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St John's Island

Address: St John's Island, Singapore 000707, Singapore
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Ranked #148 of 279 Attractions in Singapore
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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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.
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Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

St John island is about 20 mins from Marina South Pier. Due to the ferry stop-over at Kusu island good time is wasted. Best day to visit the island is during the weekday as it would be less crowded. Note the last ferry to leave on weekdays ia at 2.45pm. The island has a pretty decent beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

In just about 20 minutes, we were transported by ferry from Marina south ferry terminal to this peaceful little island. White, sandy beach, a Malay kampong house, and a few fat, happy looking cats on an extremely clean island. There is also a chalet/ camp site for rent. After a 15 minute break, the ferry would carry on to kusu... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

we went St.John island last week.Ferry from Marina South Pier and it takes about 20min to St.John.we settled in nice,clean ground under trees and spent the day.Need to bring foods & drinks to enjoy as no restaurant on island.Beach is clean and nice.Walked around the island and reached to jetty at other end through marine science facility.Best is to walk... More

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Singapore, Singapore
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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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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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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6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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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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