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The secret's out - how to get to Singapore's little-known beach on Seringat Island

Published on Feb 21, 2013 4:57 PM

South of Sentosa, 6km away or a 20-minute boat ride, there is an island called Seringat with a beautiful crescent-shaped beach. It is a quiet, idyllic setting, yet the only people who venture there are daytrippers whose boats pull up at the island's jetty, or who swim to shore from those boats once they anchor them in a nearby lagoon.

Boat operators say that the only way to get to Seringat Island and its pristine beach from Singapore is by private boat, which costs from $160 round-trip on a 12-person fibreglass or wooden bumboat to several thousand dollars on a privately-hired yacht.

But Life!Weekend checked it out and can tell you about a cheaper way to get there.

The southern end of Seringat Island is merged with Lazarus Island which, in turn, is connected to St John's Island by bridge. Singapore Island Cruise operates a daily ferry service between Marina South Pier, St John's Island and Kusu Island for $15 per adult and $12 per child, round trip.

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