Pesta Ubin 2021: Activities To Learn More About Ubin, Future Of The Past

Pesta Ubin 2021: Free Activities To Learn More About Pulau Ubin
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Pesta Ubin 2021 is back! It’s yet another wonderful opportunity for families and friends to participate in heartfelt, organic and community-led activities that are centred around the iconic island of Pulau Ubin.

This kampung-style “open house” is the highlight of each year of ‘Celebrating Ubin’, which is made possible by the Friends of Ubin Network. Pronounced ‘Pays-ta’, Pesta is Malay for festivals or parties and often describes festivities that bring a community together, such as a cultural celebration. Here are some activities to look out for.


Activities to participate in Pesta Ubin 2021

Virtual Animals Artefacts Exhibition

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Image: Photo by Young Nautilus

What kind of wildlife are we able to spot around Singapore and Pulau Ubin? How about Sharks’ eggs, Horseshoe Crabs’ moults or dried seahorse specimens? Join the Young Nautilus on this virtual learning exhibition session, to observe various animals specimen and learn more about our local marine life.

Date: 4 Sep 2021
Time: 11 am, 12.30 pm
Platform: Virtual Room
Cost: Free
Pre-registration is required.


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Read more about the event here


Kampung Games

Go back to the good old days with UCares Volunteers at the Free Kampung Games booth on 4 Sept 2021! Have fun learning traditional Kampung games such as Chapteh, 5 Stones, zero point, hopscotch and a newly added Hula Hoop game! Take a break from electronics and have some offline fun!

Date: 4 Sep 2021
Time: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Venue: Assembly Area, Pulau Ubin
Cost: Free!
Pre-Registration is required.
Read more about the event here.


Theatre at Ubin: From Then to Now

What Makes A Community? A look at Pulau Ubin’s cultural heritage through photo-voice
Image: Sourcing Within

Did you know there were theatre practitioners training at Ubin quarry back in the 1990s? Join an interesting talk by Sourcing Within about theatre and performer training on Ubin in the 90s, and see how the search for performer training continues with current practitioners through a performative presentation. There will also be a short Q&A at the end of the session.

Date: 5 Sep 2021
Time: 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Venue: Zoom
Cost: Free
Registration is required
Read more about the event here.


Pesta Ubin x Latip Hussain: Pottery Demonstration & Ubin Artworks

Join artist Latip Hussain as he raises awareness among visitors about Pulau Ubin with the creative uses of clay through pottery demonstration and artwork display. Latip’s wife is a native of Pulau Ubin, thus making Pulau Ubin one of the main sources of Latip’s work.

Date: 5 Sep 2021
Time: 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Platform: Zoom
Language: Conducted in English and Bahasa Melayu
Cost: Free
Registration is required.
Read more about the event here.


What Makes A Community? A look at Pulau Ubin’s cultural heritage through photo-voice

What Makes A Community? A look at Pulau Ubin’s cultural heritage through photo-voice
Image: Singapore Heritage Society

The Singapore Heritage Society is organising activities to connect current and former residents, assist residents in the repair of buildings, document and research intangible and built heritage, as well as public education. They hope to revitalise the living heritage of Pulau Ubin through the kampung community, and their homes.

Date: 10 Sep 2021
Time: 8 pm to 9.30 pm
Venue: Zoom
Cost: Free
Registration is required.

Read more about the event here.


Pekan Quarry: Then and Now

Ever wondered how Ubin quarries were liked in the past? Learn about the history of quarries on Ubin and how they have now been transformed into wildlife habitats where biodiversity thrives. This Pesta Ubin 2021 event is organised by NParks and will be presented by Mr Noel Thomas. Registration for the event closes on 9 Sep 2021, 12 pm.

Date: 11 Sep 2021
Time: 4 pm
Venue: Zoom Webinar / YouTube Live
Cost: Free
Registration is required for Zoom Webinar.
Read more about the event here.


Shorebirds of Ubin

Can you identify the various migratory shorebirds? Pulau Ubin is one important stopover location for these migrating birds. Join Mr David Li from NParks in a fascinating talk about migratory shorebirds and how they make their annual long-distance journey in search of warmer places to spend the winter. Registration for the event closes on 9 Sep 2021, 12pm

Date: 11 Sep 2021
Time: 1.30pm
Venue: Zoom Webinar / YouTube Live
Cost: Free!.
Registration is required for Zoom Webinar.
Read more about the event here


OBS Virtual Adventure Heritage & Environmental Trail

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Image: OBS

Join OBS to gain exclusive access to heritage gems at the western part of Pulau Ubin that are usually out of bounds to the public. Discover evidence of civilisation, significant development of events, practices of the older generations and the way forward for our younger generations through the exploration of heritage finds along the way.

Date: 11 Sep 2021
Time: 10 am to 11.30 am
Venue: Zoom
Cost: Free!
Registration is required. Limited slots are available.

Read more about the event here.

Find out more about Pesta Ubin 2021 at the website here.


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