After my short self-tour around Kusu Island, I headed back to the Kusu Island jetty just in time for the 4pm Marina South Ferries ferry back to Marina South Pier. For the two afternoon ferries, Marina South Ferries ply an anti-clockwise loop so it now goes back to Marina South Pier via St. John’s Island instead.
The Marina South Ferries MSF Natsu berthed at Kusu Island jetty.
Heading down the jetty.
MSF Natsu at Kusu Island jetty.
Marina South Ferries tickets need to be shown to the staff on the floating pontoon.
Boarding the Marina South Ferries MSF Natsu.
As I spent quite some time in the sun already, I opted to sit in the air-conditioned lower deck this time.
The legroom available on board the Marina South Ferries MSF Natsu.
Heading out of Kusu Island.
The clean toilet on board Marina South Ferries MSF Natsu.
Marina Bay as seen from the ferry.
The Red Ensign of Singapore flown by MSF Natsu.
Heading back to St. John’s Island.
Seems like the St. John’s Island jetty is full with Singapore Island Cruise ferries.
Heading alongside St. John’s Island jetty after a Singapore Island Cruise ferry departed.
The long queue at St. John’s Island jetty for Marina South Ferries.
Passengers for St. John’s Island disembark first before boarding commences for the trip back to Marina South Pier.
Additional harbour launches are also sent in alongside the MSF Natsu to cater for any excess crowd.
After everyone has boarded, the ferry crew call for everyone’s tickets to be checked.
KLOOK’s ticket conditions in the .pdf voucher says that this is a 1-day travel pass for unlimited rides on Marina South Ferries on the selected date, but it seems that only the inter-island shuttle trips allow for unlimited rides. The ticket stubs will be torn off upon departure from and on the trip to Marina South Pier respectively – so you technically can’t joyride departing from Marina South Pier 5 times a day on a single ticket if you really wanted to.
With this second ticket check, I have no more stubs to continue riding the Marina South Ferries ferry on the “1-day travel pass”.
Slipping off from St. John’s Island jetty.
Passing by Sisters’ Islands.
Heading back to mainland Singapore on the crowded ferry.
Heading into the Marina South Pier harbour.
Approaching the floating pontoon.
Heading up the pier from the floating pontoon.
Looking back at MSF Natsu.
As the crowd into the terminal for security clearance was being regulated, everyone had to move forward slowly according to the customs officer’s instructions. The security clearance used the same customs lane for international arrivals, so that’s a nice simulation of having just returned from overseas.
Overall, a nice trip “overseas” to the Southern Islands of Singapore with Marina South Ferries – somewhere I have not ever considered going to up until now, only when COVID-19 hits and there’s nowhere overseas to go anymore.