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Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Visit to Pulau Ubin.

Hi Pals,

I am going to introduce to you one of our small islands, Pulau Ubin. The pictures were taken 2 weeks ago. I hope you will enjoy this post.

In order to get to Pulau Ubin, we have to take the bum boat. This is the harbor that the we board the boat. Per ride cost only SGD2.50.
Gussie, these pictures are for you. This is how bum boats look like. I do not know why it is called bum boat. Perhaps its because these boats are always parked alongside one another and the waves from the sea causes them to bum against one another. So, one of the characteristic of these bum boat is that there are tyres tied by its side to protect the side of the boats
A closer look at the bum boat.
We have boarded the bum boat. See you later, Singapore main land.

We reach Ubin about 10 mins later. It looks like we have step back in time for 20 years. The following pictures are going to show you what Singapore was like 20 years ago.
This is how a Rainforest look like. See, so many trees growing in water. There are lots of mosquitoes too so remember to bring along insect repellent if you have a chance to visit Ubin one day.

Can you guess what this is?
Its a petrol kiosk. Can you believe it?

We rented a bicycle with basket big enough for me to ride in.

Can you guess what these people were doing?
These people are bird watchers.
Please enlarge this picture and you can see little white spots at the other side of the lake. Those are some sort of cranes.

There are several residents on the island who sell drinks at their house. You can get soft drinks and refreshing coconut drinks easily.
This is the uncle whom we bought a coconut drink from and we saw him doing this. He told us that the root of this plants can treat blood cancer and it took him 1 year grow them. He has some other herbs that he said that is good for treating liver cancer. I have no idea if these herbs really work but according to him, many people was cured by this herbs.

As we cycle further, it started to rain suddenly.
Look at how heavy the rain was.

We found a shelter to take cover in while waiting for the rain to stop.
It was a long wait. We were at the shelter look at the rain and trees for about 45mins before the rain stops.
This is the bicycle that took us around.

At the end of the trip we were back to the harbor. We did not manage to take much pictures as we decided on this trip that very morning and jie jie's batteries wasn't charged. We bought some batteries from the shop but these alkaline battery dun last long on our digital camera. I promise to take more pictures if I visited the place again.

Bye, Pulau Ubin...

Jie jie did another painting. She has stolen pictures from one of our DWB pals' blog. Can you guess who they are?

Sorry for the lack of post. I have been having a bad tummy for the past few days. Jie jie says if I dun get well by tomorrow, I am going to visit my vet again and she refuse to give me my favourite fish treats. She gave me an extra teaspoon of Manuka Honey instead. Hoomans are just strange. They bring you to the vet when you dun poo and also bring you to the vet when you poo more... Whats up in their head? I really dun understand... Sigh... I got to rest now. I hope to recover by tomorrow.




Amber-Mae said...

Pulau Ubin looks like a really neat place to go to! It reminds me of Adeline's Resort. Back to nature kinda thing ya know? Hey! That's Maggie & Mitch! Great artwork! Your Mom is really good.

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Faya said...

Oh Snowball I am so sorry for your tummy. I hope you will feel better soon.
You are living in a beautiful country. It is marvelous. I love to watch your pictures. It is like I am there with you ! Everything is so nice (ok, exept the mosquitos...).
Great Job ! It is Maggie & Mitch !
Kisses, Faya

Peanut said...

What a lovely little trip. What a lovely painting also. We hope you feel better soon.

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Woo asked how I look beawootiful all the time?

By looking at WOO!


Lady Kaos said...

That looks like a fun place and it's Maggie & Mitch!!!
Jie jie does great work!!!!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

You certainly had a wonderful trip. We love the pictures...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, that's us, Snowball! Can we please have permission to put Jie Jie's beautiful artwork on our sidebar? We are so honored! Thank you, thank you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

Hi, Snowball!
Thanks for the tour! I loved all the pictures!
Yes, Maggie and Mitch!
Good job Jie Jie!
Kisses and hugs

Moco said...

We enjoyed your travelogue. It looked like a wonderful time.
That is Maggie and Mitch. A very fine job.
We will add you to our circle of healing vibes. Get well, friend!

Deefor said...

That is a very nice place. Thank you for sharing it with me. Hope you're better soon.


Simba said...

What a great trip! Hope you are feeling better.

Simba x

JB's Big World said...

Thanks for sharing these photos of your country. My mom loves to see them. Mom has a friend who lives in Singpore for a couple years now. We hear it is a beautiful country. You look very cute riding in that basket.
And the painting JieJie did is very good! AT first glance I thought it was maybe Maggie and Mitch?

Rambo said...

I am sorry you have a tummy ache. I had one not too long ago, only I was throwing up yellow foam. YUK!
Feel better soon. Love

Asta said...

I'm sowwy youw tummy hasn't been well..I hope it wecovews vewy soon!!
I'm sending you healing smoochie kisses
pee ess tell youw JieJie, Mommi loves hew painting, and so do I

Poopsie Blue said...

Enjoyed your tour & do hope that tummy of yours is okay.
Maggie & Mitch are two of my fav.Aires - love JIE-jie picture!

Pats & pets

the 4 Bs said...

hi Snowball, is that a painting of Maggie & Mitch? it's really beautiful.

your trip back in time looked like a lot of fun. that's an interesting place and we liked seeing the pictures of it.

we hope your tummy will feel better soon.


Momo and Pinot said...

Snowball!! We saw your JieJie's painting on Maggie and Mitch's blog this afternoon!! That is fascinating work!!!

Momo & Pinot

Lacy said...

w00f's Snowball, me so sorry u not been feelin good, me hopes u feels better now..jie jie did a pawtastic job on the painting of maggie and mitch...and ur picksurs iz bute ti looks like a fun place to visit...

b safe,

Hammer said...

Dear Snowball
Thank you for sharing your photos of your bum boat trip to Ubin. Mum is certain the herbs will work that the uncle is growing to cure cancer.
I'm sorry to hear that you have a sick tummie. I'm sorry too it has taken me so long to visit you.
Mum says thank you very much for your kisses .. they are helping her get through each day better.
Please take very good care of yourself coz I won't be back blogging until 2009. I will miss you.
Love from Hammer

Joe Stains said...

Our Mom went to school with a girl from Pulau!!

Asta said...

Pulau suwe looks bootiful..I wish I could see it in pawson..btw..Mommi says JieJie is evewybit as good a paintew as she is..
I hope you had a pawsome weekend
smoochie kisses

Ronin_The_Pug said...

Hey Snowball! Wow Pulau loooooks so beautiful! Great photos!

Oh hope your tummy is better!


Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

We hope you are well now.

Boy n Baby

Mack said...

Looks like you had such a fun vacation!

I hope your tummy gets better soon!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We had a great time chasing those sheep.. Even Callie got a bit of a chance but she like the "sheep treats" like Louie...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Maggie said...

i think it should be maggie and mitch!
mommy has been to pulau ubin before...for outward bound singapore..
she said it was really muddy in there..
HAHA..poor mommy

umekotyan said...

Good evening snowball.
I'm sorry for my slow visit. m( __ __ )m
Pulau Ubin is a great place.
Strength of tropical rain is seen.
And, it worries about the condition's of the stomach badness very much.
I pray that I improve early.
As for a wonderful physical condition, I can feel the world happy.

from loved ume tyan

Patience-please said...

Oh Snowball, we sure do hope you are feeling better. Our dear Maria is off to the vet today. She has a bad tummy too.
The servant will email you about the collar when we get back from the vet. This is OUR laptop, and she needs to be on HER computer.

wags from the worried whippets

Lacy said...

w0-0f's Snowy, have jie jie check ur gmail email...if its not right, let mama no and she will try to send again..

b safe,