The ultimate guide to Singapore’s offshore islands and how to get there

an island in the middle of a body of water

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Experts say leisure travel may not resume till mid-2021, but are you really willing to risk it?

After all, the possibility of contracting the virus is still very real, and without a tested vaccine, it’s hard to put aside concerns of being hospitalised in a foreign land.

This is why we’re taking the time to explore Singapore, one island at a time. No, we’re not talking about Sentosa or the dreaded Pulau Tekong. These balmy islands make for a short day trip out of the city’s bustling crowds, and they are perfect for a quiet picnic by the beach, sans the people and the trash.

Who knows, you might even be able to learn something new about Singapore’s history and maritime animals too. 

Pulau Ubin

a group of people standing next to a body of water: (Image credit: @retrocraze77 via Instagram)

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Home to one of Singapore’s last kampongs, Pulau Ubin is

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International travel magazine calls Singapore’s Covid-19 response “a model for others”

International travel magazine calls Singapore’s Covid-19 response “a model for others”

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Singapore—International luxury and lifestyle travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler called Singapore’s Covid-19 response “a model for others” in an online article published on Tuesday, September 8. The article will also appear in the magazine’s print issue next month.

The reason the accolade was given by Condé Nast Traveler is for the government’s SG Clean initiative, which began in February and seeks to have businesses and establishments meet a particular set of hygiene and safety standards through issuing certifications to those that comply.

According to Condé Nast Traveler, this is necessary for Singapore, given its reliance on tourism as a source of revenue, as well as its status as a global transport and logistics hub linking 120 countries on six continents.

The SG Clean “seal of approval” is given to companies spanning a wide variety of sectors, from preschools to hawker centers to shopping malls to hotels, transport

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