360º Pulau Ubin - Singapore, October 2009

So here we all are on our first day of our first major holiday in 15 years hanging out at the First Stop restaurant, on the island of Pulau Ubin, drinking fresh lime juice and about to eat some of the best seafood you can imagine with two old friends we hadn't seen in years. Kelly and I had decided at the last minute to leave a bit earlier on our holiday and catch the Grand Prix in Singapore. We had worked with Mark Webber for a number of years on his racing and challenge websites but we had never seen him actually race. About a week before we left I received an email from an old colleque who I hadn't seen for years, Malcolm Young, who said if we were ever in Singapore to say hi. Much to my surprise and delight when I called him and told him that we were coming for the race he told me that Joe Gareri, another old and dear friend was flying in from Chanai in India for the race too.

We arranged to meet on our first day in Singapore and Malcolm said we should head off to Pulau Ubin for some great seafood. Pulau Ubin is a small island situated in the north east of Singapore and it's one of the last rural areas to be found in Singapore, with an abundance of natural flora and fauna.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulau_Ubin

To get there you have to take a bumboat from Changi Jetty (now called Changi Point Ferry Terminal),which is near the Changi Village Hawker Centre.You pay $2.50 and wait for 12 people to show up (doesn't take long) and off you go. It's a great day trip, unfortunately we didn't get to ride bicycles around the island so it's on our agend the next time we go.

Tony Redhead

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