One-Day Getaway (St. John’s Island + Lazarus Island, Singapore)

It was 10 May 2017, a Wednesday, and a public holiday in Singapore.

So what would you do if you get to have a day off smack in the middle of the week?

Here’s what we did.


A 45-minute boat ride from Marina South Pier,

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which cost only $18 per person (for adults; $12 for children),

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brought us to one of Singapore’s offshore islands

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called St. John’s Island

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where we had a breather from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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This somewhat remote island at the southern area of Singapore is enveloped with all sorts of greens.

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Just pick a spot where you want to laze around and have a mini picnic.

Reminder: There are no stores and/or restaurants on the island. Make sure you pack and bring over food to eat.

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As you go around to explore, make sure to greet the residents of the island- the cats!

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They’re all friendly

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and quite accommodating when you ask for a selfie! 🙂

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On the other side of the St. John’s is a bridge that leads you to another island.

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Lazarus Island is a neighbouring island that is quite similar to St. John’s.

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It is also surrounded by greens

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except that the greens lead to whites and blues.

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Growing up in a country that is home to Palawan and Boracay, I’ve always had high standards when it comes to beaches.

Seeing the powder-like sand and clear waters here was refreshing.

Setting aside the grassy area, Lazarus Island’s Swimming Lagoon is by far the most serene beach I’ve been to in Singapore.

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No wonder it prides the name of Singapore’s best-kept secret.

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It was a good quick getaway.

To have a satisfying dose of nature.

A different view of Singapore.

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It was definitely a day well spent.

St. John’s Island + Lazarus Island, Singapore | May 10, 2017  

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