who climb the 152 steps to the hilltop in an effort to find serenity.
The ferry can be more crowded at this time of year but there will be more photo opportunities as the island is kitted out with lucky-charm vendors and joss-stick stalls. No matter what time of year, there is a fantastic panorama shot to be taken from the beach across the Singapore Strait toward the high-rise Singapore skyline.
Other islands in the group can be accessed by private charter boats, such as the Sisters’ Islands, twin islands that attract snorkellers for their marine life, such as endangered sea-horse species. Big Sister Island has a resident population of long-tailed macaques.
Explore the city in a different way
Two contemporary landmarks truly define Singapore’s skyline: the giant ferris wheel that is the Singapore Flyer and the massive cricket-wickets-like structure of Marina Bay Sands (three towers topped by a fourth, horizontal tower that looks like a ship). Travelling the city’s freeways, the two structures appear and disappear at a variety of angles and distances.