A Day Out: 5 Fun Things To Do On St John’s Island, Singapore’s Offshore Gem Only 30 Minutes Away

For a day under the sun.
27 February 2020

Back to nature.

A few kilometres south of Singapore lies a secret beach with clear waters and white sands on St John’s Island, one of the country’s many beautiful offshore islands.

This popular day trip destination (previously known asPulau Sakijang Bendera) was once a quarantine centre for immigrants coming into Singapore who had cholera, beri-beri and leprosy; it was later used to house political prisoners and drug rehabilitators. (You can still see the high barbed-wire fences!) Today, there are tons to do there, on land and beyond its shores.

By Muneerah Bee, July 2016 / Updated February 2020

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