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“Like my private island”
Review of Pulau Hantu

Pulau Hantu
Ranked #382 of 829 things to do in Singapore
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Owner description: A tiny picturesque island located off the south of Singapore, Pulau Hantu is home to lagoons, sheltered beaches and beautiful water, making it a popular haunt for fishing, swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was here over the weekend for over Nite camping with some light minded people. We joined a guy who organized hiking trip. Was well planned. He booked a bumboat from west coast pier, was a 30mins ride to the island. You will need identification card for Singaporeans or passport for tourist. Is a ideal place for day excursion. Nite camping must book in advance as it has monthly quota and must apply permit.

Overnite camping must bring own food, gas stove. No stall selling food. There is a toilet/shower - his/hers. No lights on the island except lights from the refinery. So bring torch light, headlight and candles and your own tents for sleeping. Do not chose monsoon month.

There is tremendous beauty in this place one shouldn't overlook. You have the whole beach to yourself and can see sea creature during low tide at the lagoon. I definite will come again.

Thank Teo C
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

This year I haven't been fortunate enough to be able to do much diving, and so I really needed to get into the water - Hantu was really the only practical option. But today the vis was particularly bad, just 1 metre. Not that much to see today but still good to be diving again.

Thank KGB777
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Came back to Pulau Hantu this weekend for more dives aboard the Dolphin Explorer. It's a good way to spend a Saturday morning. Visibility wasn't too bad at 2-3 metres and there were even a few fish and nudibranchs to see. I'm yet to see the sea horses which many people claim are there.

1  Thank KGB777
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

As a follow-up to the review on Sister's Islands camping, note that the system for camping on Pulau Hantu is by a monthly quota which makes it very difficult to book just prior to the weekend. I tried for the 2nd weekend of a month and the quota had been used!

Lesson: book as early as possible and at least in the previous month. To book, send an email to:

goh_soon_huat@sentosa.com.sg

Although in the past one could get a bum boat from a load of jettys, these have all gone now and I think that the closest is West Coast Ferry Terminal (there is a car park). You'll need passports and don't take too much as it is xrayed. Ring to book a boat/find out the cost.

Otherwise,camping is great so long as it is not over-packed - didn't used to be (used to have the island to ourselves but can't comment now (although they do limit numbers at any one time beside the quota).

Nice that there is a toilet block/shower - his/hers. No lights on the island.

Wild life: we've encountered dolphins, owl, island-hopping monitor lizards. Thankfully no monkeys on there.

1  Thank carlbrown1
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

In the little island of Singapore there are in fact some interesting dive sites you may find it worth trying, diving in Singapore requires certain buoyancy control as the visibility is rather challenging.
At best so far it is only 10m and 1 - 2m on a bad day, nevertheless it is full of treasures if one is to look close enough, with a strong enough hand held torch you will be able to discover all the wonders within.
Like its small island everything you may find here will be in mini size but many friends and buddies actually find them unique and interesting, long rash guard or full suit are advise as the corals around can be rather scratchy.

Thank Wayne T
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