Islands Tours in Singapore

Singapore has some wonderful fascinating and picturesque emerald islands. The best way to see and admire Singapore is by embarking on the island tours in Singapore. And if you are in the mood for pampering yourself you can easily indulge in one of its very relaxing Singapore tours.

During the island tours in Singapore you get to know about the quaint Kusu

Island Singapore, Lazarus Island and Sisters Island Singapore, Pulau Ubin Singapore, St, Johns Island Singapore and Sentosa Island Singapore all of them being names of tiny islands just off mainland Singapore. It will an experience of lifetime to travel through these exuberant and naturally rich islands of Singapore

The Kusu Island in Singapore is famous with the local Malay and Chinese as there are two shrines on it, belonging to the two faiths respectively. It is famous for the annual Kusu Island Pilgrimage made by the Singaporeans. There is also a 'wishing well' in to which you can toss a coin after making a wish! Who knows it just might come true - the locals do think so. The isle can be approached by ferry or bum boat, and is an ideal picnic spot. Another interesting feature is its 'turtle pond'. So come with your camera for sure. The beach here is alluring as well, for the young and old alike. It makes a wonderful island tours in Singapore.

The other island tours in Singapore can be the St. John's Island which is located approximately 6.5 km to the south of the main island of Singapore . It was a former quarantine station for leprosy cases and a penal settlement for political prisoners and ringleaders of secret societies. But in recent times the western end of the island hosts a $30 million Marine Aquaculture Centre. This large hilly island also has swimming lagoons, beaches, picnic grounds, trekking routes and soccer fields. It is very convenient to reach St. John's Island. A daily ferry service leaves the Sentosa Ferry Terminal for Kusu Island and St. John's Island.

Sentosa, which means tranquility in Malay, is one of the popular island tours of Singapore which is visited by some two million people a year. It is a major tourist attraction with a musical fountain, two golf courses and two five star hotels. Sentosa Island is just a few hundred yards from the mainland. There is an
excellent aquarium, dolphin lagoon, Butterfly Park, musical fountain and many other attractions. Elder people may want to just laze on the beach. There is an admission charge to the island as well as to many of the attractions.

The Pulau Ubin is a home for many wild plants and animals. Some of the animals can be viewed rarely on the mainland. The rare kind of both the smooth and Oriental otters has been spotted by the travelers during their visit. Monkeys or the long tailed macaques can be encountered on the island. Numerous horn bills are permanent resident on Ubin Island. This uncommon bird cannot be noticed in the mainland. Besides these straw headed, the wondrous song bird are also viewed on the island. The Red jungle fowl still roam about the jungle area of the Pulau Ubin Island. Wild Boar is abundant in Ubin Island and also dugongs. The sweet Dolphins also can be seen in the fresh waters of the island. Ubin is also home to some glorious trees, many of which are worthy of Heritage Tree status. Pulau Ubin is a great place for other fun filled activities as well. Other activities at Pulau Ubin include cycling, walking, fishing and camping. The waters off Ubin are also enjoyed by sailing and canoeing enthusiasts. It is also one of the exciting island tours in Singapore.

Lazarus and Sisters Islands offer secluded retreat away from the hustle bustle of the main city with their relaxing and cozy ambiance. These two tiny Islands provide virgin beaches and tempting emerald waters of the sea. It is a home for many rich soft corals and exotic marine life. The two tiny islands flank the southern part of Singapore. Though small, they have hordes to offer, with pristine sandy beaches and inviting waters ideally a favorite destination for a relaxing get-away. Swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving are recommended during the island tours in Singapore.

Singapore is an island country and the smallest country in South-East Asia. Since independence it has become one of the popular holiday destinations in the world, sporting the world's busiest port. Combining the skyscrapers and subways of a modern, affluent city with a medley of Chinese, Indian and Malay influences and a lush tropical climate, with tasty food, good shopping and a happening, vibrant nightlife scene, this Garden City makes a great stopover.