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St John's Island

St John's Island, Singapore 000707, Singapore
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Ranked #160 of 334 attractions in Singapore
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Singapore, Singapore
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

it was a completely silent island away from the hustle and bustle of Singapore. It was so quiet my mate and I kept dozing off at different spots on the island. another good point is that, I had pretty decent data reception out on the island which allowed me to catch up on some writing. the way there --> from... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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22 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

For a quiet day away from the city, prefer St John's over Kusu due to its more rustic feel. You'll encounter cats, chicken, mangroves...the walk to undeveloped Lazarus island is nice. The views of the Singapore skyline from the boat and picnic area are also worthwhile. Don't expect fantastic beaches, however, and come prepared with food, water, sunscreen and insect... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We went camping in St John island. We woke up early next day and saw a few dolphins in the waters near the bridge between St John and Lazarus islands. We also drop by Kusu island which is juz nearby and saw big sea turtles in the lagoon during low tides. Quite amazing didn't know that dolphins and turtles can... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Don't expect to see a line of food stalls, souvernir shops and tram rides to take you around the island. You should have read more about the island and other reviews before coming here. After exploring the island and swimming at the beach, there's nothing much to do here. You can try fishing too, just bring you own equipment. Bring... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

We visited St John's island on a day trip. The island is easily accessible from mainland Singapore by ferry, which is just a 20 min ride! It's clean, beautiful and absolutely serene! There are ample number of picnic benches and tables as well as small sheltered structures to safeguard people and their belongings from the rain. The water is clear... More

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Gurgaon, India
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

St John Island ,Singapore is about 7 km from Marina South pier where Ferries ply regularly twice a day on weekdays & three to four times on weekends . The Island has well maintained old Barracks with basic needs & well equipped kitchen . Thetre are no food stalls or any thing else available on the island , infact nobody... More

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

St John Island is about 7pm from Marina South Pier,there are two forties daily from Monday to Friday,three on Saturdays& four onSundays .the Island is lush green forest with trees more than 100 years old.there're no permanent residents on the island , neither there there is any cafe/ restaurant.there are old well maintained barracks with all the facilities for a... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

If you're not pressed for time while visiting Singapore, the ferry trip to St. John's island for half a day could be a fun option. The ride is only 15SGD (will go up to SGD18 from April) and takes you out to St. John's and Kusu Islands. You get a view of Singapore it's entirety, a view that can't be... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I read about this island having a 'secret beach' in the loca papers and decide to pay a visit with my family. It was a short ferry ride from the mainland. However, the waiting for the ferry is prett long and the ferry is a loop between the Singapore-St John's Island-Kusu Island and there are a lot of waiting. The... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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52 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Catch the ferry from the Marina Bay Terminal. Weekdays, it leaves at 10 and returns at 3, via Pulau Kusu, where the ferry stops for an hour to allow you to wander round that fascinating turtle temple island. St John Island itself, the old quarantine and detention camp, suffers from Singapore's fascination with fences to keep people out, but it... More

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