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Wan's Ubin Journal will be turning 5 on July 21st, 2023! I would like to thank everybody who have been with me on this journey over the years, who have seen how this blog — and in extension — how I've grown as a person; as a descendant of the Ubin Orang Pulau, sharing what he loves of his mother's former island home.

WUJ could not have reached this special milestone if not for your blessings and unwavering support. Thank you, and here's to more wonderful years of celebrating our Ubin Orang Pulau community, culture, and heritage, together.

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Pulau Ubin

is the island where hundreds of Orang Pulau — including my mom — call home. This is our story.

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Final farewell to Pak Teh

إِنَّا ِلِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ Surely we belong to Allah, and verily to Him do we return. My maternal uncle, Haji Musa Bin...

Trees of the World 2022

I'd like to thank NParks for extending their invitation to me to be a part of the Trees of the World exhibition at the Singapore Botanic...

Till death do us unite

From the earth We created you, and into it We will return you, and from it We will bring you back again — Quran 20:55 If you have ever...

If not for our kampungs

If not for our kampungs, would we truly understand what it means to live as a community? Gotong-royong is an intangible characteristic of...

Ubin's First Inhabitants

Pulau Ubin was first inhabited by the Orang Laut and Malays of Bugis and Javanese descent in the 16th to 17th century. A look at the...

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Heritage Hikes

Get your hiking shoes on as you travel around eastern Pulau Ubin with me and learn more about the rich history behind the Orang Pulau community here.

Project Gotong Royong

Show off your gotong-royong spirit as you assist our community in upkeeping their beautiful kampung houses and courtyards!

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In Memoriam

We remember the Ubin Orang Pulau who have left us.

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Awards and Certifications

Jul 2022

Hilang Hero

Wan's Ubin Journal is humbled to have received a Certificate of Appreciation officiated by Mediacorp Suria and Element Pictures for "efforts and commitment in conserving culture, heritage and traditions in Singapore".

Oct 2020

Municipal Services Awards 2020

Wan's Ubin Journal — in collaboration with "Kawan Ubin" — is humbled to have been awarded the OneService Municipal Services Office "Municipal Services Awards 2020" under the Community Category for "Pesta Raya@Ubin".

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