While everyone is busy on their Lenten Season vacation, here i am wondering alone a minute away from noisy and busy city of Singapore.
Situated approximately 6.5 kilometres (about 4 miles) from the shores of Singapore lay the cluster of islands of which the most-visited ones are the St. John’s Island, Lazarus Island and Kusu Island, easily accessible by boat from the Marina South Pier. The Singapore Island Cruise (the only operator providing access to the Southern Islands) runs daily boat trips to St. John’s Island and Kusu Island, departing twice a day from Marina South Pier on weekdays and 4–5 times a day on weekends.
It was a lovely Friday morning for a great day of fun on the Southern Islands! After purchasing the tickets, I had some time before the boat set off and decided to explore the pier a little. It was a relatively peaceful pier with a few convenience stores and a small eatery. The shops offer quite the eclectic selection of goods — hats, swimming costumes, bread, biscuits, and snacks, they sell them all! As there are no food stalls on the islands, do remember to pack some food from home or purchase them from the pier. You can even ‘dabao’ (takeaway) a meal from the eatery, but make sure you don’t leave your food waste lying around on the islands (or anywhere else, in fact)!