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  • Writer's pictureShermaine Ong

🏝️ 5 Singaporean Islands to Check Out for that Perfect Summer Getaway!

1. Lazarus Island

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Check off your beach day at one of Singapore’s most tranquil islands! It’s just one short 20-minute boat ride away from Marina South Pier.

Things to do:

Bring your kites and picnic food here for a special picnic like no other! You can also bring your snorkelling gear to explore the breathtaking marine life. Admire the corals, sea urchins and countless fish species as you explore underneath the waters! You can also check out other water sports like kayaking, or head to the sands for a fun time of beach volleyball.

2. St John's Island

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Fun fact! St John's Island is connected to Lazarus Island. Check out the ocean-blue waters here for a calming day by the sea and take a selfie in front of the iconic "St John's Island" for an iconic photo for keepsake!

3. Kusu Island

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Check out the Kusu Island Tortoises on your visit here! Fun fact, the name Kusu actually means “Tortoise” or “Turtle” in Chinese. There is also a Buddhist temple here - Kusu Island Temple where you can pray for prosperity. It is also a short boat ride away from St John's and Lazarus Island so it could be a 3 in 1 visit!

Price for a round-trip ferry ride to St John's, Lazarus Island and Kusu Island:

$15 / adult

$12 / children (aged 1 to 12)

Check out the 2 ferry companies for St John's, Lazarus Island and Kusu Island here:

4. Pulau Ubin

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A Singaporean classic place to visit! The secondary school children may have fond memories of spending their Outward Bound Singapore adventures here. This is your sign to try something different from the city life here; why not try outdoor cooking or camping

For cycling enthusiasts, you can check out the 8-km trail cycling route around the island, which would take about 4 hours! In between your cycling, take some time to breathe in the fresh air and relax away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Pulau Ubin bike rental shops opening hours:

8am - 6pm (daily)

Price for a one-way boat ride:

$4/pax (or S$6 if you’re bringing your own bike)

5. Coney Island

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The only island connected to mainland in this list for those who are seeking a quick visit to a new place! Lots of flora fauna can be found here and it is also short walk away from The Punggol Settlement where you can grab breakfast at before heading to Coney Island.

Opening Hours: 7am - 7pm

Wishing you a great island exploration!

with Love,

The Dateideas Team 🥰

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