Surrounded with heritage buildings like colonial bungalows and colorful stores, the neighborhood of Katong is an interesting place to drop by in the central region of Singapore. The culturally rich ambiance and the many flavors of the local Singaporean delights environ the town throughout the day. While this is a reason enough to keep you glued here, there’s a lot more to see and do in Katong. Eurasian Heritage Centre, Gloo Boutique Gallery, and Quentin’s are some of the popular places to visit during your day in Katong. However, the splendid islands near Katong are another reason that make this place worth the time and effort put in by you.
The number of islands around this neighborhood and the experiences that they offer are so many that it might just leave your mind boggled and soul wanderlusting to visit there right away. So, while you’re here, why wait? Let your toes trot on the unexplored path and your eyes uncover the beauty of the lesser seen places in and around Singapore. After all, a little bliss in nature’s lap is always good for the mind and soul!
Best Islands Near Katong
Here’s a list of the topmost gorgeous islands near Katong that offer plenty of adventurous and blissful experiences that are good enough to make your holiday memorable. Take a look!
1. Kusu Island
The Kusu islands are one of the many beautiful southern islands located in Singapore. Kusu actually means Tortoise or turtle in Mandarin. The island here is named as Pulao Tembakul or Peak Island in Malay. The island that you see was enlarged and then it was made into an island resort which sprawled out for a heavy 85,000 meters. Here you can go to pay your offerings at the popular Chinese temple known as Tua Pek Kong or Da Bo Gong. They house two main deities namely: The Guan Yin and the DA Bo Gong. After paying your respects, you can head out for swimming on the soothing island waters or maybe opting a picnic with your friends.
Location: Kusu Island, Singapore, 00074
2. Sentosa Island
Ranked as one of the most popular Singapore islands, Sentosa is a lively and buzzing destination. Located in close proximity to the mainland, Sentosa can be easily reached in Sentosa Express or walking down the footbridge, that connects Sentosa and Singapore. Sentosa island Singapore offers immense fun-filled and exhilarating activities and recreation that allure tourists of all age groups, round the year. From waterpark, Universal Studio, Trick Eye Museum, SEA Aquarium, to classy restaurants, spa, and shopping arcades; Sentosa leaves no stone unturned to entice you.
Time to reach from Singapore city: 5-10 minutes
Things to do: Fun rides at Universal Studio, watch fish and other marine creatures at Underwater World and chill out at Tanjong Beach Club.
Places to stay: Hotel Capella, Equarius Hotel and Hard Rock Hotel
3. Lazarus Island
With sparkling white sand beach, turquoise blue water and verdant palm plantations, Lazarus Island is one of the most popular islands, after Sentosa island Singapore. Sprawling over 47 hectares, Lazarus Island can be easily reached in public as well as private ferries from Marina South Pier. Connected by a paved walkaway, Lazarus Island and St Johns island are adjacent to each other and can be visited in a day.
Time to reach from Singapore city: 25 minutes
Things to do: Sunbathing, swimming and cycling
Places to stay: Lazarus Island is mostly visited as a part of day excursion, but if you are on your honeymoon, we would recommend you to book a holiday home rental on the island.
Of all the islands near Katong, these 3 places are the best and the most famous hot spots to hang out at along with your loved ones. There are innumerable options for beaches to chill at, restaurants to treat your taste buds, and other attractions to imbibe some thrill in your holiday. So, while you’re in Katong during your trip to Singapore with TravelTriangle, make sure you add either Sentosa, Lazarus, or Kusu Island to your itinerary or if possible, try to add and explore them all. Their close proximity and distance, i.e. less than 20 kilometers make them quite accessible from Katong and easy to explore in one trip.
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