Little did I know that there is a wonderful island just 15 mins boat ride from mainland SG. Located south of Singapore, it is uninhabited and boasts the cleanest, serenest, and longest stretch of white sand beach in SG. It's a totally secluded getaway away from the busy city. On the island of Lazarus lies this long stretch of white sand horshoe shaped beach and it is indeed stunning. I found out about it during the pandemic and first thing on my mind as someone who love to go to beach and enjoy the sand, sun and sea. I've been here 3x and its a very relaxing, chilling and fun experience. To get here from the mainland take the ferry from Marina South Pier Terminal. Take the Red line to Marina South Pier and there are only 2 ferry companies serving to the island Marina South Ferry & Singapore Island Cruise. I've taken the latter 3x and so far I had some comforting experience. Tickets costs 15 SGD for a return trip and on weekdays the first ferry departs at 10 AM from Marina and 5 PM from St. John's Island. You could book your ticket online or buy directly at their office in the terminal. In between those timings there are 2 rides to Kusu Island as well. The terminal is huge and spacious and serves many kinds of ferries and boats. There are some food stalls and vending machines inside the terminal. There are no food or drinks stores in the island so you need to bring your own food. The terminal also hosts immigration and customs so there is a division between local ferry and international passengers. The boat arrives and departs on time so better not be late. There is no direct ferry to Lazarus so you will need to go to St. John's first. The ferry is air-conditioned and a modern vessel but it has no open-air upper deck seats. On my next visit would like to try the Marina South Ferry which has an open air seat. Once you arrived in St. John's you will be able to see the classic welcome site on wooden dark brown platform entrance saying Welcome to St. John's Island. As part of SG, QR check-in is mandatory as you enter. The long platform walk is quite scenic with seas on both sides. I have never explored St. John's that much but I've walk the same path thru the causeway traversing through the coastlines dotted with mangroves, people fishing and breathtaking breakwaters. I haven't been to the right side but going to Lazarus you must turn left and there is also some maps and direction pointing to Lazarus Island. The paved path follows the coastline leading to Lazarus. On the right side there are picnic benches for you to eat, drink and relax. As I walk along the coast I could see Singapore's skyscrapers on the left which is quite near yet I am already on a secluded island. The sea around here is clean and I could already see some animals like the Monitor Lizard and Macaques. There are no resorts or food stores here so everything is truly authentic raw nature. However, there are showers and toilets provided for your convenience. After passing the mangrove area, you will notice tall trees lined up ahead of where some monkeys can be found. Then you will approach the breakwater with fast moving currents and decks provided for you to enjoy the view, take some lovely photos and video and/or used the spot for fishing. Ahead on your left there is already some nice beach but not many people are there. Still on your left the high rise buildings of SG are still visible. Further walking to your right there it is the entrance to Lazarus island and as you made your way to the beach you will be in the center and behold one of the longest fine white sand beach I have seen. Very much comparable to other popular beaches yet just right here in our shores. You're free to take your picnic or relaxing spot and it stretches all the way on both sides. The same is very soft, smooth and not too hot. The sea is amazing - clear blue water breaked by patterns of waves with some boats and ships quite visible from the beach itself. I took a spot in the center and prepared my food. I usually bring 2 1.5 L of water, sandwiches and bananas. I also brought some books for good read. It is indeed really relaxing here. It feels like im outside SG in a different island yet I'm still here. I could see boats and yachts of different types are also docked near the beach Strolling along the coast of this Horshoe shape beach with the smell of the sea, gentle warm air breeze and the sound of waves and nature is my perfect beach getaway. Sea has many healing benefits due to its salt and mineral contents. So swimming is highly recommended but be careful to watch for Box jellyfish and advisable not to swim aloe. There are some algae and seaweeds at the beach but it is not rocky so very ideal for swimming. Some days especially during high tide and cloudy weather the waves could be strong but on a perfect sunny day there are little or no waves at all and the sea is even clearer. I took all in all about 3 hours from picnic, to chilling, strolling and swimming. But if you wanna spend more time and take the last boat then you can take your own time and even take a quick nap by the beach. There are no garbage bins in the beach so you must bring back your trash and outside in St. John's you would see plenty of them. Other essentials recommended include Sunblock, Swimming Goggles, and Picnic mats are recommended to bring with you. For shower please bring plastic, soap and shampoo. There are 2 toilets on both sides of Lazarus: turn right and there is another terminal. The toilets and showers are very clean and well maintained. Water pressure is also very strong. Make sure to arrive on time before your shift departs since they are always on time. As I made my way back to the mainland, I could see the deep waters with big containers ships, ferries, yachts and all kind of vessels moving and docking around SG. Looking at the sea makes my trip de-stressing, relaxing and comforting. I really had fun, relaxed and savored the moment being with Mother nature where sometimes calls us to take a break from the busy city life. Truly, a recommended beach to visit in SG - Lazarus Island.