4 must see Islands of Singapore | The exploration Guide

Kusu Island, Singapore

4 must see Singapore Islands

Have you ever thought of basking in the crystal clear blue waters without catching a flight?

Well if you ask me how it is possible in Singapore, then I would like to list down 4 unmissable Singapore islands that are worth the exploration.

The Southern islands of Singapore are the lesser known islands, but their beaches are exotic and resonate well with the tropical vibes and offer much more you can think of.

#St. Johns Island

St. Johns Island which is easily accessible by the Island cruise, Singapore.  It is located approximately 6.5 km to the south of the main island of Singapore

A regular ferry service, provided by Singapore Island Cruise, serves Kusu and St John’s Island on a fixed schedule from Marina South Pier.

“Get back to nature, Singapore doesn’t have any natural beaches, so these islands are the perfect gateway to those weekend breaks”.

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The Lazarus island is linked to St. Johns Island by a little-paved bridge, when there are high tides this paved way sinks underneath the water. The Southern islands are untouched commercially, so it’s highly recommended to carry your own food and drinks. From Lazarus island, you can walk to another island which is Palau Seringat to explore a relatively more unexplored island in this region.

The beaches give the feel as if you’re on the Indonesian islands.

#Kusu Island

The legend behind the island says that a magical tortoise turned itself into an island to save two shipwrecked sailors – a Malay and a Chinese.

At the top of the rugged hillock on Kusu Island stands three kramats (holy shrines of Malay saints) to commemorate a pious man (Syed Abdul Rahman), his mother (Nenek Ghalib) and sister (Puteri Fatimah) who lived in the 19th century.

“Travel tip: Book your own private yacht and venture into these untouched islands”.

#Palau Ubin

Pulau Ubin is an island off eastern Singapore and often considered the last ‘kampung’ (village) in Singapore. This island takes you back to the 1960’s era.

Located just 15 mins away by a short boat ride from the mainland, offers the flora and fauna of a rich marine life.

“Exploration Tip: Hire a bicycle for SGD2  to explore the otherwise huge island, perfect for a day trip, rustic roads under swaying coconut palms”.

#Sisters Island

The 2 of the unknown Southern islands are the sister’s island.The islands are also popular with picnickers and campers. The islands are home to some of Singapore’s richest reefs.

The islands are also popular with picnickers and campers. The islands are home to some of Singapore’s richest reefs. If you’re fond of sea life, then you can’t really give a miss to this island.

“Travel Tip: The sister’s island is connected via a small strip of land and the only way to reach this island is by hiring a private yacht”.

So, which Southern islands is your favourite? Have you camped overnight in any of them?

Let me know which of these islands you wish to explore?

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