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Discover St. John's Island

St. John's Island is perhaps one of Singapore's most beautiful offshore islands. Popularly referred to as the cat paradise, this island is home to a rather large stray cat population, these feline species are known to be friendly and warm, welcoming visitors at every corner. The experience here can be likened to visiting an outdoor cat café.


Saint John's Island is located in Southern Singapore (an approximate 6.5 km south of the main islands of Singapore), it was known as Pulau Sakijang Bendera prior to this time. Historically, the island was the place where Sir Stamford Raffles's anchorage in 1819 before his meeting with Singapore's Malay chief. Also, the island serves as a quarantine station in the 19th century for immigrant cholera cases and beriberi from the year 1901 becoming a well-known quarantine centre for immigrants from Asia and Mecca pilgrims around 1930.


Where to go in St. John's Island

Catch a ferry ride by Singapore Island Cruise which departs daily from Marina South Pier to St. John's Island. Cat lovers who get thrilled by the mere sight of cats would no doubt fall helplessly in love with the cat paradise, as you take a trip to Lazarus Island. Right before the linking bridge that connects St John's to Lazarus Island, you would be greeted by a warm scenery dotted with a handful of adorable feline creatures. To explore the island's best offerings, follow the St. John's Island trail guide walk for awe-inspiring sightseeings and local attractions.


Book a Private Yacht: Get a sight of Singapore at a whole new level and experience touring around the island at different perspective. Charter a private luxury yacht that blends the comfort of a luxury cruise experience over crystal waters that lace Singapore gloriously as you discover hidden coves. Be it island hopping to Lazarus and Kusu, pick up on kayaking or fishing, or even cruising along the skyscrapers of Singapore, rest be assured that your cruising could be fully personalised to your liking. And if you are lucky, you might even catch a school of dolphins too.


Enjoy Island Wonder at its Best: At just a stone throw away, you can explore the pristine beauty of Lazarus Island by taking an artistically crafted paved bridge from St John's Island. Both islands provides the perfect ambience for peace seekers to embrace the beauty of the island at its best. Go for a romantic stroll along the tranquil beach, sunbath on fine white sands and picnic away under the shades of the coconut trees against the backdrop of children's' laughter as they send colorful kites of all shades and sizes up into the blue sky.


Visit Tropical Marine Science Institute: Nestled between the Pacific and Indian Ocean with its unique position in the tropical South China Sea, Singapore is home to abundance of treasure trove, marine wildlife, coral reefs, mangroves and coastal forest much to the adoration of sea lovers. Book a guided Intertidal Walk around the island and be sure to visit the Tropical Marine Science Institute, a local marine research facility to learn about the island biodiversity and gain insights into marine science preservation effort around the research facility.


What to eat in St. John's Island

So here's two news; the bad and the good. The bad news is, there are no foods sold in the island though you can stock up on snacks and beverages at the Marina South Pier Cruise Centre right before departing to the island, or pack food from home just like locals. The good news is, plenty of good cuisines stationed just around the island. From the finest latin cuisine at Porta Porta Italian Restaurant, western food by Lots Gourmet, traditional Singaporean local food at Restaurant HOME to fresh sea catch served at The Catch, Singapore offers sumptuous gastronomic delights for foodies hunter. If you're craving for mouth-watering desserts, why not pamper yourself with creamy pan ice creams served by Creamery Boutique Ice Creams or Instagram worthy waffle ice creams at The Bark Café?


Where to stay in St. John's Island

Housing in St. John's Island is affordable, food, transportation alike, visitors can find accommodation here comfortably with the several available options. helps make the process easier and stress-free. Begin planning your visit early by looking through the many available options on today. features 146 hotels, among which are some of the finest and best hotels at St. John's Island, Singapore and 30133 genuine reviews to ensure that you get the best hotel that suits your needs perfectly. Some of the best hotels include the Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa, Capella Singapore, Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa and the Amara Singapore.


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