Break out those bikes baby, it is time to island hop to the island of yesterday.  Known as Singapore's Last Kampung, the island of Pulau Ubin is worth the trip!  

Mangroves, jungle, rivers...oh my!  The day-tripper is an easy one and packed with nature fun for the whole family (babies included)!  The island itself is protected from redevelopment, creating a haven for eco-loving families and adventure seekers.  Prepare to feast your eyes on Singapore in the 1960's and explore the time-warped island for the kiddos.


*  Cheap Maritime Thrills:  Bumboat ride to/from the main island to Pulau Ubin. The kids love it!

*  Biking Fun:  Rent bikes upon arrival at Comfort Bicycle Rental and Trading and explore the island's mangroves, organic gardens and trails. The bikes are available in all sizes (kids included).  If you are biking with babies and toddlers, they offer special seats on the adult bikes.  Just remember to bring your own helmet!

*  Kayaking Kiddies:  If you are looking to explore by sea, check out Ubin Kayak (minimum age is 5 years old).

*  Check Jawa Wetlands:  Say hello to mudskippers and birdies galore at this impressive haven for nature.  You can follow the signs to Chek Jawa via bike or take a mini-bus taxi.  Upon arrival, explore the boardwalks and observation tower...impressive?  We think so!  Little Steps tip: get there at low tide.

*  Lunch in Ubin:  Take a coffee break or enjoy a full alfresco lunch.  There are plenty of fresh seafood restos and open-air options.

Click here for the NY Times article on Pulau Ubin from January 2, 2014.