Travel to Singapore – Part 4 – Island Experiences and Island Getaways
There are Islands around Singapore that are visited for day visits and there are Island getaways that are standalone resorts where guests arrive for overnight stays and a beachside getaway.
Sentosa is the place of entertainment with lots of attraction and excitement for the tourist. It is well termed as Fun Island with themed entertainment along with the natural surroundings. Sentosa provides all sorts of recreation and enjoyment for everyone. The exciting features are entertainment by day and night, lush green surroundings to explore, and manicured gardens, dancing fountains etc.
Pulau Ubin lies to the northeastern coast of Singapore. This is a good place to spend some leisure time. It has developed into a perfect place for experiencing and exploring the nature in true sense. To its eastern tips lies Chek Jawa beach, which is the inhabitant for the marine life like horseshoe crab, sand dollar and many of the star family.
Kusu Island means the island of the Tortoise in Chinese. The main attraction her is the Malay shrine and a Chinese temple. Visitors will have beautiful view of the Kusu's beach and its hilltop.
Lazarus Island and Sisters Island is a small island with great aura and ambience. The sandy beaches and inviting blue water is what attracts the tourist to visit it over and over again.
St Johns Island is calm and quite island with swimming lagoons, beaches, picnic grounds, trekking routes and soccer field.
Island Getaways – Accessible by ferry
Bintan Island (Indonesia) - Typical luxury beach getaway at about 55 minutes ferry ride from Singapore
Batam Island (Indonesia) - Typical island getaway at about 45 minutes ferry ride from Singapore
Island Getaways – Accessible by Low Cost Carrier Flight
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