Singapore may be a tiny island but it is surrounded by many beautiful islands that have been conserved and protected for their beautiful nature. Go explore these islands which are just a stone’s throw away from mainland Singapore. All without the need of a passport.
1) Coney Island
This has become a popular spot to go cycling or hiking in. The easy accessibility of this place, via Punggol Promenade Nature Walk , makes it popular among the locals who yearn for a slice of nature.
2) Lazarus island
This island boasts pristine white sandy beaches and blue waters just like the Maldives. This island is a hot spot with youths as they like to book a yacht, dock at the beach and hang out with their friends. Or you could simply go for a walk. To get here, book a round trip ferry from Marina south pier for just $18 and disembark at St John’s Island. Lazarus island is just a short walk away. Check out the ferry schedule, here at Island Cruise.
Sentosa is an island that has been developed into an entertainment hotspot by the Singapore government to lure in tourists. There are several beaches to relax and unwind in. Universal studios is a huge theme park with several games and rides for the thrill seeker. Or if you have young children in the family, drop by SEA Aquarium in Sentosa. The entire island has plenty of fun things to do. More than a day is needed to really enjoy Sentosa.
4) Sister’s Island
For those who love diving and snorkeling, give this place a shot. Check out nature in all its glory here. From sea snails, to 100 year old giant clams and sea corals, marine life is rich and untouched on this island. When diving, expect to meet with a range of sea life such as octpuses and the black tip reef shark. Check out the photo journal in this link.
5) Kusu Island
Kusu island is home to an ornate Chinese temple and Malay shrine. The name ‘kusu’ in Chinese refers to a tortoise as the island developed from two hill-like outcrops on the island. Every ninth month of the lunar calendar, devotees will visit the island to pay their respects to the deities there. This island is worth checking out for the beautiful architecture and serenity that envelopes the island.