Although much of the eastern half of St John's island has been reclaimed to create swimming lagoons, corals are still found outside the seawalls.
St John's Island National Marine Laboratory hosts not only a team of marine scientists, but also the Sisters' Islands Marine Park Visitor Centre. Which has lots of exhibits and even a touch pool where you can get up close and personal with our marine life! The Marine Park has a nature walk on St John's Island too, although this is currently suspended due to the asbestos issue.
Kayakasia conducts regular kayaking trips to our Southern Islands including St John's Island. Another great way to experience Singapore's waters!
The Singapore Blue Plan 2018
The cluster of Kusu, Lazarus and St. John's Islands has been recommended by the Singapore Blue Plan 2018 for elevated protection status.
The Blue Plan highlights that Lazarus, St. John’s, and Kusu Islands are established sites for coral nurseries as their shoreline offers ideal sheltered areas for growth of corals. Designating these islands as No-fishing Areas can bolster their rehabilitation.
Protecting a larger cluster of islands means zonation plans for use can be implemented to manage tourism and human impacts.
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How to get to St John's Island
There is a daily ferry departing from Marine South Pier. Check the Singapore Island Cruise site for the latest updated.
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This article is written for Celebrating Singapore Shores as part of International Year of the Reef 2018.