St John’s Island

Loves: Cat lovers will adore the number of stray cats lazing and wandering around the island.

Our Advice: Catch the earliest ferry and explore the Southern Islands (St John’s, Lazarus and Kusu Island) altogether in a day to make the ferry trip worthwhile. Pack your own food and drinks for a picnic as there are no F&B outlets available.

The island has its roots in care and compassion. Back in the day, patients suffering diseases such as cholera and beriberi were treated on Saint John’s Island. In the new millennium, it has transformed into a small piece of getaway haven from city life.  


Saint John’s Island retains a historic significance as this was the first spot where Sir Stamford Raffles dropped anchor in the Malay peninsula. 

Address: Located about 6.5 kilometres to the south of the main island of Singapore, off the Straits of Singapore


District: Southern Islands


By MRT/Ferry: 
- Alight at Marina South Pier MRT Station (NS28) and take exit B
- Take the Singapore Island Cruise ferry from Marina South Pier 
- Ferry will head to St John's Island first before heading to Kusu Island and returning to the pier in a loop route
- Journey from Marina South Pier to St John's island takes 30 minutes and 15 minutes from St John's to Kusu Island


Ferry timings from Marina South Pier*
Mon – Fri: 10am, 2pm
Sat: 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Sun: 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm
*Note: Ticketing booth closes at 3pm daily


Ferry timings from St. John’s Island
Mon – Fri: 10.45am, 2.45pm
Sat: 9.50am, 11.50am, 1.50pm, 3.50pm
Sun: 9.50am, 11.50am, 1.50pm, 3.50pm, 5.50pm

Ferry Operating Hours: 7.00am to 5.00pm 
Recommended Duration: 1 hour


Ferry Tickets: 
Adults - $18 (2 way trip) 
Children (1 to 12 years old) - $12 (2 way trip)

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