Kayaking: Singapore Southern Islands

We’ve plenty of days off to clear, since we are still stuck in Singapore, so last Friday, we took it off to explore the Southern Islands of Singapore by kayak.

The Southern Islands, comprising St John’s, Kusu, Lazarus, and Deringer, are just a short hop away from Sentosa. We used to row to them weekly when we trained with the Singapore Paddle Club, in 6-seater outriggers. I wouldn’t feel comfortable attempting the crossing in our little foldable Oru kayaks though, because the waters around the islands can be insanely choppy, with ferocious washing-machine currents.

In KayakAsia’s sturdy double inflatable kayaks though, punching through the waves was a thrilling experience.

And what a beautiful day to be out! We had cloud cover most of the morning, so we were spared the heat from the sun. And the waters this time of the year were gloriously clear, such that we could pretend that we were away in the remote islands of the Philippines instead of just mere kms away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Singapore.

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