Lazarus Island, also known as Pulau Sekijang Pelepah is part of Singapore's cluster of Southern Islands and is connected to St John's island through a causeway.
In the late 19th century, there were several prison confinement sheds on Lazarus island but they were left abandoned when a prisoner sentenced to life imprisonment on the island, made an escape. In 1902, a wild fire destroyed all the confinement sheds and in 1914, another major fire broke out, burning all of its vegetation.
There were plans by the Government to develop Lazarus island to a beach resort, but, it never materialized.
Fast forward to today, flocks of visitors come over to Lazarus Island to enjoy the clean, white and sandy beach on the C-shaped lagoon. It has also been touted as one of Singapore's best kept secrets and also one of the forgotten islands.
Lazarus island is popular with beachgoers and families that wish to have a peaceful and quiet time together with loved ones.
Did you know?
Lazarus Island is linked to St John's island and is accessible through a causeway. A short walk of 15 minutes to be expected.
What to do on the island?
This lagoon is best place to get the perfect tan line on your beach bod.
What would be better than to spend time with your loved ones on a sunny day having a picnic?
As one of Singapore's best beach, swimming here is not to be missed. (No lifeguards on duty)