Bummed that you can’t travel out of Singapore? How about being a tourist in your own lovely country! If you’re in the mood for some tanning while enjoying the waves and basking in the sun, check out the lovely islands located near Singapore!
A not so foreign island to everyone! With just $3 per trip, you’ll be in Pulau Ubin in no time! You can even bring along your bicycles for an additional $2!
Pulau Ubin is probably one of the islands with numerous activities you can enjoy! Bring along a tent, and enjoy a night under the starry skies or bring along your fishing materials for a little activity on the side!
If you’re only spending a day there, enjoy a good hike up the trail or rent out their bicycles to cycle around the island! Bring along your cameras to document your lovely day at this island!
A tip to note beforehand, there are no ATMs at all, so be sure to bring all the cash you need before going over to the island!
St. John’s Island
Still in touch with nature, St. John’s Island is a beautiful place for you to bask in the sun and enjoy a good swim! Located just a few kilometres from Singapore, you’d be able to plan a day trip out with your family and friends!
If you’re all about the nature, join the guided nature walk to explore the mangroves, coastal plants and coral reefs that you don’t get to enjoy on a normal day in Singapore. There’ll be plenty of spots to explore that city life Singapore may lack.
If you’re looking to stay over for a few days, there’s also an option for you to book a holiday bungalow that’s fully equipped and furnished with everything you need!
Kusu or Turtle Island is known for the rich history and is called as such due to the shape of the island resembling a turtle. Located just 5.6km from Singapore’s mainland, you’ll be able to easily visit the island via a ferry ride from Marina South Pier for just $15.
Bring along your cameras as the whole place is definitely pic-worthy! If you’re looking to enjoy a good day picnic-ing with your family and friends, it is a good spot to enjoy some uninterrupted quality time! It’s definitely a break from Singapore’s daily commonly crowded picnic spots.
There are also Malay shrines and a Chinese temple that devotees pay their respect at, usually at the end of the year.
You can book your tickets here. Come early and don’t miss your ride, as the next ride will take a few hours of waiting time!
Be sure to stay safe, stay hydrated and put on your masks!