St John's Island

St John's Island, Singapore: Address, Phone Number, St John's Island Reviews: 4/5

St John's Island
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See the colourful coral right in front of your eyes or swim in one of St John’s Island’s many lagoons. You might also like to enjoy a pleasant picnic on the beach or go dolphin spotting by the water.
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elinzme
Singapore, Singapore193 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
My grandfather used to volunteer on St John’s island during the days that it was a quarantine island, and my dad used to tell me of all the days he spent hanging out there while my grandfather was going about his duties as medical officer. So, I finally took a trip out to St John’s and saw for myself the bungalows/chalets that are now used for group campsites…somewhat eerie, thinking that this was where people were quarantined (and buried??). Other than that, I enjoyed the walk around the lovely island. A cool respite from the crowds of the mainland on a rather hot day. Found the way to Lazarus as well, where I discovered the most pristine beach in Singapore I’ve ever seen.
Later, lunch in one of the shelters by the water, but beware the crazy monkeys…probably attracted by the smell of food and sound of wrappers etc, they suddenly appeared behind me and lunged for the food. Managed to save the food, but they got one packet of expensive refreshing wet wipes which was meant to wipe away the day’s sweat. Yikes!
Written 12 January 2022
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cpr2exs
sydney1,411 contributions
Dec 2021
Come to St John's Island for a day trip to the beach. The best time to come is to time your trip to coincide with the high tide. Try to take the 10 am ferry which will take about half an hour to arrive at 1030. Tickets sold by the ferry operators at Marina South Pier next to the MRT station. Please note there's NO food and drinks sold on the island you will need to bring your own including drinking water. The best beach is on Lazarus Island, follow the path across the causeway - it is signposted. the ferries back are aroud 3 pm, unless you also want to take the ferry to Kusu Island. The best thing to do is to plan a BBQ or bring prepacked meals and please take your rubbish back with you to the mainland. Please note your bags will be scanned on arrival by Immigration.
Written 7 January 2022
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I_S_B_L
Singapore, Singapore1,499 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
Wonderful place to go for a change from East Coast & Changi. Good to bring lots of water & food as there are no eateries available. Worth spending a whole day there to explore.
Written 29 December 2020
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Yuh-Jiun C
Singapore, Singapore282 contributions
Nov 2020 • Solo
St John's Island used to be one of the largest quarantine stations of the British empire, later an opium treatment centre, drug rehabilitation centre. Nowadays St John's Island has become a leisure destination, allowing Singaporeans to get away from the bustling city life. There are no cafes or shops on the island so you will need to bring your own food and enough water before getting on the ferry.There are toilet and shower facilities but no soap provided, so please bring your own hand sanitizer as well. It takes about 15 minutes to walk from St John's Pier to Lazarus Beach where you can see beautiful bay, fine sand, and clear water. It's hard to believe that you are in highly urbanized Singapore, giving you the illusion that you are overseas in a tropical beach paradise. This is a wonderful place to have picnics with family or friends, play beach games, canoeing, swimming, or just strolling on the beach... peaceful and relaxing. I took the 4pm ferry back to Marina South Pier. If you like to stay longer, the last Marina South ferry is at 6pm. Highly recommend this wonderful and enjoyable day trip!
Written 7 December 2020
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Distant_Traveller
Singapore, Singapore42 contributions
Oct 2019
Ok, unless you are going for a day trip , this place is not your typical resort type of stay.
Get ready for mozzie, lizard and all kinds of bugs
Written 24 September 2020
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Cindy Marie Azur
Valencia, Spain1,579 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
A great place to go if you want to escape from crowded tourists place of Singapore yet still to experience great beach, quiet place and nice view. This is one of many places to go. Just have to take Marina South Pier ferry for S$15 return ticket fee and you’ll be able to enjoy and experience the beauty of this place. Just have to take note though that there’s no eateries there and shops to buy drinks and food, you have to bring your own 😇
They have choices of time schedules when you want to go and when you want to go back to the SIngapore city. What I love this place would be the quietness, still clear water and great nature. Most of all bringing your own food and drinks - that’s literally going back to basic 😍
If you’re okay with that set-up, I recommend you to visit this place.
Some other people do some fishing, rollerblades, Cycling, playing volleyball, reading books, do some BBQ, and just leisure walk next to the sea.
Written 24 February 2020
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Koloblicin
Singapore, Singapore595 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
There is almost nodody around the place as you need to take a boat to get there. On weekends, it costs $15 per person. Very clean beaches. Would take at most four hours to explore the place, including Lazarus Island which is connected by the causeway.
Written 16 February 2020
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Izzy CW
London, UK24 contributions
Jan 2020
Check the weather before you go (we did but it was the only day we could go so we risked it) we had beautiful sunny weather for two hours and then the biggest thunderstorm I have ever been in which was quite scary. In the week there is only one ferry in and out of the island so make sure you have all the food and water you need - there are toilets somewhere but I didn't use them. Beautiful island to swim and spend time on the beaches without the crowds of Sentosa but just make sure the weather is in your favour and you have everything you need as there is nothing on the islands.
Written 12 February 2020
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Lance Tay
Singapore, Singapore33 contributions
Oct 2019
Writing as a singaporean and assuming most people who read this are tourists thinking about doing this trip, whether by chartered boat or ferry. If a beach and boat trip is the primary consideration strongly recommend other places in neighbouring countries Malaysia or Indonesia or Thailand, as you will be missing out. That's where locals go for these things. Singapore is a place people visit for its modernity and culture, not beaches and definitely not islands. Was okay for us as we were friends just wanting to go out of the city but travelling here for this is not worth the money and time.

For those going, suggest to apply a very powerful sunblock if going in the early to late afternoon as the sun here can be strong. Note also not to allocate too much time as there is nothing much to do here apart from walk in the blazing sun.
Written 11 January 2020
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Prakash Sanghvi
Pune, India4 contributions
Feb 2019
A lesser known place to visit while in Singapore. Just about 30 minutes ride in a local ferry will take you to this idealistic place. Clean beaches, sufficient tree cover, no crowds. Ideal place for a day's outing.
One word of caution. The place is practically uninhabited. Carry food and drinks with you. Even water! There was no restaurant there, no stores, no vendors, nothing.
Also, keep a tab on the timings of the ferry to return to the mainland.
Written 9 October 2019
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