First Pulau Ubin Trip!

Ever since Chรขteraisรฉ opens an outlet in AMK Hub, I have been splurging on this new love! ๐Ÿ˜ It’s so fluffy that I’m gonna die!
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Found another restaurant that can BYO wine! Awesome! Helps me clear the bottles at home~ I need more reasons for them! Need more parties/staycations, in other words ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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Miss this lychee champagne that Nad used to helped us buy when she’s still flying! It’s so much more expensive in SG ๐Ÿ˜ฃ
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New read! Borrowed from Ronald ๐Ÿ˜Š

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La Barca @ Goodman Arts Centre

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When you ordered the pizza with most ingredients hence you get less mushroom ๐Ÿ˜”

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Right after a bottle of wine ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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Crushed tarts โค

Was pondering over whether to splurge on this after yoga! I resisted in Japan, but not this time ๐Ÿ˜
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Sadly, they do not have the mille crepe somehow, so I tried the souffle cheesecake~ My first Henri Charpentier! Hope they bring in the mille crepe soon!
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Another Chรขteraisรฉ addiction ๐Ÿ˜

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Atas lunch with Shrine!
Super nice and perfect portion for me!

Hanging out together again at night~ He’s becoming my Friday buddy! Haha!
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Dessert from Tiong Bahru Bakery ๐Ÿ˜‹

Spent the fulfilling Labour Day long weekend with NDPeeps, starting with my virgin trip to Pulau Ubin! And the reason why I took so long to blog this entry is because there are so many photos to sort! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Mostly taken by Miss Lyn and her selfie stick, so the sequence is all jumbled up~ I don’t even remember the exact route that we took now ๐Ÿ˜… But doesn’t matter, I have tried my best to arrange them accordingly.

Setting off in the ferry to the foreign island!
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I don’t know why everyone doesn’t believe that I have not been there before, like it’s a must-visit for all Singaporeans…hmmmm. But oh well, I don’t go for camps and etc so I didn’t have a chance to visit. Finally did! ๐Ÿ˜€
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Planning our route~

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Is that a kangaroo pose?

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Trekking through the forest!

Oh yours truly refused to cycle because it’s all rocky paths, not even proper cycling paths like the parks ๐Ÿ˜’ Prefer to trek than to push the bike 80% of the time. Furthermore I get to see more when I trek! And I love to walk!

Because Mr Chan said this is one of the icons in Pulau Ubin, so we stopped by for a picture~
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Trekked for about about 45 minutes before we reached Chek Jawa Wetlands! This is the part that I wanna visit the most, after editing a clip shot here! (:
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The photographer asked for a fun pose, not a murder ๐Ÿ˜‚

A little mishap, or rather, a memorable incident happened just when I was about to step into Chek Jawaย ๐Ÿ˜† I stopped to take a sip of water, with bag unzipped, and then a monkey came running towards me! I panicked and ran right away, just then my packet of Cheezels fell off from my bag and the monkey snatched it right off the ground! Holy cow! He was so damn fast!!!

And he hurried up the tree with the packet of snack, OPENED IT UP and started munching on the tree ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ I know feeding of monkey is not allowed, but this was completely unintentional! The Cheezels was part of my “picnic snacks” to share with everyone ๐Ÿ˜ฉ
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Still got the cheek to stare at me as you munch on my snack! Tsk tsk!
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It’s kinda cute and amusing though; first time seeing a monkey eating my favourite Cheezels snack…hahaha! I wonder if it’s his first Cheezels! Bet he loves it like I do~ He’s just missing of a beer and TV ๐Ÿ˜

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There goes my Cheezels~

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Mochi, anyone? ๐Ÿ˜

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Spot the 2 dogs ๐Ÿ˜‚

And this is the beautiful house – House No.1 Nobodywhere the filming was done! It’s an introductory video about this place and I even remember that this house is built based on the Tudor architectural style, and that there’s a fireplace inside ๐Ÿ˜Š So even though it’s my first time here, it feels like I’ve already been here before (through the video)! Hehe!
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There! The fireplace! Nobody believes me that this is a real fireplace~ It’s only sealed up because of the bats infesting inside the chimney!
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Anyway it’s such a pretty design that we couldn’t help taking plenty of photos here ๐Ÿ˜€
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Class photo time! Hehe!
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Kanna scolding for being the odd one out again ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Group shotssssss!
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Now some shots with the jetty as well~
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1 more shot with the house!

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View from jetty~

This place reminds us of Montigo and also inspired Lyn to do jump shots again ๐Ÿ˜ช
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We dislike doing jump shots with her because she’s always the one with legs down when we are up! Confirm must jump 348763871 times to get 1 good shot one ๐Ÿ˜ด Damn tiring you know?

These are the passable ones that she selected~ Though my hair was covering my face in the first ๐Ÿ˜ But at least our timings are finally in sync!
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Spending a fruitful day together! ๐Ÿ˜€
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Was taking wefie with Lyn when she commented that there’s not much ้ฃŽๆ™ฏ behind, so I was like, “I’m the ้ฃŽๆ™ฏ lor!” LOL. Which pretty much explains the pose ๐Ÿ˜ I’m just kidding. I’m usually not so thick-skin…HAHAHA.
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Everyone has been turning themselves into different animals these days and this is my first try~ Who has the kitty face? ๐Ÿฑ
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Resting time~! Time to sit and relax, enjoy the view and snap more pictures! ๐Ÿ˜†
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Becoming Mr Chan’s favourite pose ๐Ÿ˜“

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Enjoying our breakfast!

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While the guys snacking away~

Requested for some photos on this rock, cause it’s quite a nice spot to take picture!
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Lyn getting judged again. LOL.

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Mr Model Wannabe~

Continuing our trek to see the crabs!
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All the interesting mangroves~ Some looking like scary claws!
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Spot the crab! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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The nearest point we can get to the sea!
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After much walking, we arrived at the Jejawi Tower and were contemplated whether to climb up or not. Reminds me of the tower in Kukup which some of us refused to climb because we think the scenery wouldn’t be worth it ๐Ÿ˜†

Well, we climbed up in the end and as expected, the view was … mainly trees~
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But okay luh, at least still got sea, just lack of breeze!!!
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Mission accomplished! But TOO HOT!!! If my towel doesn’t explain, just look at Eric and Lyn’s faces ๐Ÿ˜‚
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I’m bringing sweaty back~

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Heading down after a short rest! Saw a couple dabao-ing porridge up there to eat, so lomantic~ How many people have actually eaten porridge with such view?! ๐Ÿ˜†
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Leaving Chek Jawa to head back to where we came from and saw the Cheezels mess caused by the monkey just now…tsk tsk! Wasted my Cheezels!!! The weird thing is, I couldn’t find the packaging! I think he must have brought it along with him so that he knows what to steal at the mama-shop next time ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Saw a huge wild boar too! I am thankful that it was the monkey who came charging at me just now and not this at least ๐Ÿ˜
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Decided to take the longer route back to explore a little bit more~ Ah Gong Eric was reluctant but had no choice except to comply to the energetic us ๐Ÿ˜› Despite walking and sweating so much, I was still okay to continue! I love and miss trekking!!!

But after the monkey incident, we were so cautious of the monkeys now. Did not really dare to snack openly; gotta keep looking around ๐Ÿ˜ And this happened to be an area with lots of monkeys!!!
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I love to look at them from far or from the car, but not to be walking right beside them~ Damn scary! Only snapped photo of the ็œ‹ๆฐด monkey and not the rest because we were all scared of having our phones snatched by the monkeys! ๐Ÿ˜–

Trekked and trekked and we chanced upon this pretty Balai Quarry! I’m surprised that Singapore has such blue water~ I’m too used to seeing the polluted water at our beaches.
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Literally taking photos behind my back…tsk tsk!
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Indeed reminds me of the blue pond in Hokkaido that I did not get to visit… ๐Ÿ˜ฃ
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Looks a bittttt alike with my blue pond postcard right??? ๐Ÿ˜†

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Mamam Campsite!

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Mr Grasshopper

Boomerang-ing Mimosa is actually quite pretty! ๐Ÿ˜€

Nice place for reflection shots if the sky is blue~
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Chanced upon an old provision shop! I really wonder how many cans of drinks they can sell everyday… There was hardly anyone taking the same route as us!
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But being adventurous, we decided to trek aimlessly and even trekked through this forest!
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We actually kinda reached back to our starting point after much walking, but the enthusiastic Lyn still wanted to explore more places, and the rest of us were okay despite skipping lunch, except poor Ah Gong again ๐Ÿ˜† So off we went to Butterfly Hill! Don’t have as many butterflies as I had expected leh.
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This was Pekan Quarry if I’m not wrong!
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Reached Puaka Hill!

Trekking up Puaka Hill to the highest point of Pulau Ubin to catch the view of Ubin Quarry! It was quite a steep and somewhat challenging route because of the loose rocks everywhere.
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But we still did it! ๐Ÿ˜€ A pity it was blocked by fence so the view was only partial~ But even though I am someone who always goes against the rules, safety always comes first to me – there must be a reason why they block it.
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Constipated face

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Not so constipated after all ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Last pic before we head down!

Finally leaving the island after like 6 hours plus of walking! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Sweated so much but it was such a good workout! Very fulfilling day and definitely enjoyed my first Pulau Ubin experience! Hehe!

I was craving for the 10 cents “sng bao” out of a sudden and we managed to find it! Though it costs double the price now…hahaha! 20 cents cheap thrill! ๐Ÿ˜€
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Goodbye Ubin and see you again next time! Haven’t got to explore the other half ๐Ÿ˜œ
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Boarding the ferry back to our other island!
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Had dinner at Pasir Ris before checking out the $1 shots at Michael’s Bar! So egg-cited about it because $1 shot is dirt cheap! Reminds me of my crazy shot-session with Mommeyyyyyyy, which I really miss!
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30 shots! Out to make Lyn drunk…HAHAHA! But too bad the shots ain’t really shots; more like cocktails being poured into shot glasses, so the alcohol content was not as strong as real shots ๐Ÿ˜
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Oh they had my favourite jalapeรฑo cheese there! But again, not up to my standard because it’s not spicy at all ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Not shiok enough!
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But the staff are pretty nice luh. Got us a table even though we did not have a reservation. It’s the angmoh boss from the bar next door that was cranky. But I never believe in degrading myself to the same level by arguing with such fella. Especially when I know the boss of the newly-opened Michael’s Bar was trying to minimise the conflict, because it ain’t gonna do his business any good either~
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Cheers to the long weekend! (((:


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