Pesta Ubin 2020: Celebrating & Remembering Pulau Ubin

Pesta Ubin 2020: Celebrating & Remembering Pulau Ubin
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Pesta Ubin 2020 is back with a new spin. The annual festival, which celebrates all-things Pulau Ubin, is going virtual with online activities to remember the rustic island off the northeastern coast of Singapore.

Being held from 12 to 26 September, Pesta Ubin 2020’s theme is “Remembering Pulau Ubin” and draws attention to the island which once had a population of over 3,000 villagers, of which less than 50 remain.

This year’s events include virtual tours, talks by nature groups and painting sessions. Here’s some of Pesta Ubin 2020’s programme highlights.

Pesta Ubin 2020 Highlights

Wan Go Jalan? with Syazwan Majid

Wan Go Jalan? with Syazwan Majid - Pesta Ubin 2020
Image: Wan’s Ubin Journal

12 & 26 September, 10 am to 1 pm
Live on Wan’s Ubin Journal Facebook Page

Join Syazwan, who traces his roots back to the Pulau Ubin community, as he brings you on a live virtual tour to discover the beauty of Kampung Sungei Durian and Kampung Surau at Pulau Ubin. Details.

Hornbills and More with Alphana Ahuja

Hornbills and More with Alphana Ahuja - Pesta Ubin 2020
Image: Pesta Ubin website

12 September, 11.30 am to 12.30 pm
Live on Zoom

Pulau Ubin is home to different species of bird. In this Pesta Ubin 2020 event, join artist Alpanan live as she draws the birds found on the island with a focus on hornbills. Children will also learn facts about the birds as they join along. Get details and register here.

Outdoor Ethics Sharing Session

Better Trails
Image: Better Trails

26 September, 9 am to 10 am
Live on Zoom and Facebook

Better Trails will be introducing ways to reduce your impact when visiting outdoor environments and how to adopt the Leave No Trace principle for your next adventure! Registration is required. Details.

Pulau Ubin Heritage Virtual Tour

Kampong Tour – 20 May 2017

20 September, 9.30 am to 11.30 am
Live on Zoom

Organised by Kawan Ubin and the Singapore Heritage Society, the Pulau Ubin Heritage Virtual Tour will provide an introduction to the tangible and intangible heritage of Pulau Ubin. This will be shared through Google Street view, old photos and stories from residents about life on Pulau Ubin. Details.

The Importance of Pulau Ubin for Bird Conservation

26 September, 2 pm to 3 pm
Live on Zoom

Join the Nature Society of Singapore as they share about the birds of Pulau Ubin, recent discoveries on the island and its importance when it comes to bird conservation. Details.

To find out more, visit the Pesta Ubin 2020 website.