Titles and abstracts

Ref: M3
Management of Pulau Ubin
Mr. Robert Teo
Pulau Ubin Branch, National Parks Board

The National Parks Board (NParks) manages the Pulau Ubin Recreation Area and the intertidal flats at Chek Jawa. NParks also monitors the health of the Nature Area designated under the Singapore Green Plan in other parts of Pulau Ubin. The primary objectives in managing Pulau Ubin are to enhance visitor experiences and a sense of community by preserving the rustic and natural charm of the island and providing an integrated network of facilities and programmes for compatible outdoor pursuits. Basic visitor amenities complement nature awareness and community involvement programmes. Baseline data on the island's natural heritage is also being gathered through surveys with the help of volunteers and NGOs. The effective management of Pulau Ubin is dependent on developing strong partnerships and having good support from the people, private and public sectors.