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Island-hopping ferry trip from S’pore to St John’s & Kusu Island available for S$18

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Fasiha Nazren | January 18, 06:38 pm

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If you think there’s no such thing as island-hopping in Singapore, you’re in for a surprise.

Island hop to St John’s & Kusu Island

Apart from Sentosa and Pulau Ubin, there are also islands like St John’s Island and Kusu Island that Singaporeans can explore.

And you can actually go for an island-hopping trip to these two islands.

For transport, Singapore Island Cruise & Ferry Services provides daily scheduled ferry return trips to St John’s and Kusu island from Marina South Pier.

S$18 return trip

This is what the daily schedule looks like:

Photo courtesy of Singapore Island Cruise & Ferry Services

A trip from Marina South Pier to St John’s Island takes about 30 minutes while the travel time from St John’s Island to Kusu Island will take about 15 minutes.

A return trip costs S$18 for adults and S$12 per child.

Tickets are only available on a first-come-first-serve basis at their ticketing booth at Marina South Pier.

What to do at islands

Kusu Island

Kusu Island is located about 5.6 kilometres to the south of mainland Singapore.

Image from Singapore Island Cruise & Ferry Services

As Kusu literally means tortoise in Chinese, don’t be surprised when you see plenty of tortoise sculptures on Kusu Island. 

Image from Singapore Island Cruise & Ferry Services

St John’s Island

St John’s Island is located approximately 6.5km to the south of mainland Singapore.

Image from Singapore Island Cruise & Ferry Services

It is also said to be the island where Stamford Raffles and his fleet anchored before his historic meeting with the Temenggong in 1819.

Image from Singapore Island Cruise & Ferry Services

Currently, part of St John’s Island such as the holiday campsites and the lagoon are closed for upgrading and maintenance works.

These works by the Singapore Land Authority is slated to end by mid-2019.

Go for picnic & swim

Apart from getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city, visitors can also go sightseeing, swim in the sea and have picnics.

However, do remember to bring your own food and drinks as there are no food vendors in both islands.

Where to go: #01-04 Marina South Pier

Top image courtesy of Singapore Island Cruise & Ferry Services

About Fasiha Nazren

Fasiha is only afraid of three things - cockroaches, her parents and the deafening screamos of post hardcore bands.

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