Nearing to the next ferry’s departure time, I headed back to St. John’s Island after visiting Lazarus Island Beach in good time to queue up for the 3.50pm Singapore Island Cruise ferry over to Kusu Island, to secure my spot on the ferry. This would be the second leg of the circular route around the Southern Islands.
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Looking at the jetty from the causeway, there were already tonnes of people ahead of me. Oops.
The Singapore Island Cruise I Whale ferry then started to pick up passengers 30 minutes ahead of departure time to clear some crowds.
A Singapore Island Cruise harbour launch and the Penguin Tekong waits out to berth.
The I Whale got full pretty fast.
Seems like the I Whale was successful in clearing out half the pier.
Joining the now-shorter queue for the Singapore Island Cruise 3.50pm ferry.
There is a Marina South Ferries staff calling out for his Marina South Ferries yellow ticket people to join his left side of the queue, and also assisted Singapore Island Cruise passengers to queue on the right when showed the Singapore Island Cruise orange ticket.
The Singapore Island Cruise harbour launch waiting to berth, relieving just a small bit of the crowd.
The I Whale departing for Kusu Island.
As the I Whale exits the “harbour”, the Penguin Tekong slowly creeps in.
Heading to board the Penguin Tekong.
It’s quite a high last step to board the ferry, and the Penguin Tekong crew assisted those who have trouble climbing up.
Heading straight for the front cabin with lesser crowds.
The legroom on board the Penguin Tekong.
What a strange sight, and to see this on a Sunday afternoon at that.
Departing from St. John’s Island.
The Marina South Ferries MSF Natsu waiting to berth after my Penguin Tekong.
The Marina South Ferries MSF Natsu berthing at St. John’s Island.
Passing by Sentosa Cove.
What a strange sight to see the Singapore skyline on board the Penguin Tekong.
Approaching Kusu Island.
The strait between Kusu Island and Lazarus Island. Would be a lot more convenient if a bridge could be built.
Kusu Island in its entirety.
Approaching the main jetty of Kusu Island.
Lazarus Island Beach is just across, but everyone has to walk back to St. John’s Island to catch the ferry over to Kusu Island.
Disembarking from the Penguin Tekong.
Heading up the floating pontoon.
This is like disembarking at the old Sentosa.
The welcome sign of Kusu Island.
Heading up the Kusu Island jetty.
A big crowd heading back to Marina South Pier on the 4.15pm Singapore Island Cruise ferry.
The Penguin Tekong at Kusu Island.
The queue for the 4.15pm Singapore Island Cruise ferry extends out of the ferry pier.
With the 2-hourly frequency and circular routing of Singapore Island Cruise, it’s now time to explore Kusu Island in 2 hours.