Boon Kang would like to swim in Sisters’ Islands (姐妹岛)’ lagoons. This pair of Southern islands have been designated as Singapore’s first marine park.
Map of Singapore’s offshore islands. Sisters’ Islands are directly below Sentosa.
(map credit coralreef.nus.edu.sg)
A tiny Octopus and Black flatworm (looks harmless but it actually leech itself onto its prey and suck them dry!). These creatures are placed in pails for us to understand more about them and they are released at the end of our trip.
Video : Tour of Sisters’ Island
Exploration is possible on dry land too. We found so many casuarina seeds, and grasshoppers are thriving on this island (near extinct on mainland).
The brothers enjoy their Sisters’ Islands trip. Although wading in the water with soggy socks might be uncomfortable, they still love the refreshing experience.
Tips to enjoy your Sisters’ Islands trip :
1) The ferry departs punctually from Pasir Panjang terminal. Do arrive early as the way in is not straightforward
2) If you are prone to seasick, do prepare a plastic bag. The Ferry is confined and air conditioned
3) At Sisters’ Island, follow your guide’s instruction. Try to walk in a single file as we want to sustain (and not kill) the marine life environment
4) Wear your bootie, boots or just wear your old running shoes. Socks will be wet, sandy and soggy. Enjoy the experience.
5) Monkeys inhabit the islands, do not expose your food or feed them
6) There is a toilet facility on the Island
** There are 4 more Sisters’ Islands tours before the end of 2014 (evenings slots). Do pop by Nparks link for the next schedule. Quick fingers are needed as many families will be trying to register.
7) Nparks’ Sisters’ Islands tours are Free. If you charter your own boat, it will be $300+
8 ) Ria (in black with bandana) was our Chek Jawa guide last round. She runs the popular nature website/blog Wildshores of Singapore which offers nature trails too. Do pop by her detail Sisters’ Islands review here, here and here (2014Sep weekend).
9) Video : You must catch the paranomic overhead view of the two lagoons from a Drone’s view (courtesy of Pei Yan)
A big Thank You to Nparks for organising this Fun trip, and our friendly and knowledgeable guides too! (Ria Tan and Pei Yan, and nParks’ Collin, Guan Xiong and Alice)