Sisters Island

  • These islands are peaceful and tranquil, with limited development. Big Sister island (Subar Laut) faces seawards, while Little Sister island (Subar Darat) faces the mainland.
  • The two islands are separated by a narrow but deep channel, with strong currents, so swimming between islands is not permitted.
  • Sunbathe, snorkel (there is an amazing variety of soft coral, fishes, crabs and other marine life), picnic, camp.
  • BBQ pits, shelters and public toilets available on the islands.
  • Lagoons and beaches, monkeys, casurina trees.
  • Perfect for swimming and picnics.
  • Snorkeling and scuba diving recommended only for experienced divers, as currents can be quite strong.
  • Visitors can charter their own boat from West Coast Pier or Marina South Pier. Private boat charters can drop passengers off at the jetty (no berthing allowed).
  • If you join the introductory guided walks organised by NParks, boats will be chartered for participants.
  • No camping, barbecues, fishing or entry of vessels into the lagoon.


St. John’s Island

  • St. John’s Island is a getaway to an isle teeming with coral life and lagoons. Its shores are ringed by coral reefs with a variety of hard and soft corals. There are small patches of mangrove and dolphins are regularly sighted in the waters.
  • The Tropical Marine Science Institute conducts guided walks.
  • There are chalets and camping facilities, as well as swimming lagoons, toilets, shelters and picnic areas.
  • No food is sold on the island.
  • Popular for weekend getaways and camping trips … the sheltered lagoons are relatively calm.
  • Lagoons, beaches, picnic grounds, BBQ pits and camping grounds.
  • Public toilets with shower facilities available.
  • Trekking trails for the active.
  • Colonial bungalows accommodating 10 (with cooking facilities, utensils and refrigerators) available for rent.
  • Regular ferry services available from Marina South Pier, twice on weekdays and up to five times on weekends and public holidays.


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Images from the NParks and Singapore Island Cruise websites.