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Straits of Johor

Lone boat in the Straits of Johor

Lone boat in the Straits of Johor

The Straits of Johor separate Singapore from Malaysia. There are also several small islands that can be found in this thin stretch of ocean. I took a ferry from Singapore to visit Pulau Ubin. In only fifteen or so minutes we were across the straits to the beautiful offshore island.

I enjoyed a bike ride and hiking at several stops before heading back to mainland Singapore. The ferry leaves just about any time at least 12 people are queued up. It is a must see in Singapore and a great way to get into the jungle, which is a nice break from the great metropolis, which is found on the mainland.

After biking through lush jungles, and seeing wild pigs, monitor lizards, and impressive bird life, it was hard to believe I was in one of the most densely populated countries in the world. I definitely would return to this island and explore more as my time was limited. I would love to stay or even camp on this island in the Straits of Johor in order to explore further.

Adventure on!


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