Lazarus Island is currently linked with St. John's Island via a causeway. Together with Pulau Seringat, the total land area is approximately 47 ha. This island offer a quiet respite from the big city with laid-back ambience, sandy beaches and inviting waters. Swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving are recommended. The water currents are quite strong and are recommended only for experienced divers.
History: For many of Singapore's immigrants, St. John's Island (previously known as Pulau Sekijang Bendara) was the first place of disembarkation. Here, they were registered and screened for disease. Immigrants who were found to be carriers of tuberculosis, malaria, cholera, typhoid, etc were quarantined on the island.
When the island ceased to be a screening centre, it became a colony for cholera patients. It has since also been used as a drug rehabilitation centre and a place of exile for political dissidents and ringleaders of secret societies.
Do you know that Sir Stamford Raffles, sailing on the Indiana actually anchored off this island on 28 February 1819 before taking a small ketch to get to the shores of Singapore the next day.
In recent times, the western end of the island hosts a $30 million Marine Aquaculture Centre. With effect from 21 November 2006, ferries departs from Marina South Pier instead. Ferry services will no longer run from Sentosa's ferry terminal.
Address: 31 Marina Coastal Drive,
Marina South Pier,
Bus Stop Number 03419: Service 402 (Starts and ends at Shenton Way Bus Terminal, loop service.).
MRT Station: Marina South Pier (NS28) Under Construction, scheduled to open in the 4th Quartrer of 2014.
Information is correct as at 12 October 2014. Please visit the destination website for latest updates.