Lazarus Island
Lazarus Island
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The best and cleanest beach in town
Dec 2020
Little did I know that there is a wonderful island just 15 mins boat ride from mainland SG. Located south of Singapore, it is uninhabited and boasts the cleanest, serenest, and longest stretch of white sand beach in SG. It's a totally secluded getaway away from the busy city. On the island of Lazarus lies this long stretch of white sand horshoe shaped beach and it is indeed stunning. I found out about it during the pandemic and first thing on my mind as someone who love to go to beach and enjoy the sand, sun and sea. I've been here 3x and its a very relaxing, chilling and fun experience. To get here from the mainland take the ferry from Marina South Pier Terminal. Take the Red line to Marina South Pier and there are only 2 ferry companies serving to the island Marina South Ferry & Singapore Island Cruise. I've taken the latter 3x and so far I had some comforting experience. Tickets costs 15 SGD for a return trip and on weekdays the first ferry departs at 10 AM from Marina and 5 PM from St. John's Island. You could book your ticket online or buy directly at their office in the terminal. In between those timings there are 2 rides to Kusu Island as well. The terminal is huge and spacious and serves many kinds of ferries and boats. There are some food stalls and vending machines inside the terminal. There are no food or drinks stores in the island so you need to bring your own food. The terminal also hosts immigration and customs so there is a division between local ferry and international passengers. The boat arrives and departs on time so better not be late. There is no direct ferry to Lazarus so you will need to go to St. John's first. The ferry is air-conditioned and a modern vessel but it has no open-air upper deck seats. On my next visit would like to try the Marina South Ferry which has an open air seat. Once you arrived in St. John's you will be able to see the classic welcome site on wooden dark brown platform entrance saying Welcome to St. John's Island. As part of SG, QR check-in is mandatory as you enter. The long platform walk is quite scenic with seas on both sides. I have never explored St. John's that much but I've walk the same path thru the causeway traversing through the coastlines dotted with mangroves, people fishing and breathtaking breakwaters. I haven't been to the right side but going to Lazarus you must turn left and there is also some maps and direction pointing to Lazarus Island. The paved path follows the coastline leading to Lazarus. On the right side there are picnic benches for you to eat, drink and relax. As I walk along the coast I could see Singapore's skyscrapers on the left which is quite near yet I am already on a secluded island. The sea around here is clean and I could already see some animals like the Monitor Lizard and Macaques. There are no resorts or food stores here so everything is truly authentic raw nature. However, there are showers and toilets provided for your convenience. After passing the mangrove area, you will notice tall trees lined up ahead of where some monkeys can be found. Then you will approach the breakwater with fast moving currents and decks provided for you to enjoy the view, take some lovely photos and video and/or used the spot for fishing. Ahead on your left there is already some nice beach but not many people are there. Still on your left the high rise buildings of SG are still visible. Further walking to your right there it is the entrance to Lazarus island and as you made your way to the beach you will be in the center and behold one of the longest fine white sand beach I have seen. Very much comparable to other popular beaches yet just right here in our shores. You're free to take your picnic or relaxing spot and it stretches all the way on both sides. The same is very soft, smooth and not too hot. The sea is amazing - clear blue water breaked by patterns of waves with some boats and ships quite visible from the beach itself. I took a spot in the center and prepared my food. I usually bring 2 1.5 L of water, sandwiches and bananas. I also brought some books for good read. It is indeed really relaxing here. It feels like im outside SG in a different island yet I'm still here. I could see boats and yachts of different types are also docked near the beach Strolling along the coast of this Horshoe shape beach with the smell of the sea, gentle warm air breeze and the sound of waves and nature is my perfect beach getaway. Sea has many healing benefits due to its salt and mineral contents. So swimming is highly recommended but be careful to watch for Box jellyfish and advisable not to swim aloe. There are some algae and seaweeds at the beach but it is not rocky so very ideal for swimming. Some days especially during high tide and cloudy weather the waves could be strong but on a perfect sunny day there are little or no waves at all and the sea is even clearer. I took all in all about 3 hours from picnic, to chilling, strolling and swimming. But if you wanna spend more time and take the last boat then you can take your own time and even take a quick nap by the beach. There are no garbage bins in the beach so you must bring back your trash and outside in St. John's you would see plenty of them. Other essentials recommended include Sunblock, Swimming Goggles, and Picnic mats are recommended to bring with you. For shower please bring plastic, soap and shampoo. There are 2 toilets on both sides of Lazarus: turn right and there is another terminal. The toilets and showers are very clean and well maintained. Water pressure is also very strong. Make sure to arrive on time before your shift departs since they are always on time. As I made my way back to the mainland, I could see the deep waters with big containers ships, ferries, yachts and all kind of vessels moving and docking around SG. Looking at the sea makes my trip de-stressing, relaxing and comforting. I really had fun, relaxed and savored the moment being with Mother nature where sometimes calls us to take a break from the busy city life. Truly, a recommended beach to visit in SG - Lazarus Island.

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DT22
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
It looked nothing like the photos on website or in some posts here from 2017-19. Lots of mosquitoes flying around you, muddy murky water, oil stained sand. Toilets are a good 10mins walk away. I saw many families who brought their dogs to run along the beach. The whole beach length is covered with seaweeds. Very unsightly.
Written 18 June 2022
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Krubee
Singapore, Singapore527 contributions
Dec 2020
Little did I know that there is a wonderful island just 15 mins boat ride from mainland SG. Located south of Singapore, it is uninhabited and boasts the cleanest, serenest, and longest stretch of white sand beach in SG. It's a totally secluded getaway away from the busy city. On the island of Lazarus lies this long stretch of white sand horshoe shaped beach and it is indeed stunning. I found out about it during the pandemic and first thing on my mind as someone who love to go to beach and enjoy the sand, sun and sea. I've been here 3x and its a very relaxing, chilling and fun experience. To get here from the mainland take the ferry from Marina South Pier Terminal. Take the Red line to Marina South Pier and there are only 2 ferry companies serving to the island Marina South Ferry & Singapore Island Cruise. I've taken the latter 3x and so far I had some comforting experience. Tickets costs 15 SGD for a return trip and on weekdays the first ferry departs at 10 AM from Marina and 5 PM from St. John's Island. You could book your ticket online or buy directly at their office in the terminal. In between those timings there are 2 rides to Kusu Island as well. The terminal is huge and spacious and serves many kinds of ferries and boats. There are some food stalls and vending machines inside the terminal. There are no food or drinks stores in the island so you need to bring your own food. The terminal also hosts immigration and customs so there is a division between local ferry and international passengers. The boat arrives and departs on time so better not be late. There is no direct ferry to Lazarus so you will need to go to St. John's first. The ferry is air-conditioned and a modern vessel but it has no open-air upper deck seats. On my next visit would like to try the Marina South Ferry which has an open air seat. Once you arrived in St. John's you will be able to see the classic welcome site on wooden dark brown platform entrance saying Welcome to St. John's Island. As part of SG, QR check-in is mandatory as you enter. The long platform walk is quite scenic with seas on both sides. I have never explored St. John's that much but I've walk the same path thru the causeway traversing through the coastlines dotted with mangroves, people fishing and breathtaking breakwaters. I haven't been to the right side but going to Lazarus you must turn left and there is also some maps and direction pointing to Lazarus Island. The paved path follows the coastline leading to Lazarus. On the right side there are picnic benches for you to eat, drink and relax. As I walk along the coast I could see Singapore's skyscrapers on the left which is quite near yet I am already on a secluded island. The sea around here is clean and I could already see some animals like the Monitor Lizard and Macaques. There are no resorts or food stores here so everything is truly authentic raw nature. However, there are showers and toilets provided for your convenience. After passing the mangrove area, you will notice tall trees lined up ahead of where some monkeys can be found. Then you will approach the breakwater with fast moving currents and decks provided for you to enjoy the view, take some lovely photos and video and/or used the spot for fishing. Ahead on your left there is already some nice beach but not many people are there. Still on your left the high rise buildings of SG are still visible. Further walking to your right there it is the entrance to Lazarus island and as you made your way to the beach you will be in the center and behold one of the longest fine white sand beach I have seen. Very much comparable to other popular beaches yet just right here in our shores. You're free to take your picnic or relaxing spot and it stretches all the way on both sides. The same is very soft, smooth and not too hot. The sea is amazing - clear blue water breaked by patterns of waves with some boats and ships quite visible from the beach itself. I took a spot in the center and prepared my food. I usually bring 2 1.5 L of water, sandwiches and bananas. I also brought some books for good read. It is indeed really relaxing here. It feels like im outside SG in a different island yet I'm still here. I could see boats and yachts of different types are also docked near the beach Strolling along the coast of this Horshoe shape beach with the smell of the sea, gentle warm air breeze and the sound of waves and nature is my perfect beach getaway. Sea has many healing benefits due to its salt and mineral contents. So swimming is highly recommended but be careful to watch for Box jellyfish and advisable not to swim aloe. There are some algae and seaweeds at the beach but it is not rocky so very ideal for swimming. Some days especially during high tide and cloudy weather the waves could be strong but on a perfect sunny day there are little or no waves at all and the sea is even clearer. I took all in all about 3 hours from picnic, to chilling, strolling and swimming. But if you wanna spend more time and take the last boat then you can take your own time and even take a quick nap by the beach. There are no garbage bins in the beach so you must bring back your trash and outside in St. John's you would see plenty of them. Other essentials recommended include Sunblock, Swimming Goggles, and Picnic mats are recommended to bring with you. For shower please bring plastic, soap and shampoo. There are 2 toilets on both sides of Lazarus: turn right and there is another terminal. The toilets and showers are very clean and well maintained. Water pressure is also very strong. Make sure to arrive on time before your shift departs since they are always on time. As I made my way back to the mainland, I could see the deep waters with big containers ships, ferries, yachts and all kind of vessels moving and docking around SG. Looking at the sea makes my trip de-stressing, relaxing and comforting. I really had fun, relaxed and savored the moment being with Mother nature where sometimes calls us to take a break from the busy city life. Truly, a recommended beach to visit in SG - Lazarus Island.
Written 7 March 2021
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Raven Mystique
Singapore, Singapore83 contributions
Nov 2020 • Friends
Would definitely recommend a day out to the Lazarus Island if you want to unwind from the city. You just need to bring sunblock and foods as there's no shop there.
Written 30 November 2020
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ML-SG
Singapore, Singapore1,123 contributions
Nov 2020 • Friends
Overall 5/5, worth to go for picnic!
Location: 4/5, ferry from MBS south pier, SGd 15/ adult for round trip
Environment: 5/5
Beach:5/5
Things to do: beach/cycling/ picnic
Written 29 November 2020
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sahar
Singapore, Singapore23 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
As you can find in the other reviews, the island is just like heaven and truly worthy to spend a day.
But before you pack for lazarus, please consider these tips:
1. Don't try to seat or picnic on the grass(seat on the sands near the sea), there are some tiger bee fly there that they can bite you , as it happened for us. We pass a difficult time that starts from the night that we came back and lasts for a week and we almost tried all medicines to got rid of scratching, but they didn't work.
2. Take "mosquito repellent" spray with yourself. You can find them everywhere, from "seven-eleven" or "watson's" or any other shops, and please take it seriously.
3. Take your foods and drinks, because there is not any shop in the island. You can buy a cooling bag from "Decathlon", its so cheap. A 10 litter bag just cost 13 dollars and can keep your stuff cold for 5 hours at least.
4 Take extra bags to collect your trash, because you should bring them to the main island, there is not any trash can in the beach.
Written 4 November 2020
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735niko
Singapore2 contributions
Aug 2020
Clear water, nice place to visit and swim. Pet owners can also swim with their pet here, but beware if the sharp rocks under water.
Written 6 October 2020
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AgentBroccoli
Singapore, Singapore129 contributions
Sep 2020
I didn't think I will be writing any travel reviews this year but here is one worth writing about. One good thing about being stuck on a small island is the discovery of another smaller island.

Lazarus is really one of if not Singapore's nicest beaches, with imported fine white sand from Indonesia. Although there was quite a crowd during the one-week school break, there are just enough trees to offer shades for all and still maintain safe-distancing.

The good or bad is that there's no food nor drinks to be bought. Bring all you need and pack up all the garbage after that. Bins and toilets and showers are in St John's Island, an easy 15 mins walk away.

We booked our ferry tickets from a popular online ticketing agent that offered a slight discount and an SG$3 Gongcha voucher. Redeemed tickets at the Singapore Island Cruise at Marina South Pier and boarded the ferry that got us to St John's early.

It's worth repeated visits.
Written 19 September 2020
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Bhevz D
Singapore, Singapore59 contributions
Sep 2020
This is one of the hidden gem of Singapore. A boat ride from Marina South Pier. It's kinda long walk from the port of St. John but worth it. I recommend to bring big mat and insect spray for ants and then you are good to go and enjoy the place.
It's a great place to relax and enjoy picnic with friends. The water are also clear.
Written 16 September 2020
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Travelingisme38
Singapore, Singapore38 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
Loved the island. Great trip for the day, lovely beach being kept clean by the cleaners while we were there. Felt like had been away on a mini holiday. Such a relaxing place to go and just get away from the daily grind. Going to make this a monthly weekend trip.
Written 7 September 2020
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Bren
11 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
The small beach is still littered with litter by the shorelines. But it is still a nice quiet place to relax and be away from the crowd.

Be warned, there are no amenities on this island, so do pack what you think you may need.
Written 4 September 2019
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