St. John’s island bike rental
Biking through East Coast Park and Pulau Ubin has been among many an outdoorsy Singaporean’s favourite pastime. For all folks who think cycling > walking, a new cycling destination has been unlocked: St. John’s Island. The area has a pop-up bike rental station from now till 6th June 2021 to spice up your next visit.
Rent bikes, kick-scooters and tents
You may have heard of GoGreen – which has been providing bike and segway rental services on Sentosa island. Recently, the company launched a temporary booth on St. John’s, opening up the option to explore the island on wheels without having to haul your own bicycle across the sea.
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Over the next three months, you can pedal around St. John’s and the connected Lazarus Island from $10/hour or $30/day. GoGreen’s pop-up is only open from 11AM – 4PM from Fridays to Sundays until 6th June 2021, so it’s best to go as early as possible to maximise a full-day rental.
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For those who can’t stay upright on their bikes, there are also the alternatives of kids bicycles and 2-wheel step pedals – a.k.a. kick-scooters – which you can rent at the same rates.
The Southern Islands offer a handful of attractions, from intertidal walks to friendly local cats to play with – but perhaps one of the most relaxing of activities you can enjoy is to just sit back, have a picnic and enjoy the great outdoors. Beach tents perfect for just that are now available, from $25/day, and beach mats at $10/day
While it’s always good to have a handy brolly with you, it’s also reassuring to know that there are also disposable ponchos ($2) and umbrellas ($12) at the booth should you forget to bring your own. Even beach slippers are also available for purchase at $6.
Cycling on St. John’s Island
For those looking for their next weekend getaway from the city, try cycling on St. John’s and Lazarus for a different take on the island.
Pro-tip: There are only around 35 bikes and 25 kick-scooters available for rent. While you can take your chances, know that there’s also the option to pre-book the services on Klook, available at the same rates, to avoid missing out!
Getting there: St. John’s Island is accessible via a $14 boat ride from Marina South Pier.
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Cover image adapted from: TheSmartLocal, Channa Channa Channa