  • Photography
  • Stargazing
  • Talk on Kampong Houses
  • Workshops

The day was officially opened by PM Lee who spent the day engaging in various activities around the island!
Opening speech
The PM looking at a baby dugong
PM engaging in conversation with the founder of Ubin Day 2002,
Grant Pereira from the Green Volunteers
Photos by Sumita Thiagarajan

Ubin Day 2014 Badge design by Rebecca Lee,
Graduate of School of the Arts

You can watch the highlights of the PM's Ubin Day 2014 in this video:

Here's a glimpse of what happened on Ubin Day 2014. Thanks to Kenneth Pinto!

Keep up with the latest on Ubin Day also on our Facebook page.