Exploring The Abandoned Islands Of Singapore!

Post by Uzma Kidwai | Oct 24, 2016

Nǐ hǎo, hope you are having a great time but it won’t last long as I am here to disturb you with a question, so wear your thinking caps ;) We all have a very strange habit of noticing only popular things, whether its people, clothing or places. But, is it right? This is one question which often bothers me that why do we sideline some very important things in life focusing on the much-hyped one?

I know, already the Monday blues have blown away your mood and now these questions are scratching your head thinking why am I talking like this? Well, this morning I was taken aback learning that there are few beautiful spots in Singapore, also cited as the Greenest City of the world. Like really???

Yeah, a land which very smartly balances the equilibrium between nature and technology has some Islands which are waiting to get back their glory. What an irony!

Amidst the flamboyance and glitz of Islands like Sentosa, Siloso, Kusu Island and more, there are some picturesque Islands which are feeling secluded and waiting to get reinvented. 

So what say Singaporeans, let’s give them a little attention, and make them feel loved and special?  WOW!!! So this time you plan escapes with your friends or family visit these lovely spots, which hold a lot to see. 

Okay so let me take you to those Islands which waiting for your presence. Let the journey begin!!!

Pulau Semakau

Although, the current USP of this place is definitely not gonna excite you as the Island is presently cited as the only offshore landfill site but hang on there’s more to this place! 

Yeah, only the eastern side of this Island is polluted, the rest is an ideal spot for eco-adventurer.

With rich mangrove habitats and a healthy coral population, the Island has become a site for nature research with a coral nursery on the Island. 

Coney Island

Also known as Pulau Serangoon, nestles a wide variety of habitats, including coastal forests, grasslands, mangroves, and casuarina woodlands. Hmmm, a lot to see!

You can enjoy cycling, bird watching, nature walks and more. As the terrain is craggy it’s advisable to not bring small kids along. 

Lazarus Island & Pulau Seringat

Lazarus Island is Singapore’s best-kept beach, similar to the biblical character, Lazarus, who was raised from the dead. It stretches 800-metre by the Pulau Seringat is now a reclaimed beach overlooking a beautiful lagoon that is perfect for swimming in.

It is also called as St. John’s secret, apparently coz it’s an offshoot of St. John's Island. You can enjoy their white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, which gives you a replica a Maldives. 

Pulau Ubin

Pulau Ubin is a small island packed with rich history. A perfect place to escape from the hustle-bustle of the city life, this Island will let you enjoy a village style experience. 

You can also relieve the rural flora and fauna with a tour of the Chek Jawa Wetlands. While cycling, you can also see the glimpse of Hornbills and wild boars. 

Sisters’ Islands

A day out with family at Sister’s Island would be a great idea. Don’t know if its truth or myth but it is believed that it that the Islands got their name from two sisters who were about to be forced into marriage by pirates. The girls swam away in an attempt to escape but unfortunately drowned, and two islands emerged from the spots where they were last seen.

Isn’t the story heart touching? And isn’t it worth visiting? Adventurers here can enjoy water sports and nature love can take a glimpse of underwater creatures. 

It’s a good place for camping as well. 

I am sure that now you are having new names in your where-to-go list? Do visit them and experience newness. It’s not always great to enjoy at hi-tech amusement parks sometimes finding something new can also be delightful!

Hope you liked the idea of exploring these lost wonders in Singapore? Till we meet next at least visit to one of them to experience novelty and excitement.