Where to Recharge Thyself

There are times that you feel so tired and weak. That is quite understandable especially if you are the workaholic type. If you ask other people, you deserve a break to recharge or renew your spirit. Don’t worry because there are many places that you can go to. If in this case you simply want to leave the urban setting for a short period of time, there are numerous islands that will surely welcome you.

Here’s a list:

St. John’s Island

If you want to enjoy this island, forget about its past. The island will offer you with numerous recreational activities. In here, you will see many corals, lagoons and if you are fortunate, you can see dolphins. You can have a picnic here, camping, getting tanned and snorkel. If you like you can avail of guided walks carried out by Tropical Marine Science Institute. If you worry about the transportation, you can charter a boat to get here. There is a ferry from Marina South Pier to the island every day. The admission is free but if you choose to rent a bungalow and camp out, admission charges apply. For more information, you can call them at (+65) 6534-9339.

Pulau Ubin

Pulau Ubin is the last “Kampong” village here in Singapore. By visiting Pulau Ubin, you now have a picture of how it was living in the 60s. You will surely appreciate the laidback life. If you want to explore the island, you can choose to hire a van or a bike. If you prefer strolling, you can do so. The main attraction is the Chek Jawa and the Celestial Resort. The island is open from 8:30am to 6pm daily. You don’t need to pay anything except for the Bumboat ride which costs S$2.50/person. For more information, you can call them at (+65) 6542-4108.

Pulau Semakau

Pulau Semakau is the perfect place to conduct activities like bird watching, star gazing, swimming, fishing, cycling and trekking. The island is proud of its thriving plants and animals. You can see Mangroves and coral reef formations too. If you want to get to the island, you should head to West Coast Pier or Pasir Panjang Ferry Terminal. Visiting the island is possible if you join activities carried out by groups like the Nature Society, Sport Fishing Association and many more.

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