Spinning a tale of two sisters is how Sisters’ Islands got its name. These intriguing landmasses, located off Singapore’s southern coast, features 13.8 acres in total land area. They are separately named Big Sister’s Island and Little Sister’s Island, and are separated by a very narrow channel. How Sisters’ Islands came to be named what they are, is based on an intriguing fable. Legend has it that a widow died, leaving behind two very beautiful girls. One stormy night, the winds swept the two girls away and they each landed on the two separate islands. Another legend tells a tale of a different trial. It says that the sisters were drowned at sea and were transformed into these two islands by the gods. Whichever legend resonates more with you, the name of Sisters’ Island holds true.
For all the cultural vultures interested in living legends and exploring myths even further, Sisters’ Islands offer a range of other activities that they can partake of as well. For example, snorkelling is a very famous water sport that is carried out on the island, with facilities available for equipment rental. The islands are also frequented by picnickers and also campers who are looking to get away from the bustling confines of the city. Sisters’ Islands is very famous for their unique marine life such as giant clams, seahorses and not forgetting octopuses. When there, whether for the first time or if you are a repeat visitor, allow your eyes to feast on some of Singapore’s richest reefs and an assortment of vibrant coral species found in the sea that encapsulates spirit of the entire island.
The islands are a famous attraction for all types of visitors, both young and the young-at-heart, alike. You can go there for the adventure, or simple to unwind and have yourself a great picnic with family and friends on a lazy weekend afternoon. To make your stay pleasant as possible, look for the great serviced apartments Singapore has to offer tourists, and be assured that most Singapore apartment hotels offer wonderful services and modern amenities to suit your every need. The Citadines Mount Sophia, Singapore offers stylish interiors within walking distance to a fine array of entertainment and attractions. Visit Sisters Islands and who knows, you might even see some long-tailed macaques that are said be on Big Sister’s Island and who knows what other mysteries you might unravel.