Pulau Hantu

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Pulau Hantu
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A tiny picturesque island located off the south of Singapore, Pulau Hantu is home to lagoons, sheltered beaches and beautiful water, making it a popular haunt for fishing, swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving.
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Pulau Hantu Island, Singapore 000705 Singapore
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Hasnah1962
Singapore, Singapore2 002 contributions
Great island for peaceful private picnic
Jan 2021 • Friends
A trip to the little island of Pulau Hantu. Nested in amongst oil refineries, this tiny island is located to the south of the main island of Singapore. It is made up of Pulau Hantu Besar and Pulau Hantu Kechil, with a total area of 12.6 hectares
Our friends of 6 suggested a picnic once Singapore announced phase 3 due to Covid19 safe distancing and movement control. Pulau Hantu was not our first option though.
My husband and another friend used to have fishing trips around this island and suggested it. I started my search on how to get there and managed to chartered a boat own by a colleague's dad.
We departed the mainland Singapore from West Coast Pier near the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club at 8am after stopping by the market West Coast wet market to buy lived prawn as bait.
After about 30 minutes boat ride we arrived at the jetty of the big island.
The name of Pulau Hantu literally means "Ghost Island" in Malay. It may refer to the "disappearing" moment of the middle part of the island during the high tide. During the low tide, Pulau Hantu can be seen as one island with two large bays on its northern and southern sides.
The legend on it's name says that it was where ancient Malay warriors fought to their death and that their ghosts wander around the islan⁷d. But the island today is a peaceful part of our country lined with palm trees, white sandy beaches and swimming lagoons. It's just the perfect place for a peaceful picnic for us during the pandemic.
December has been a rainy month and after it rained for almost everyday just before our trip, we were blessed with a clear morning, blue skies and calm waters.
The water was surprisingly clean. We found no litter or trash underwater. We had an enjoyable picnic with great company and yummy food.
Written 24 January 2021
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Veronique2007
Singapore, Singapore111 contributions
First Dive in Pulau Hantu
Jul 2020 • Couples
I heard so many bad reviews that I was not expecting much from this dive spot. I was impressed having thought the worse. The visibility was around 3-4 meters, greenish water, no current. A lot of small critters around, lots of nudibranchs, crabs, goby...it was a real muck dive. Paid 130$ for 2 dives, we were 3 divers with 1 dive master. Great afternoon in great company.
Written 26 July 2020
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41 727 contributions
Another year and more diving in Pulau Hantu
Jun 2019 • Solo
I've been back here twice more so far this year. Visibility remains about the same at 1-3 metres. But it's still a great way to get under the water without incurring the cost and pain of leaving Singapore. Definitely not world class diving, but it serves a purposes when you need it.
Written 29 June 2019
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41 727 contributions
Another dive trip to Pulau Hantu
Oct 2018 • Solo
It has been quite a long time since I was last out diving in Singapore and so I decided to get back there again. And although the diving is mediocre by world standards, it's still a great way to spend a weekend morning. 2 dives and you're back before 1pm. I need to get another dive camera to get some decent shots of the various nudibranchs to be seen around Hantu.
Written 29 October 2018
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia35 008 contributions
snorkeling
Jan 2018
Reminds me of a pacific island. Good day trip for a picnic. Visit during low tide so you walk between two islands. Great spot for snorkeling when visibility good
Written 28 January 2018
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Teo C
Singapore1 738 contributions
Like my private island
Sep 2017 • Friends
Was here over the weekend for over Nite camping with some light minded people. We joined a guy who organized hiking trip. Was well planned. He booked a bumboat from west coast pier, was a 30mins ride to the island. You will need identification card for Singaporeans or passport for tourist. Is a ideal place for day excursion. Nite camping must book in advance as it has monthly quota and must apply permit.

Overnite camping must bring own food, gas stove. No stall selling food. There is a toilet/shower - his/hers. No lights on the island except lights from the refinery. So bring torch light, headlight and candles and your own tents for sleeping. Do not chose monsoon month.

There is tremendous beauty in this place one shouldn't overlook. You have the whole beach to yourself and can see sea creature during low tide at the lagoon. I definite will come again.
Written 18 September 2017
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41 727 contributions
First local diving for the year
Jun 2017 • Friends
This year I haven't been fortunate enough to be able to do much diving, and so I really needed to get into the water - Hantu was really the only practical option. But today the vis was particularly bad, just 1 metre. Not that much to see today but still good to be diving again.
Written 25 June 2017
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41 727 contributions
Back for more diving
Dec 2016 • Solo
Came back to Pulau Hantu this weekend for more dives aboard the Dolphin Explorer. It's a good way to spend a Saturday morning. Visibility wasn't too bad at 2-3 metres and there were even a few fish and nudibranchs to see. I'm yet to see the sea horses which many people claim are there.
Written 11 December 2016
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Carl B
Kaminoyama, Japan43 contributions
Pulau Hantu, Singapore - Camping
Feb 2016 • Family
As a follow-up to the review on Sister's Islands camping, note that the system for camping on Pulau Hantu is by a monthly quota which makes it very difficult to book just prior to the weekend. I tried for the 2nd weekend of a month and the quota had been used!

Lesson: book as early as possible and at least in the previous month. To book, send an email to:

goh_soon_huat@sentosa.com.sg

Although in the past one could get a bum boat from a load of jettys, these have all gone now and I think that the closest is West Coast Ferry Terminal (there is a car park). You'll need passports and don't take too much as it is xrayed. Ring to book a boat/find out the cost.

Otherwise,camping is great so long as it is not over-packed - didn't used to be (used to have the island to ourselves but can't comment now (although they do limit numbers at any one time beside the quota).

Nice that there is a toilet block/shower - his/hers. No lights on the island.

Wild life: we've encountered dolphins, owl, island-hopping monitor lizards. Thankfully no monkeys on there.
Written 18 November 2016
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Wayne T
Singapore, Singapore47 contributions
Seek to find in Singapore backyard
Sep 2016 • Friends
In the little island of Singapore there are in fact some interesting dive sites you may find it worth trying, diving in Singapore requires certain buoyancy control as the visibility is rather challenging.
At best so far it is only 10m and 1 - 2m on a bad day, nevertheless it is full of treasures if one is to look close enough, with a strong enough hand held torch you will be able to discover all the wonders within.
Like its small island everything you may find here will be in mini size but many friends and buddies actually find them unique and interesting, long rash guard or full suit are advise as the corals around can be rather scratchy.
Written 14 September 2016
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