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Ketam MTB Trail
The Ketam trail is Singapore’s first purpose built mountain biking trail, located on an offshore island around a disused quarry. One would need to hop on a bumboat at Changi Point Ferry Terminal, and pay $4.50 for a one-way trip to Pulau Ubin jetty, and ride for about 15 min Westwards to reach Ketam bike park (follow the road signs). This is probably the best mountain biking trail in all of Singapore, and going to Ketam is always an adventure.
Conceptualized in 2003, Ketam was designed with IMBA standards in mind, with trails rated green circle, blue square, black diamond and double black diamond to reflect varying technical difficulty to better guide and challenge cyclists.
The bike park was built at a cost of $1m, and consisted of 10km of MTB trails of varying difficulty, with the main 5km plus loop being extremely nice and flowy, with some lungbusting climbs such as ‘lactate’ and rewarding downs such as ‘china bowl’ as well as ‘Black cobra drop’. There is also a skills park, which sadly, is little used these days.
Ketam bike park is a glowing example of how a proper MTB trail should be done, with proper riding flow and sustainability in mind.
How to get there
Located at Pulau Ubin. To access Pulau Ubin, you will need to reach Changi Ferry Terminal. Carparks are available there so driving is not an issue. The ferry ride over to Pulau Ubin is $4.50 ( $2.50 for a person and $2.00 for the bike ). The return ride will also cost the same amount.
On the island, cycle westwards and you should find the Ketam MTB trail.