18km of flat water (ok, so maybe there was about 2 inch waves on the way to the finish) around Pulau Ubin.
Legend has it that Pulau Ubin was formed when three animals from Singapore (a frog, a pig and an elephant) challenged each other to a race to reach the shores of Johor. The animals that failed would turn to stone. All three came across many difficulties and were unable to reach the shores of Johor. Therefore, the elephant and pig together turned into Pulau Ubin whilst the frog became Pulau Sekudu or Frog Island.
Pulau Ubin is also known for its granite quarries, and for being the only place in Singapore spared from urban development. Visitors to Pulau Ubin can still travel unpaved roads, see what "Kampong" life is like for local residents (there are few left). It's a great place to go mountain biking or camping, and occasionally, we get in surfskis, kayaks, and outrigger canoes, and race in the peaceful waters surrounding the island.
Below are photos from the 2014 Round Ubin Race. Learn more about Pulau Ubin on Wikipedia.