Islands Management

  1. Southern Islands

    Need a quiet respite away from the city? Head south to Kusu, St John’s and Lazarus, offshore islands managed by the Singapore Land Authority.

    A regular ferry service, provided by Singapore Island Cruise, serves Kusu and St John’s Island on a fixed schedule from Marina South Pier. Visitors may walk over to Lazarus Island which is linked to St John’s Island via a man-made causeway.

    Private hire boat services are available for charter from Marina South Pier if you prefer a more flexible schedule. Marina South Pier is easily accessible via taxi or public transport.
  2. Kusu Island

    Located just 5.6km from Singapore, Kusu Island means Tortoise Island in Mandarin. Legend has it that a magical tortoise turned itself into the island to save two shipwrecked sailors. It is also known as Peak Island or Pulau Tembakul in Malay.

    Immerse yourself in our rich cultural heritage by visiting the Da Bo Gong Chinese temple and take the 152 step challenge up the rugged hillock to the kramat on Kusu Island.


    Each year during the ninth lunar month - sometime between September and November - thousands of devotees flock here for the annual Kusu Pilgrimage in the hope of good health, peace, happiness, good luck and prosperity. The popular Chinese temple, Da Bo Gong, was built by a wealthy businessman in 1923 and houses two main deities: Da Bo Gong and Guan Yin. The former is widely regarded as having the power to bestow prosperity, cure diseases, calm the sea and avert danger, while Guan Yin is known as the 'giver of sons'.

    On top of a rugged hillock stand three holy shrines to Malay saints, or kramats, built to commemorate 19th century pious man, Syed Abdul Rahman, his mother Nenek Ghalib and sister Puteri Fatimah. Many devotees climb the 152 steps to pray for wealth, good marriage, good health and harmony. The shrines are also popular with childless couples because of their strong links to fertility.
  3. St John's Island


    Situated around 6.5km south of Singapore, St John's Island (previously known as Pulau Sekijang Bendara) spans 39 hectares.

    Visitors who plan to stay overnight can book the Holiday Bungalow, which comes furnished with a kitchen and sleeps up to 10 people.


    • Holiday Camp 5 will reopen on 1 June 2018. The Holiday Bungalow and Holiday Camps 2-4 will be closed for maintenance work from 1 June 2018 until further notice.

    • Period of Stay Holiday Bungalow
      Non-School Holidays Rates*
      Holiday Bungalow
      School Holidays Rates*
      Tue - Fri S$53.50 S$107
      Fri - Mon S$107 S$214
      One week
      (from Tue - Mon
      or from Fri - Thu)
      S$133.75 N.A.

      One-week booking is not allowed
      during school holiday period.

      Dormitories-01Holiday Camp 5 with a capacity of 60 pax
      For organised groups, Holiday Camp 5 offers accommodation for up to 60 people. It is equipped with basic cooking facilities, so you can self-cater or even have a BBQ. To book Holiday Camp 2,3 or 4 please call us at 1800 323 9829 between 8.30am and 5.30pm (Monday– Friday).

      The Holiday Bungalow and Holiday Camps are the only accommodation available on the island. Please refer to rules and regulations on the use of the accommodation.

      Period of Stay Holiday Camp Rates*
      Sun - Thurs S$64.20 per day
      Fri, Sat & eve of public holiday S$107 per day
      * Prices inclusive of 7% GST

      Booking Enquiries and Procedure

      The public can make bookings and payment for the holiday bungalow and/or holiday camps at SLA Service Counter (Revenue House, Level 12, closest MRT station: Novena MRT) between 8.30am and 5.30pm (Monday – Friday), on a first-come-first-served basis. Bookings are welcome for up to two months in advance.

      You may wish to download and complete the Application Form together with the Direct Credit Authorisation (DCA) Form before coming down to our Service Counter.

      For booking enquiries, email us using our contact form at or call us at 1800 323 9829 between 8.30am and 5.30pm (Monday– Friday). Please note that the Service Counter is closed on weekends and Public Holidays.

      Rules and Regulations

  4. Lazarus Island

    Just a 30 minute boat ride from Marina South Pier lies Lazarus Island. Previously known as Pulau Sakijang Pelepah, it translates literally to “Island of One Barking Deer and Palms” from Malay. As there are no direct ferries to Lazarus Island, visitors can catch the fixed ferry service operated by Singapore Island Cruise to St. John's Island from Marina South Pier and walk over to Lazarus Island via a man-made causeway.


    As there are no food, beverage and retail shops on Lazarus Island, do remember to pack everything you need – floats, mats, towels, drinks and snacks when you visit the island. Do your part for the environment and help keep the island clean for everyone’s enjoyment, please do not litter.
  5. Booking Forms

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