Kusu & St John's Island
Islands off an island
What we say:
These two little islands are just a 15-minute ferry ride from downtown Singapore but receive few visitors.
Formerly a quarantine centre, St John's is now a camper's paradise with rustic chalets (from S$50 a night), picnic ground and swimming lagoons.
Kusu Island is home to a turtle sanctuary and its Taoist temple is a site of religious pilgrimage each autumn. Facilities on both islands are limited and if you plan to stay all day you should pack a picnic.
Ferries run twice on weekdays and more frequently on weekends and holidays. The ferry stops at St John's first, waits 15 minutes, and then continues to Kusu.
Last updated: 11th October, 2011
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