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Visit The Islands and Beaches of Singapore

Island Escapes

Singapore's not one island—but has over 60 islands, including several artificial ones! Make your escape today.


You can get here by Sentosa Express, a light rail system. Get your tickets from 3rd floor, Lobby L, VivoCity, 1 Harbour Front Walk. (65) 1800-736-8672 daily 7:30am-10pm. S$3 (adults and child aged three and above). Alternatively, take the Sentosa bus from Harbour Front Bus Terminal daily 7am-11pm (12:30am Fri, Sat and eve of public holiday) for S$3. You can also drive your own vehicle across for S$2 per vehicle and S$2 per person. Guided tours are available daily 9:45am-5:45pm at 30-minute intervals, just call Faber Tours, (65)6377-9638.

The city's closest island retreat holds wonders including rainforests, a dolphin lagoon, beaches, hotels, golf courses. Southeast Asia's first luge, the Tiger Sky Tower (Singapore's tallest observatory tower), excellent adrenaline-fuelled activities like the MegaZip, the ever popular oceanarium Underwater World Singapore, and Resorts World™ Sentosa, which is also home to Universal Studios Singapore™ movie theme park.

Kusu Island

Mon-Fri 12pm and 4pm; Sat 11:30am, 2:30pm, 4:30pm; Sun and public holidays 10:15am, 12:15pm, 2:15pm, 4:15pm, 6:15pm. The last ferry leaves Kusu Mon-Fri 4pm, Sat 4:30pm and Sun and public holidays 6:15pm. Admission: S$15 (adult), S$12 (child). Call (65) 6534-9339 for more information. © Marina Bay
Located off the southeastern tip of Singapore, Kusu Island is famous for its tortoise sanctuary and temples. The name means "Tortoise Island'' in Chinese, and comes from the legend of a turtle that saved two shipwrecked fishermen (one Chinese, the other Malay). The island is sacred to Taoists and Muslims, who come to temples and shrines here to pray for health, wealth and prosperity. Tip: Pack a picnic basket; there are no restaurants on the island. Ferries leave for Kusu Island from Marina South Pier.

Pulau Ubin

Tanah Merah, then take bus 2. Hop onto a bumboat from Changi Jetty. The 10-minute ferry ride costs S$2 and operates daily from sunrise to sunset.
The famous Pulau Ubin is located off the northeastern tip of Singapore, and is the last place to catch a glimpse of rustic Singapore. The best way to get around is by mountain bike (you can rent one near the pier). Your ride will take you to fish, duck and prawn farms; durian plantations; disused quarries and the beach.

Chek Jawa

www. chekjawa/ S Tanah Merah
Located at the eastern tip of Pulau Ubin, Chek Jawa is a collection of six distinct habitats—coastal forest, mangroves, sand bars, seagrass lagoon, rocky shore and coral rubble. Chek Jawa is teeming with a wide array of marine wildlife—starfish, sea horses and octopi living in the sand and mudflats, carpet and peacock anemones in the sea-grass meadows, and sponges of all hues residing in the coral rubble.

Beach Escapes

Changi Beach

G Pasir Ris, then switch to bus 9
One of the quieter beachfronts in Singapore, Changi Beach comes replete with jogging tracks, barbeque pits, park benches and shelters. Its serene and relaxing environment is great if you want to escape from the hustle of city life and chill out over a couple of beers. Located nearby is Changi Village, where you can find laid back neighbourhood bars, cafes and seafood restaurants.

Siloso Beach, Palawan Beach and Tanjong Beach

Sentosa Island may be a riot among fun and trendy Singaporeans who flock here over the weekends for beach volleyball, sun bathing and people watching; but that doesn't mean that it's all just about sizzling fun in the sun here. Besides Siloso Beach—a hot favourite with the hip and happening—there is also Palawan Beach, the perfect place for splashing family fun as well as the tranquil Tanjong Beach, for those seeking a serene hideout.

Punggol Beach

Punggol then switch to bus 82 at the bus interchange
Engage in challenging water sports such as wakeboarding and boating, which are popular among the residents near this beach. Located on the northeastern part of Singapore, Punggol Beach is ideal for those looking for a slower pace amid a calm and clean seafront community.