Update 10 May 2020:
Due to the Circuit Breaker measures implemented, we regret to inform all interested parties that we will not be able to offer the guided walk at the moment. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused. We hope that we will be able to conduct the two remaining guided walks in the later part of the year! Stay safe and stay healthy!
Update 4 January 2020:
The St John’s Island National Marine Laboratory is excited to announce that there will be TWO more public guided walks in 2020! More details below!
St John’s Island National Marine Laboratory is happy to announce 5 public guided walks for 2019 on St John’s Island. These guided walks are part of the Marine Conservation Programme, a partnership between the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum and SJINML. The programme is funded by the Jubilee Whale Fund, is free of charge, and open to public. The walks will introduce participants to marine habitats in Singapore, the biodiversity and natural heritage, as well as provide an opportunity to visit SJINML, Singapore’s only offshore marine laboratory. Each guided walk session is open to a maximum of 40 people.
The guided walk involves climbing hills and staircases, and some areas may be slippery. The tour may not be suitable for individuals with restricted mobility.
Do note that the ticket includes a ferry ride to and from St John’s Island. The ferry will take approximately 30 minutes per direction.
|17 March 2019||9.30am – 1.30pm||Registration is now closed.|
|9 June 2019||9.30am – 1.30pm||Registration is now closed.|
|23 June 2019||9.30am – 1.30pm||Registration is now closed.|
|9 August 2019||9.30am – 1.30pm||Registration is now closed.|
|7 September 2019||9.30am – 1.30pm||Registration is now closed.|
|As the alert level has been raised to DORSCON Orange, we have cancelled the walk. We will update with a new date soon.|
|13 June 2020||9.30am – 1.30pm||Due to the Circuit Breaker measures implemented, we regret to inform all interested parties that we will not be able to offer the guided walk at the moment. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused.|
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is there a minimum age for the guided walks? Are kids allowed?
A: There is no minimum age, and we encourage kids to join us on our walks! However, there will be a lot of walking during the guided walk and the island is not stroller friendly – so it might not be ideal to bring younger children along. Do note that each child requires his/her ticket to participate in the guided walk.
Q: How do I register for the walk?
A: We will be updating this page with the registration link at 10am on the respective registration dates! Keep a look out!
Q: I managed to get a ticket! Can I bring someone else along with me?
A: One ticket is valid for one person only. You will need to register for the other members of your group.
Q: The tickets are sold out. Can I be put on the waiting list?
A: Please register for the waiting list on the registration link above. We regret to inform you that we are unable to include you on the waiting list manually.
Q: I don’t want to rush for the tickets. Is there any way that I can participate in a guided walk at St John’s Island?
A: As these walks are part of the Marine Conservation Programme, they are fully funded and registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. If you are interested in guided walks and other programmes offered by SJINML, please fill in the visit form here, and our Outreach Officer will be in contact with you shortly. Do note that charges will apply to these programmes, and minimum group size for such programmes is 15 pax.
If you have questions that are have not been answered in this FAQ, please contact Miss Priscilla Seah at firstname.lastname@example.org.