Journalist's notebook: Ubin, far more than an escape for humans, is a refuge for wildlife too

An oriental pied hornbill takes flight on Pulau Ubin.
An oriental pied hornbill takes flight on Pulau Ubin.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
A blue-winged pitta is seen at Butterfly Hil on Pulau Ubin during a night walk.
A blue-winged pitta is seen at Butterfly Hil on Pulau Ubin during a night walk.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - The Pulau Ubin of our childhood was a place where we could show off how tough we were to our friends, whether it was cycling on unpaved trails there, or going through the Outward Bound Singapore adventure camp.

But as we found out during this assignment, the island is far more important than just being a place of escape for city-dwellers.

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