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So many Singaporeans as well as tourists from around the world come to Pulau ubinn for enjoying it’s beauty, amazing weather, closeness to nature, bum-boat, cycling, bike riding and sea food. Especially those from Singapore, it’s a well known rural getaway destination with so many amazing things to experience along with a chance to know the real, rustic Singapore village time that was in the decade of 1960s. Many sites on Pulau ubin have historical significance and have mysteries ingrained which many of us do not really know. More information visit this link: – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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7 historical facts about Pulau Ubin you never
knew
  • So many Singaporeans as well as tourists from
    around the world come to Pulau ubinn for enjoying
    its beauty, amazing weather, closeness to
    nature, bum-boat, cycling, bike riding and sea
    food.

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  • Especially those from Singapore, its a well
    known rural getaway destination with so many
    amazing things to   experience along with a
    chance to know the real, rustic Singapore village
    time that was in the decade of 1960s. Many sites
    on Pulau ubin have historical significance and
    have mysteries ingrained which many of us do not
    really know.

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  • To help our loyal readers, we have collected some
    historical and mystery facts about Pulau Ubin
    that would amaze you.

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  • 1. In 1825, exactly one year after Singapore was
    ceded to the British, Dr John Crawfurd the
    Resident, made an expedition trip around the
    island, Pulau Ubin or Obin as it was spelt, to
    take formal possession of it. On 4 August 1825,
    they landed in Pulo Obin, hoisted a British Flag
    there, and fired a 21-gun salute.

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  • The occupants then were a few local woodcutters
    who lived in huts. It is believed that a certain
    Encik Endun Senin who had been living along
    Kallang River, had initiated the major move for
    local settlers to the island in the 1880s.
    Chinese quarry workers soon followed. In 2000,
    there were 250 residents on the island most of
    whom were fishermen.

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  • 2. On the evening of 7 February, 1942, during
    World War II, the Japanese Army occupied Pulau
    Ubin and the next day, began a heavy bombardment
    on Changi itself.
  • The Changi fortress artillery replied with great
    intensity but with little effect, destroying only
    rubber trees on the island.

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  • Despite these actions the Japanese had no real
    intentions of landing in the east. It was a
    tactic merely to distract the British. That night
    the enemy made their assault across the narrowest
    part of the Johore Strait, and the standby
    defenders of Changi had to stand idle, while the
    Japanese rapidly breezed through, and gained a
    stranglehold on the western part of Singapore
    island.
  • Ubin Jetty (1965)

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  • 3. Since the British founding of Singapore, the
    island has been known for its granite. The
    numerous granite quarries on the island supply
    the local construction industry. The granite
    outcrops are particularly spectacular from the
    sea because their grooves and fluted sides create
    furrows and ridges on each granite rock slab.
    These features are captured in John Turnbull
    Thomsons 1850 painting Grooved stones on Pulo
    Ubin near Singapore.

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  • 4. Most of the quarries are not in operation
    today and are being slowly recolonised by
    vegetation or filled with water. Apart from
    quarrying, farming and fishing were the principal
    occupations of the inhabitants of the island in
    the past. It is also called Selat Tebrau (tebrau
    is a kind of large fish). In the 1970s as the
    granite quarries closed down and jobs dwindled,
    residents began leaving.

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  • 5. Most of the quarries are not in operation
    today and are being slowly recolonised by
    vegetation or filled with water. Apart from
    quarrying, farming and fishing were the principal
    occupations of the inhabitants of the island in
    the past. It is also called Selat Tebrau (tebrau
    is a kind of large fish). In the 1970s as the
    granite quarries closed down and jobs dwindled,
    residents began leaving.

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  • 6. Located at the eastern tip of Pulau Ubin,
  • House No. 1
  • is believed to be Singapores only  remaining
    authentic Tudor-style house with a working
    fireplace. It  is a A unique pre-war structure,
    it was variously called the English
    Bungalow/Cottage and House No. 1. A delightful
    home under pine trees, with its own jetty, it has
    a great view of Pulau Sekudu and mainland
    Singapore. 

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  • The two-storey building has a lovely airy
    verandah and comes complete with fireplace. It
    was built in the 1930s in the English
    Lytyensequeor Tudor style.  Built in the 1930s by
    the then Chief Surveyor, Langdon Williams, as a
    holiday retreat. The architecture is Tudor-style,
    with adaptations to the tropical climate, and is
    similar to the cottages built in tea plantations
    during the British colonial era.

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  • The architecture is Tudor-style, with adaptations
    to the tropical climate, and is similar to the
    cottages built in tea plantations during the
    British colonial era. Other accounts it was said
    be originally be the vacation home for the
    resident British medical officer. It is said the
    home was later taken over by a rubber company and
    the local rubber estate manager stayed in it.

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  • 7. The German Girls Shrine holds the remains of
    a German girl who died in 1914 when she
    accidentally fell off a steep cliff whilst
    running away from the
  • British who had come to take over the plantation.
    It is said that her body was discovered the next
    day, covered in ants and buried at the beach
    where she was found. 

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  • They call her the German Girl, or the Nadu
    Guniang a Malay-Chinese appropriation of the
    words Datuk and Miss. She makes her home in a
    yellow shack by an Assam tree, among carpets of
    lallang and grass. The villagers kept seeing her
    ghost so her remains were moved to a nearby
    Chinese shrine and kept in an urn. The remains
    were eventually looted, but the urn remains. The
    place Pulau Ubins south-western plains.

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  • Do you know any other historical facts about
    Pulau ubin that you think that the readers of
    this blog must know? Doo comment or get in touch
    with us and lets make  the world educated about
    so many  interesting things about this island.

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  • More information visit this link
  • http//pulauubinbrt.com/7-historical-facts-about-p
    ulau-ubin-you-never-knew/

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