|The Paradise island of Pulau Satamu|
|Marina South Pier|
Once on board the ferry, we received a quick briefing from our captain who had a great sense of humour.
"In case of any emergency", he said, "the life jackets can be found under your seat. Wear it and just jump lah! If you cant find one, grab whichever one you can and jump lah! " As soon as he said that, the entire crowd erupted in a fit of laughter :)
|On the deck hoping to see dolphins|
|Islands on the way|
|Raffles Lighthouse at Pulau Satamu|
After sailing for about an hour, we soon approached our destination as the little island of Pulau Satamu (translates as 'one tree island' in malay)could be seen in the distance. The iconic Raffles Lighthouse stood out in all its opulence against the vivid blue sky. Built in 1855 and named after the founder of modern Singapore, the Raffles lighthouse is a shining beacon of Singapore's maritime history. Today, it stands at a height of 95 feet and consists of a main and standby beacon with a range of 20 nautical miles.
|The Raffles Lighthouse|
|Clear blue water and vibrant corals|
These coral reefs are protected and are part of a surveying program conducted by the national parks board in conjunction with various organisations. International techniques developed by Reef check have been adopted for this program.
|Imagine waking up to this every single day|
|The sea and me|
|A tinge of color|
|The infinite sea|
|The windows to paradise|
|View from the lighthouse|
|This is heaven|
The ferry was ready to depart, signalling an end to an adventurous day blissfully spent on the lost island . Palau Satamu had been a gracious host. Soon, it would close its doors for visitors and disappear into oblivion to resurface again next year. As another batch of adventure hungry visitors would throng its shores, it would remind everyone of how beautiful this place really is .
But, until then, we would reminisce our time spent on its palm fringed beaches and sandy shores.
Until next time :)
|Good Bye Pulau Satamu|