What is Pesta Ubin?  

Pesta Ubin is a kampung-style Open House at Singapore’s last rustic island, Pulau Ubin
Community coming together for Pesta Ubin 2017. 
Photo by MJ Mohammad

Pesta Ubin is the highlight of each year of  'Celebrating Ubin', which is made possible by the Friends of Ubin Network (FUN). FUN brings together those who are committed to working together for Ubin. Pronounced ‘Pays-ta’, Pesta is Malay for festival or party. Pesta often describes festivities that bring a community together, such as a wedding; or a cultural celebration. (It is NOT an Italian dish: which is ‘pasta’.)

What's special about Pesta Ubin? 
Once a year, people who love Ubin step up to share with the public their special slice of Pulau Ubin. Pesta Ubin activities are heartfelt, organic and led by the community. 
Balik Chek Jawa for Pesta Ubin 2017
The community who cares of Chek Jawa 
coming together for Balik Chek Jawa 2017.

Ubin's unique charms are passionately highlighted in Pesta Ubin activities. Its culture, kampung life, nature and wildlife, Ubin land and sea. From sports and nature, to heritage and arts, for families and youths. From Ubin Town to the quarries, and the waters around Pulau Ubin. Morning, noon and night! These activities celebrate Ubin, and shows how everyone can make a difference for Ubin. Get a taste of the kinder, gentler way of life on Ubin during Pesta Ubin. Leave the city attitude behind, and get with The Ubin Way. 
Ubin Town, Pulau Ubin next to the Ubin Jetty
Upon arriving at Pulau Ubin, leave all your cares behind!

History of Pesta Ubin 

The first Ubin Open House was for one day and called Ubin Day. The first Ubin Day was held in April 2002 organised by Grant Pereira with the Singapore Environment Council. There was a second Ubin Day in 2003.

Ubin Day 2014
More than a decade later, Ubin Day was revived in 2014 as part of the Friends of Ubin Network (FUN). Thanks to the support of 31 organising groups who contributed activities to make Ubin Day a success. The day was officially opened by PM Lee who spent the day engaging in various activities around the island! Here's the Ubin Day 2014 report
PM engaging in conversation with the founder of Ubin Day 2002, 
 Grant Pereira from the Green Volunteers 
Photo by Sumita Thiagarajan

Ubin Day 2015

Ubin Day 2015 was held over a weekend, with even more activities offered by 34 Organising Groups. Here's the Ubin Day 2015 Report
Kampung Photo Booth for Ubin Open House, 2015
The Kampung Photo Booth was a popular spot to get into the kampung spirit at Ubin Open House! 

Pesta Ubin 2016
Ubin Day 2015 was such a success that in 2016, Ubin Open House was held for five weeks! And it was called Pesta Ubin 2016. Here's the Pesta Ubin 2016 report

Pesta Ubin 2017
The second Pesta Ubin was held over 10 weeks with even more fun and community happenings! Here's the Pesta Ubin 2017 report

Pesta Ubin 2018
The third Pesta Ubin was held over 4 weeks. Here's the Pesta Ubin 2018 report.
Looking back at Pesta Ubin 2018

Pesta Ubin 2019 
The fourth Pesta Ubin was held over 7 weeks with even more awesome, fun and enjoyable happenings! It is also the first time where 7 Community Coordinators come together to bring a wonderful and enjoyable Pesta Ubin 2019. Here's the Pesta Ubin 2019 report

What happened to Ubin Day?
Ubin Day is still celebrated, as a special day during Pesta Ubin. 

MORE about Pesta Ubin
Keep up with the latest on Pesta Ubin also on our Facebook page and Instagram

More about Ubin
Pulau Ubin is open every day. Here's more about what to see and do on Ubin.

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