Top 10 Most Popular Islands Around Singapore! Which Is The Most Fun?

You have a feeling that Singapore is too small to have fun? Don’t know where to go on weekends? Tired of seeing the city landscape everyday and have not been on a holiday for a long time?

Please do not panic! Let’s introduce you some of Singapore’s surrounding islands and get ready to pack your bags and start holidaying!

# 1. Bintan Island

Bintan Island, known as the “Singapore’s Back Garden”, is located in Indonesia, but usually the tourist attractions of ​​the Bintan Island are Singapore leased.

You only need to take a 55 minutes ferry ride from Singapore’s Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to Bintan Island. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy your 18 holes putting on the island, you can also hone your fishing skills on the island, or hike in the rainforest between the sea and the river.

Recommended days: 2-3 days (March-November each year)
Way of transport: from Singapore by boat (official website booking or spot tickets)
Accommodation: resort hotels, huts, villas and so on
Recommended attractions: Mangrove, Min Dan Baowan, Sheng Kagang Chinese fishing village, elephant park

# 2. Batam Island

Batam Island also known as “Little Bali”, which is second only to Bali’s is the second largest tourist destination. Because the island belongs to the tax free zone, all goods are all duty-free import and export, so Singaporeans are very fond of going to Batam for food, shopping and fun. The scenery is also a unique tropical style, there are a lot of water activities and SPA, you can go enjoy.

Recommended days: 1-2 days (March-September each year)
Means of transport: From Singapore’s Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal or Harbor Front Terminal
Recommended attractions: Chinatown, Batu Center, Yi Sha

# 3. Bali

Bali in Indonesia and is the first choice for most people in their travel list. Whether it is natural landscape or cultural style, Bali will not let everyone down. Snorkeling, surfing, rafting, volcano, sea breeze, sky, etc… Whatever you can think of, they are all in Bali!

Recommended days: 5 days or more (May-September each year)
Traffic: aircraft
Recommended attractions: sea temple, golf course, holy temple, Ubud palace, Uluwatu cliff

# 4. Lombok

The island of Lombok, which is separated from Bali, is never inferior to Bali. Clear blue sea water, majestic Mount Rinjani an active volcano, the unique Sassac tribe, when you went to the three famous Gili, lying on the beach side, as if the whole island, is completely self-exile and very suitable for honeymoon The best place to go.

Recommended days: 5 days or more (May-September each year)
Mode of transport: aircraft / ferry
Recommended attractions: Gili Islands, Gili Trawangan Island, Senggigi Beach (Black Sand Beach), Mount Rinjani volcano

# 5. Tioman Island

If you do not want to go to crowded places, located in eastern, Malaysia’s Tioman Island is definitely a small island of choice.

With the origin of myths, Tioman Island seems to be filled with a mysterious colour, because of it’s underwater tropical fish world and Tioman Island is listed as one of the world’s top ten beautiful islands, it is totally natural beauty, whether it is adventure or speed boating around the island, it will give you a whole lot of good times.

Recommended days: 3 days or more
Transportation: Aircraft / Ferry
Every year in November – February for the island of time

# 6. Langkawi

Located in the northwest coast of the Malaysian Peninsula, surrounded in 104 islands, with myths and legends with a variety of strange demons, giant eagle, warrior and fairy tale princess. Activities which can be done on the island are water skiing, fishing, horse riding, take a car to enjoy the idyllic scenery, rubber park, small cottage and enjoy the most romantic journey.

Recommended days: 3 days or more (October each year – the following year)
Transportation: Aircraft / Ferry
Recommended attractions: Giant Eagle Square, Langkawi legendary park, Pantai Chenang Beach, coral island, Pulau Dayang

# 7. Koh Samui

As Thailand’s third largest island, known for its honeymoon destination. Compared to Phuket it has more natural, soft white sand beach, sunset coconut trees shadows, luxury and comfortable seaside resort hotel. Check into a sea resort hotel, experience the world’s famous “moon party”. Koh Samui is also one of the top ten diving sites in the world, and lovers like to walk by the seaside. For singles not to worry – you ,ay also find your future partner there too!

Recommended days: 3 days or more (November each year – April next year)
Traffic: aircraft
Recommended attractions: Chaweng Beach, Chaweng Night Market, Lamai Beach, AnTong National Marine Park

# 8. Phuket


Located in the southern part of Thailand, Phuket is Thailand’s largest and most developed island with the most water sports or water activities, as well as unique Thai entertainment and food, bringing a totally different experience in Phuket. During night time, there are a variety of bars and nightclubs that will let you enjoy yourself to the max!

Recommended days: 3 days or more (November each year – April next year)
Traffic: aircraft
Recommended attractions: Patong Beach, Phi Phi Island, Phang Nga Bay, Emperor Island

# 9. Kusu Island

The main reason to come to this island is for temple visits, in particular, in every 9th month of the Lunar calendar, people will flock over to pay respect to the Tua Pek Kong Temple on this island. The temple was built in 1923.

Climbing 152 steps, there is the Malay temple in the top of the mountain, the temple dedicated to the three “Holy Spirit”, a symbol of wealth, marriage, health, bless with lots of children and grandchildren and harmony in family.

Tickets: $ 15 for adult tickets and $ 12 for children
Opening hours: 24 hours a day
Departure Location: Marina South Pier

# 10. Maldives

The last is our big boss of all the above islands, although flying from Singapore takes nearly five hours, but no matter which island it is, they will not let you down. You can think of everything about this tropical island: coconut grove, beach, sky, bikini, seaside restaurant … … are all waving at you!

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