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Pulau Bukom

Country
Singapore
State
Singapore (General)
City
Pulau Bukom
Type of Location
Multiple
About Location

Pulau Bukom, also known as Pulau Bukum, is a small island located about five kilometres to the south of the main island of Singapore, off the Straits of Singapore. The size of Pulau Bukom is about 1.45 km².

Pulau Bukom is also known as Pulau Bukom Besar, which has a small companion islet to its south called Pulau Bukom Kechil. The island's name is thought to come from the Malay name for a seashell called rangkek bukom, which is wide at one end and tapers to a narrow point, the shape of the island prior to land reclamation.

Bukum is said to be the same as hukum, and there is a tradition that the Raja used to try cases on the island, hence the name, probably through the intermediate form berhukum.

Pulau Bukom appears in Franklin and Jackson's 1828 map as Po. Bukum. The island, originally a mangrove swamp, was also a source of fresh water for ships. In 1884, a trader named Gagino established a water company on the island to supply water to passing ships.

The island is currently the site of the Shell's oil refinery and plants for manufacture of chemicals. Shell's association with the island dates back to 1891, when the company used the island to store kerosene. Shell is currently extending its facilities on the island.
 



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How to Reach

By Train

Alight at HarbourFront Station on North East line and proceed out to ground floor main door and the bus-stop is just a distance away from the taxi stand.Take the bus service 10 or 30 to head towards the terminal.

By Bus

Alight at Seah Im Road bus terminal located opposite to HarbourFront Centre (HFC).
SBS Bus: 10, 30, 61, 97, 100, 131,143,145 & 166.  Alight at bus stop in front of the HarbourFront Centre (HFC).
    
By Air

Seletar Airport  in the city and State of Singapore is the first international airport, it was completed in 1929, and be substituted by Kallang Airport(already closed) in 1937, nowadays, it is reuesd as another international airport mainly for chartered flights. It is located in Seletar in the north-eastern area of the main island, and is operated by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. There has been a proposal to extend its runway to 2,000m, so as to be able to receive the Boeing 737

Key places to visit
Underwater World, Keppel Bay, Pulau Tekong, Holland Village, Labrador Nature Reserve


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Places to Visit

Underwater World

Underwater World Singapore, situated on Sentosa Island of Singapore, is a unique and well-known oceanarium showcasing some 2500 marine life from 250 species from around the regions and is extremely popular with all our visitors for providing fun, leisure and educational experiences. Since our opening in 1991, close to 30 million visitors have been won over by our exhibits. With our aim to provide every visitor with a unique fun filled experience, Underwater World Singapore is actively involved in regular product renewal and program innovation.

At Underwater World Singapore, a 'voyage to the bottom of the sea' begins at the water’s edge, with shallow rock turtle and ray pools. Be greeted next by brightly colored corals and exotic ocean dwellers (including moray eels, sea dragons and jelly fishes) before you embark on a spectacular underwater journey through our 83-metre-long moving travelator with a tunnel housing the majestic rays, fearsome sharks, great shoals of other fishes and a host of other creatures that inhabit the ocean depths. At the end of the underwater tunnel experience, do not miss out on the rare opportunity to exchange some playful glances with our graceful dugong, Gracie. Also look out for the latest themed exhibit in our changing exhibit hall on the first level. The current theme is the "Living Fossils" exhibiting various unique and amazing marine and freshwater creatures, whose ancestors appeared more than a few hundreds of millions years ago!

Keppel Bay

Keppel Bay is well poised to transform Singapore southern shoreline into a world-class waterfront precinct comparable to the world's most exclusive waterfront developments. When fully developed, it will comprise of approximately 2,900 homes, among them is Reflections at Keppel Bay, iconic waterfront condominium designed by the world renowned architect, Daniel Libeskind and the FIABCI award winning Caribbean at Keppel Bay. With a blend of exclusive residential, shopping, leisure, entertainment and dedicated marina amenities, Keppel Bay is envisaged to be a vibrant, integrated waterfront hub for work, live, laugh and play.

Located just a five-minute drive away from the Central Business District, Keppel Bay is part of the vibrant waterfront city in southern Singapore comprising Sentosa and Resorts World at Sentosa, HarbourFront and Vivo City, Singapore's largest entertainment and recreation hub.

Keppel Bay enjoys the rare confluence of location strengths - of being near the city yet within one of Singapore's best-loved nature and recreation enclaves. Combining the best in waterfront and urban lifestyles, Keppel Bay redefines premier waterfront living befitting Singapore's position as a vibrant global city

Pulau Tekong

Pulau Tekong is the largest of Singapore's outlying islands with an area of 24.43 km², and the island is still expanding due to land reclamation works on its southern and northwestern coasts which will eventually subsume many of its surrounding small islets, including Pulau Tekong Kechil.

Pulau Tekong is found off Singapore's northeastern coast, east of Pulau Ubin. Geographically, it is nearer to Johor, Malaysia than the Singapore mainland itself. The Pulau Tekong Reservoir is also on the island.

Holland Village

Holland Village is a small busy enclave near the Buona Vista MRT Station close to the Queenstown area in Singapore. A popular venue for younger Singaporeans and expatriates, it is dominated by and often visited solely for its eateries and watering holes, along with some specialist shops selling non-traditional wares. The place is sometimes referred as "Holland V". Holland Village will get its own MRT station in 2010 with the same name. The low-rise enclave is surrounded by high-rise HDB flats. In Holland Village there are movable barricades in the street as an anti-terrorism measure.

Labrador Nature Reserve

Labrador Nature Reserve is an oasis of tranquility and natural wonders. The park offers a picturesque view of the sea. A path built on the edge of the secondary forest provides a prime view of the cliff side vegetation coupled with a panoramic view of the sea. It is not uncommon to hear songs of a variety of bird species, including the Oriental Magpie-robin and Black-naped Oriole. While you are taking a leisurely stroll along one of the nature trails, you can spot squirrels scurrying up trees.

Right Time to Visit

October - January

Temperature

February - April -> 30(°C) - Summer
October - December -> 20(°C) - Spring


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