Singapore Island Hopping

Overview

There are many outer islands around Singapore for Singapore Island Hopping, especially in the southern of Singapore. Famously know as "Southern Islands". Pick up your hats and sunglasses now, we shall go for a Singapore Island Hopping. Is there any better way to enjoy and relax under the sun, the sea and nature reserves?

Kusu Island

Kusu Island is about 35 minutes by ferry from Marina South Pier by Singapore Island Cruise. Kusu Island also known as Tortoise Island is bonded by many legends. The most well accepted legend starts from two sailors whose ship sunk in the waters near Singapore Island. A giant tortoise turned itself into an Island to save the two sailors. To thank the tortoise, the two men built a Chinese temple, Malay shrine and a huge turtle sculpture on the island. On the eleventh month of the lunar calendar, thousands of devotees will come to this island to pay their respects.


How to get there : Take the MRT to Marina Bay Station (NS27), use Exit A, then board Bus Service 402
from the bus stop outside the station to Marina South Pier
Info : islandcruise.com.sg
Ferry fare : SGD15 (adult) and SGD12 (child below 12 years old)

St John's Island

On this island, there are many bungalow chalets and also bunks that accommodate up to 60 people. The beaches, green forest and trekking routes make it a great spot to get away from the busy city life.


How to get there : Take the MRT to Marina Bay Station (NS27), use Exit A, then board Bus Service 402 from the bus stop outside the station to Marina

South Pier
Info : www.yorklaunch.com.sg
Ferry fare : SGD15 (adult) and SGD12 (child below 12 years old)

Sisters' Islands

Sisters' Islands is made up of 2 islands, Big Sister's Island and Small Sister's Island. These two Islands are just right opposite each other. Beaches here are great. Spend a slow and relax afternoon here. The warm blue waters make it a good place for snorkeling. The islands are also popular with picnickers and campers.

How to get there : Take the MRT to Marina Bay Station (NS27), use Exit A, then board Bus Service 402
from the bus stop outside the station to Marina South Pier
Info : islandcruise.com.sg
Ferry fare : SGD15 (adult) and SGD12 (child below 12 years old)

Pulau Ubin

Pulau Ubin located at northeastern coast of Singapore. Most part of the nature environment is preserved and it is being developed into a nature park. There are many things you can do here. Rent a bicycle to explore the island, pick up your trekking shoe for a walk along the fruit plantation, camping sites and chalets.

Located at the eastern tip of Pulau Ubin is a natural beach called Chek Jawa. There is plenty of marine life in here, horseshoe crab, star-fish, sea grass meadows. It is best if you could do this during low tide since you will be able to experience the diverse wildlife there better. The numbers are first come first served basis. To avoid disappointment, do come early. To book, call the National Parks Board at Tel: (65) 6542 4108.

If you are thinking for a Singapore Island Hopping, this is one that you cannot missed.

How to get there : Take the MRT to Tampines Station (EW2), then take SBS Transit bus 29 to Changi Village bus interchange, followed by a 10-minute boat ride from the Changi Point jetty
Ferry fare : SGD2.50
Ferry Operating Hour : 6am - 11pm

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