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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Chen F
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Sep 2019 • Friends
Lazarus island as connected by a bridge to st john island. Easily reach within 20min from Singapore via ferry. Great getaway for a daytrip or picnic if want to avoid the crowd at other Singapore beaches. We chanced upon a family of otters. The fat cats on the island has beautiful fur. Though some people comment lots of mozzies but I get none, perhaps is the dry season. Too hot until the coconut trees became bald, no bugs want to come out under the blazing sun. With the sea breeze, is rather comfy under the wooden shelters.
Written 3 September 2019
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PBL1956
Singapore, Singapore4 contributions
Nov 2018
A quiet and serene place for relaxation. Good view of the sea and nearby island. Able to enjoy the breeze in a very quiet surrounding. Good to have picnic at the island.
Written 7 August 2019
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JamieSG27
Singapore, Singapore29 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
Reached Marina South Pier MRT at 9.30am. Exit B to the pier. You can see the pier once you are out of the MRT. It's not necessary for you to purchase your ferry tickets online. You can purchase it on the spot. You don't need passport to head over to Lazarus island. It's still part of Singapore. $18 per ticket, includes the return ride back. Remember to have sufficient cash, I didn't see any cashless mode of payment neither was there an ATM.
You can purchase food and drinks at the pier. There's quite a few of shops selling similar things. Like a 1.5l bottle of 100plus cost $3 and 1.5l mineral water was $1, banana was at 50cents to 60cents per unit.
There's no shops on St John island and Lazarus island. Lazarus island is connected to St John island. Maybe a 15-20mins walk. No trash bin at Lazarus, but you can throw your trash at St John island.
Toilets with showering facilities are available at both Lazarus and St John island. There's no hooks behind the doors of the bathing cubicles, so you cannot hang your clothes behind the door.
Started my journey to St John Island at 10am. The ride is around 20-30mins to St John and by the time I walked to Lazarus island it was around 11am including the time to find a spot to settle down.
Written 2 August 2019
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Khin Nandar M
Singapore, Singapore85 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
Clearest blue sea which is part of Singapore southern islands,recommend to go there for picnic with friends,family or as couplet.ferry from Maria south Pier takes about 30 mins and cost about 15 sgd only.
I had a fun and nice experience with friends.it worth it and will definitely go there again.
Written 1 May 2019
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Zita
30 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
I rented a yacht for a family and friends outing and it sailed to Lazarus Island for a stopover for 3 hours. Even on a weekend, it wasn't crowded. There were a few guys who had set up a camp there to do fishing. It has a sandy beach and it was very windy so we were able to fly kites easily. Not much facilities though. It is good to get there if you like a quiet place to go to the beach. There were a few yachts/catamarans docked at the island so seemed quite a number of people who visited went by that transportation on the day I visited
Written 28 March 2019
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tiqa a
Kajang, Malaysia221 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
1. took a boat ride that cost SGD18/return. the rides are readily available at Marina South Pier.The ride approximately take moreabout 20minutes in good weather to St.John Island Jetty.

2. This island is connected by a bridge with St. John Island, take a good long walk in between this two island for a good instagrammable picturettes.

3.No food outlets currently available, and part of the beach in St.John Island is closed due to environmental pollution.Nevertheless, this beautiful white beach island is open for visitation
Written 8 December 2018
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fozbob
Shanghai, China111 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
Really enjoyed my time here! Well worth renting a boat for a little fishing and paddle boarding around the area. There are otters, monitors, eagles and plenty of interesting other wildlife, including a turtle sanctuary nearby. Amazing this little bit of peace and quite is so close to a major CBD area. Greenwood fish market is in the marina area in Sentosa, highly recommend getting a seafood platter from there and taking out on your trip with a few bottles of wine.
Written 12 November 2018
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Ashley Liew
Singapore, Singapore505 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
I love that our leashed dog and I was able to do plenty of running around the island's perimeter thanks to its concrete paths. The beach side was nice and quiet without any crowds, perfect for swimming apart from some dirty rubbish-laden stretches. The other side of the island also offers a lovely view of the downtown Singapore skyline. It does get extremely hot in the day here so be prepared for the lack of shade. Do also bring your own refreshments as there are none on the island.
Written 7 October 2018
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Alpaca_Explorer
74 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
We took a trip here after reading about it online and weren’t disappointed. It’s so easy to get to, just walk out of South Pier MRT, straight ahead to the ticket booth and board the boat. Once you get to St John’s island just walk across the causeway to the beach. It’s so peaceful and it feels like you’re on another holiday, not 20 minutes from Singapore.
When we were there they were doing lots of work on St John’s and Kusu so you need to bring your own food and drink. I also wish I’d brought mosquito repellent, I left covered in bites. If you can manage it I’d also suggest bringing a beach umbrella or similar as the only shady places to sit are a little set back from the beach.
Written 28 August 2018
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Janhavi B
Mumbai, India285 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
Beautiful beach. Ideal for everyone. Swimming is allowed. Toilets and showers free of cost. No restaurants on the island. Take the Singapore island cruise ferry from the Marina South pier MRT station. Best to visit during the day on a non rainy day.
Written 12 June 2018
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