The Great Outdoors: Ubin

Before yesterday’s trip to Pulau Ubin, I cleverly decided to tackle 30 minutes on the treadmill. I suppose I have only myself to blame for the state of my aching muscles right now.

You see, I’d naively thought that scouting out photoshoot locations on the island meant getting onto a minibus, getting off the minibus at a pretty spot, getting back on, rinse and repeat.

These were some activities that I hadn’t counted on:

– Climbing a 20-metre tower to document the view from the top
– Hiking up a series of inclines that were inaccessible by minibus, to get to the best lookout points
– Tramping through hardcore undergrowth and vines, to a mosquito-ridden (but picturesque) mangrove swamp

As I can be a bit of a princess, I booked a pedicure after work just to have an excellent reason to soak my feet in a basin of nice, sweet-smelling water. Said feet are now happy again.

I leave you with a couple of photos as evidence of my morning’s exertions.

Ketam Quarry

Mangrove roots at Batu Kekek

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  1. Alli - March 11, 2011

    Yay for climbing that tower on Ubin. When we got up there there were like 15 kids hanging out. And I think there’s a sign that says max load 19? That’s not really a limit I prefer to get too close to. 🙂

  2. Kris - March 24, 2011

    You should have a “like” button. haha
    Ubin’s really pretty huh, I just don’t appreciate the sweating and the covering up (which in turn encourages more sweating) to keep out the buzzing mozzies.

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