Pulau Ubin, Singapore – unspoilt island just 15 minutes from city offers a taste of kampong life

In Singapore, 15 minutes is all that’s needed to travel back in time 50 years. That’s how long it takes a bumboat to sail from the Changi Point Ferry Terminal to Pulau Ubin, a 10 sq km (4 square mile) island that’s rooted in the 1960s, the era of indepen­dence. Ubin is wildly different from Singapore Island, with untamed jungle, roaming animals, hilly meadows, glassy lakes and squat, tin-roofed homes without running water or electricity but sugared by the sweet sound of silence.According to…

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