Few of Singapore’s offshore islands are of any significant size, and those that exist tend to be confined to industrial or military use (Sentosa being the extravagant exception). Not so PULAU UBIN. Covering an area of ten square kilometres, it’s a pleasant anachronism offering a taste of what rural Singapore was like half a century ago, and is managed as a national park. The island warrants a half-day visit for its wetland site, Chek Jawa, and for its scattering of quaint wooden bungalows – though the scenery may underwhelm if you’ve been to kampongs in Malaysia or Indonesia.