Imagine Ubin Workshop

This is the is the third Leafmonkey workshop of 2014 for existing nature guides and nature volunteers. Nature lovers with no prior experience are also welcome!

Date: 27 April 2014, Sunday 
Time: 9 am - 2 pm
Venue: Pulau Ubin

What is this workshop about?
Pulau Ubin is close to the hearts of many nature lovers and volunteers in Singapore. In response to the upcoming ‘Ubin Project’ chaired by Minister of State Desmond Lee, we hope to contribute to the future plans of Pulau Ubin by offering our ideas and aspirations for the island through this workshop.

This halfday workshop will start with a working visit around Ubin, followed by lunch and brainstorming of ideas, all on Pulau Ubin itself. We hope to inspire more productive discussions and creative ideas through immersing ourselves in the sights, smells and tastes of Ubin! Discussions and ideas from the workshop will then be compiled and shared with the ‘Ubin Project’.

Ria Tan
Ria is the author of the Chek Jawa Guidebook as well as the WildSingapore series of websites. She can be found at every low tide visiting almost every piece of shoreline in Singapore. She can be found writing at the WildShores blog as well.

November Tan
November is an Environmental Geographer by training, nature guide by volition and the founder / coordinator of The Leafmonkey Workshop. 3 generations of her family traces their roots back to Pulau Ubin and she traces hers on Pulau Ubin Stories, a blog started in 2004 to archive stories old and new on Pulau Ubin. She did her undergraduate honors thesis on social capital and networks involved in "Saving Chek Jawa" and has inevitably become part of the same community passionate about Ubin.



Registration is strongly advised as it allows us to better customize the workshop to suit YOUR needs! If you have difficulty submitting your registration on this website, please email us at

Please register by 23 April 2014. Spaces are limited, so register early to avoid disappointment!

8.30am - Registration on Pulau Ubin (Recommended to arrive at Changi Point Ferry Terminal around 8am)
9.00am - Short sharing by speakers
9.30am - Working visit around Pulau Ubin
11.00am - Lunch on Ubin (at your own expense)
12.00pm - Brainstorming session
2.00pm   - End of Workshop


Our workshops are free! Workshops are run by volunteers for volunteers. Participants will have to cover any personal expenses such as the bumboat ride, lunch and any bicycle or van rental cost. Part of the experience of the workshop is finding your way around Ubin. Therefore, the workshop organizers will not be providing any transport or meal arrangements but can provide recommendations, if needed. Feel free to email us if you need further information.

Click here to read more about the workshop objectives, aims and purpose. If you are not sure if the workshop is suitable for you, read here to find out more.

Please read the workshop FAQ which aims to answer any of your other burning questions.

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