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10 Singapore Off-Shore Islands To Visit

You only concluded your year-end trip yet you’re itching to larn away again. Plus, the monsoon flavor is coming to a close! As sunny days creep dorsum upward on us, hither are 10 islands off the Singapore shore you lot tin pass a twenty-four hr menses at - without a passport!
This article is operate of our #sG50 serial where nosotros highlight parts of Singapore you lot never knew. Happy 50th Birthday Singapore!
 1. Pulau Semakau
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The Story: Pulau Semakau, or equally it is to a greater extent than popularly known, Semakau Landfill, is Singapore’s get-go together with exclusively remaining offshore landfill site. 
Things To Do: I know, a landfill site is zilch worth visiting, but don’t exclude this only yet. The landfill activities hither exclusively occupy the eastern side of the island, keeping the balance of the isle total of untouched works life together with fauna. Perfect for the eco-adventurer, interested visitors tin majority a tour amongst NEA who conducts guided nature walks.
With rich mangrove habitats together with a salubrious coral population, the isle has go yesteryear a site for nature inquiry amongst a coral plant nursery on the island. Wait, corals cause got babies?! 
Getting There: Depart on a ferry from Marina South Pier when you lot majority a tour amongst the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research (NUS) at $52.50/pax.

2. Pulau Satumu

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The Story: The exclusively towering characteristic that is visible from a distance is the Raffles Lighthouse inwards shining white. The Lighthouse has been operational since 1855 to warn incoming ships at nighttime when they are reaching the shore or shallow waters.
Things To Do: Truth last told, a glimpse of this makes me remember of Shutter Island. You know, that pic amongst Leonardo DiCaprio inwards it and everyone on the isle is perpetually crazy? But hey, I'm non proverb this is the same thing.
The isle has restricted access to the world but the Maritime together with Port Authority of Singapore organises the Singapore Maritime Week every year. The SMW is Singapore’s biggest maritime consequence hosting conferences together with numerous activities. It is through this consequence that the isle is opened upward to the world amongst a guided tour. Visitors larn a historical tour of the lighthouse together with revel inwards crystal clear waters yesteryear the rocky shore.
Getting There: Depart on a ferry from Pasir Panjang Ferry Terminal when you lot sign upward for a guided tour held annually organised yesteryear MPA. Check their total calendar of events for 2015 here.

3. Coney Island

 the monsoon flavor is coming to a unopen SingaporeTravelMap: 10 Forgotten Singapore Islands To Explore Without Your PassportThe Story: Nah, this is non the topic common inwards New York. In fact, a few entrepreneurs had plans to railroad train the isle into the at i time famous Brooklyn topic common dorsum inwards 1950. These plans didn’t run across the calorie-free of twenty-four hr menses but the advert stuck. Thereafter, the isle was a pop picnic Earth for locals. The Aw brothers of Haw Par Villa equally good i time owned the isle together with built a mansion which at i time stands abandoned.
Also known equally Pulau Serangoon, this isle is scheduled to last launched equally operate of the novel Watertown Punggol that is located adjacent to Punggol Waterway. The 45ha surface area volition last made into a commercial together with residential site, amongst one-half of the isle sporting a beach that faces the Johor Strait.
Things To Do: So at that spot isn't a ferris wheel or a carnival but it is instead a rustic piece of what could cause got been. The existing evergreens create natural forested walkways inwards the placidity where bird-watching is strongly recommended. There is equally good a pocket-sized stretch of beach amongst a sentiment of Pulau Ubin inwards the distance.
I know what it sounds similar ... a recreational AND residential site on an island? Talk close a B-grade Sentosa. Then again, isle living could last the adjacent large thing.
Getting There: To launch inwards 2015. Walk across the connecting walkway from Punggol Promenade Nature Walk.

4. Lazarus Island & Pulau Seringat

The Story: Call it St. John’s secret. An offshoot of St. John's Island, Lazarus Island is Singapore’s best-kept beach. Like the biblical character, Lazarus, who was raised from the dead, the existing 800-metre stretch Pulau Seringat is at i time a reclaimed beach overlooking a beautiful lagoon that is perfect for swimming in.
Things To Do: The adjacent fourth dimension you’re craving for white sandy beaches together with crystal clear waters, forget the Republic of the Maldives together with caput to a replica only a boat ride away. Fool your friends amongst a Boracay geotag when you lot snap a photograph on Instagram. They'll never know the difference. *wink* Except, at i time that it's on hither ...
Getting There: Take a round-trip ferry ride from Marina South Pier ($18), together with plow left upon disembarkation at St. John’s jetty.

5. Pulau Ubin

 the monsoon flavor is coming to a unopen SingaporeTravelMap: 10 Forgotten Singapore Islands To Explore Without Your PassportThe Story: The most pop offshore isle inwards Singapore later Sentosa, Pulau Ubin is a pocket-sized isle brimming amongst rich history. In straight translation, Pulau Ubin is Malay for ‘Granite Island’, attributed to the granite quarries that used to last inwards functioning dorsum inwards the day. This rustic piece of Singapore is what’s left to remind mainland residents of its origins 50 years back.
Things To Do: Relieve the rural works life together with fauna with a tour of the Chek Jawa Wetlands ($60 for a grouping of xv pax). And of course, you lot tin never explore the isle without going village-style.
Rent a wheel at $3-$7 per hr together with select handgrip of glimpses of hornbills together with wild boars. For the to a greater extent than seasoned cyclists, Ketam Mountain Bike Park, Free Ride Skills Park together with Dirt Skills Park are opened upward areas for you lot to examination those wheels.
Overnight stays are equally good available on the island. Book a room at the Celestial Resort or, since you’re inwards the camping ground mood, convey a tent to slumber inwards amongst a permit from the Pulau Ubin Police Post. Choose your spot wisely. #justsaying
The Smart Local squad held their get-go #InstaWalk at Pulau Ubin terminal Nov inwards collaboration amongst MND. Find out how nosotros spent our day here. Check out to a greater extent than Singapore youtube videos from our channel here!
Getting There: Take a bumboat ride from Changi Point Ferry Terminal ($2)

6. Kusu Island

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The Story: In Hokkien, ‘kusu’ way ‘tortoise’ together with Kusu Island is thus named due to its form resembling a turtle earlier reason reclamation. Its mythical rootage is believed to stalk from a giant tortoise which saved a Malay together with Chinese human who were shipwrecked. In gratitude, the men so built a temple together with a shrine respectively. The isle so has go yesteryear a sanctuary for Muslim together with Taoist worshippers who come upward hither to pay their respects.
Things To Do: There is a literal pregnant to the island, equally it has diverse tortoise exhibitions equally well. I'm non a large fan of the reptiles together with watching them must seem so exciting. Then again, it's non everyday i gets to witness a tortoise invasion.
Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 guided marine tour is available when you lot sign upward amongst the Blue Water Volunteers inwards which you lot tin larn upward unopen together with personal amongst corals, shrimps, together with mayhap a sea turtle!
In spite of it existence a site of rich heritage, at that spot is equally good a beach together with a span of lagoons to swim in.
Getting There: Take a circular trip from Marina South Pier ($18)

7. Sisters’ Islands

The Story: These islands speak close blood over H2O - literally. Legend has it that the Sisters' Islands got their advert from 2 sisters who were close to last forced into matrimony yesteryear pirates. The girls swam away inwards endeavour to escape but unfortunately drowned, together with 2 islands emerged from the spots where they were terminal seen.
Things To Do: These days, the islands are skillful for a twenty-four hr menses of leisurely H2O activities. Get nether the sea inwards your snorkelling gear together with explore difficult together with soft corals piece witnessing giant clams, sea horses, octopuses, together with fifty-fifty black-tip reef sharks! Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 give-and-take of caution though - the currents tin larn actually rigid so accept attention non to larn washed away lest you lot go yesteryear an isle of your own. *shudders*
Overnight camping ground is allowed on the isle amongst a permit from Sentosa Leisure Group. Guided walk tours are available for booking with NParks. Having of late underwent a revamp, the isle is at i time a marine park. Take a await at TSL's photojournal of Sisters' Islands Marine Park here and create upward one's heed if it's worth a visit!
Getting There: Take a round-trip ferry ride from Marina South Pier ($18)

8. St. John’s Island

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The Story: Once habitation to cholera patients, lepers, together with other misfits, St. John's was i time a quarantine station for beau ill-stricken immigrants from Mecca returning to Singapore. Thereafter, for amend or for worse, the isle became a rehabilitation centre for opium addicts.
Things To Do: Will you lot observe traces of opium, you lot wonder? I kid. Don't permit its history scare you lot - St. John's Island is at i time habitation to 3 of the cleanest swimming lagoons of all the offshore islands. 
Feel complimentary to accept a dip about the island's shores together with scout marine life environs you lot amongst its colourful corals together with diverse sea creatures. Or, for those non looking to larn wet, picnic grounds together with trekking routes are equally good available on the isle where you lot tin select handgrip of a sentiment of the mainland’s skyline.
Staying overnight is made possible amongst chalets that include a kitchen at a rental toll of $133.75 per calendar week together with accommodates upward to 10 people. For half dozen times the company, Holiday Camp 5 offers accommodation amongst basic cooking facilities suitable for a BBQ political party at $64.20 per twenty-four hr menses on weekdays together with $107 per twenty-four hr menses on weekends.
Getting There: Take a round-trip ferry ride from Marina South Pier ($18)

9. Pulau Hantu

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The Story: Literally pregnant “ghost island” inwards Malay, there’s zilch supernatural to this story. In fact, its advert is inwards reference to the middle operate of the isle which disappears nether H2O during high tide.
Things To Do: The isle is pop amongst diving enthusiasts, namely the Hantu Divers who organise diving trips on their website. I cause got a friend who oftentimes travels all the way to neighbouring SEA islands only to practise the exact same action correct here. Sure, it's zilch like Into the Blue where you lot larn to observe treasure together with cause got a bikini-clad Jessica Alba, but no one's stopping you lot from doing the same.
If you’re non the diving form similar yours truly, the waters are equally good perfect to snorkel inwards together with scout marine life such equally clownfish together with seahorses. Camping overnight is equally good available amongst permit from Sentosa Leisure Group.
Getting There: There are no world ferry charters to the isle unless you lot sign upward for a dive amongst the Hantu Divers amongst whom go arrangements are included. An choice would last to charter a individual boat from the West Coast or Marina South Pier at negotiable rates.


10. Sentosa Island

The Story: Last but non least, who could forget Asia’s Favourite Playground? Sentosa has had a rich history way earlier the Japanese Occupation inwards 1945. Today, the country’s most pop isle is visited yesteryear unopen to 20 1000000 people a twelvemonth together with is habitation to its best beaches, hotels, the Resorts World Sentosa, Universal Studios Singapore together with the like.
Things To Do: At Sentosa, it’s fun at every corner. Go sunbathing, swim inwards the ocean, see heritage sites, political party on a yacht, play golf, ride roller coasters, go yesteryear to a beach social club … together with many more! “I’ve never been to Sentosa” said no Singaporean ever. Many people withal cause got never visited Quayside isle. We recommend checking this sweetness enclave out. It's similar a little ang moh colony. The terminate of our video hither has a flake of Quayside Isle.
Getting There: Hop on the Sentosa Express ($4) from VivoCity, walk through the Sentosa Boardwalk or, if you’re looking to boot off your isle gamble amongst a bang, sit down on the Cable Car departing from Harbourfront Tower II ($29).

Visit Singapore’s Off-Islands!

Officially, Singapore has over lx natural together with man-made islands off the mainland! Also, did you lot know that Christmas Island located inwards the waters north-west of Commonwealth of Australia was i time owned yesteryear Singapore earlier handing over the sovereignty to Commonwealth of Australia inwards 1957?
How we’ll always larn there, I’ll never know. If you lot know whatever off-shore islands of Singapore worth visiting to, permit us know inwards the comments below! In the hateful time, practise cause got a await at the coverage nosotros are doing for #SG50.
We're proceed to exhibit you lot parts of our beautiful province that you lot never knew!


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