Marina South Pier is easily reached by MRT (red line, Marina South Pier station), or by taxi.
There is no parking at Marina South Pier, so do not plan to park your car. (There is some parking at the cruise ship terminal and at gardens by the bay meadow carpark, but both are 10-15 minute walk and will cost you quite a bit for 24-hour parking).
Please note that lunch is not provided on Saturday so please arrange your own.
On St John:
Once you reach St John Island, there’s an island map at the end of the jetty. We are at camp 2 & 3, which is up the hill from camp 5 that we stayed at last year. A roller suitcase is quite handy as there’s footpath all the way and it’s a good 10-15min walk.
Adults set up camp
Kids explore the island
Swim/explore the mud (low tide 3.30pm).
7pm-midnight outdoor fun (bring a torch per child) – please no iPads/phones/laptops for the kids – permitted discretely for addicted adults, if you must 🙂
9pm lights out in the dorm, so that those who want to sleep (e.g. young kids) can do so. Note this doesn’t mean the kids have to go to bed – kids can stay up as late as parents allow, but just outside, not in the dorm. No iPads, lit screens, talking or packing/unpacking of bags in the dorm after 9pm please.
Ferries depart 11:50am, 1:50pm, 3:50pm, 5:50pm.
Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast & lunch will be provided:
– spaghetti bolognaise
– scrambled eggs, toast, bacon sandwiches
– hot dogs
**Any special dietary requirements please do let us know.**
Saturday lunch & snacks please arrange your own.
NB: There is no shop on the island.
The tap water is on the island is same standard as rest of Singapore.
Duties: we need everyone to please pitch in to help:
– carry stuff up the hill to the camp
– set up
– organise games/activities for the kids
– wash dishes
– next day clean up
– carry stuff back to the ferry
Our camp has two 60-bed naturally ventilated (no aircon!) dorms, mattress & clean sheets supplied, but you’re also welcome to bring a tent if you have one.
We also have a kitchen/dining hall including gas cooker, woks, pots, pans, plates, cutlery etc.
There’s cold showers, flush toilets, electricity, fridge, chairs, tables.