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Welcome to My St John's Island with Adam, Rahim, Jasumi and Fawzi

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Marina South Pier

31 Marina Coastal Drive

Singapore, 018988

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Follow the former residents of St John’s Island and reminisce the good old days on an affectionate journey of love and friendships.

About this event

Do you still remember the quarantine station for immigrants? Or the rickety railway tracks used for transporting luggage to the barracks? Take a stroll around the idyllic St John’s island with these ex-residents as they bring you on an intimate adventure around their childhood playground.

Meet Adam!

Hello everyone, I am Adam and I was born on St John’s Island! I relocated to the mainland in 1987 but I still return to the island frequently to relive those good old days. On the island, I often reminisce about my days selling goreng pisang (fried banana) to the detention barrack officers and the many exciting things my childhood friends and I would do on the island. From making pickles with the fruits of the Assam tree to our failed attempts to grow durian on the island, the island is a treasure trove of fond memories for me that I am able to relive again and again with each visit. For those who say that home is where the heart is, my heart is in St John’s Island.

Meet Rahim!

Hi everyone, I am Rahim! I was also born on St John’s Island but relocated to Bukit Merah in 1975. On the island, I lived in the barrack houses with my father who was a wireman and my grandfather who was a gardener. Even in this place of military discipline, my friends and I had our fair share of fun. We would climb to the highest point in St John’s (at the water tanks!) and slide down the slope at the same time on the humongous opeh leaf! And after a day of play, we would head to my favourite place which is the shop to get drinks and ice cream.

Today, St John’s Island continues to be a place for my friends and me to make good memories. Instead of sliding down slopes, we fish and picnic on the island. Even though this place has experienced much change and the houses and shops are now gone, the one thing that hasn’t changed is how we, the islanders, feel about this island. It’s our home.

Details of the Programme

  • Language: English (While tours are conducted in English, residents may occasionally use Malay during the tour)
  • Dates:
    • Sat, 11 Sep: 0800-1100
    • Sun, 12 Sep: 0800-1100
    • Sat, 18 Sep: 0800-1100
    • Sun, 19 Sep: 0800-1100
    • Sat, 25 Sep: 0800-1100
    • Sun, 26 Sep: 0800-1100
    • Sat, 2 Oct: 0800-1100
    • Sun, 3 Oct: 0800-1100
  • Meeting Point:
    • Marina South Pier (31 Marina Coastal Dr Singapore 018988) - Holding area for Southern Island cruises
  • Please arrive 20 minutes before the event for registration. Our facilitators will be wearing our event t-shirt.
  • A chartered ferry transferring participants runs on a schedule. As such, all latecomers will have their tickets forfeited.
  • Parking is available at the Marina South Pier.
  • Venue is not wheelchair accessible.
  • The event will proceed rain or shine.

Who should come?

  • Participants must be 13 years and above to participate.

What to bring?

  • Participants should bring along umbrella/poncho, hand sanitisers, insect repellent, and a bottle of water.
  • Participants are encouraged to dress comfortably and wear covered shoes for hiking/trekking.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own earphones (with a standard 3.5mm audio jack) because we will be using radio guides for the tour!
  • Asthmatic individuals are encouraged to bring their inhaler.
  • Individuals with seasickness should carry their medicine along.

COVID-19 Precautions

  • All hosts and facilitators in this tour programme are fully vaccinated or have taken a Pre-Event Test (PET) in the past 24 hours
  • Facilitators in this tour or programme are trained in basic first-aid.
  • All participants must complete TraceTogether, a health declaration form and temperature taking at the start of the event.
  • All participants must wear their masks properly throughout the event.
  • All participants must maintain a one-metre distance from other participants during the event.
  • All participants will be issued with coloured stickers and be divided into smaller groups. Participants must stay with their groups and not intermingle between the groups

Disclaimer

  • All ticket sales are final. There will be no refund if you wish to cancel your tickets.
  • By agreeing to participate in the event, participants are responsible for any injury, loss or damage due to the negligence on his/her part or of the children under his/her charge.
  • Participants must abide by the house rules set out by the host. Facilitators will brief participants at the start of the programme.
  • Videos and photographs may also be taken during the event. By registering for this event, you give My Community full rights to use the photos for marketing and publicity.

For updates:

  • Follow us at @mycommunitysg on Instagram and @myqueenstown on Facebook.
  • Visit mycommunityfestival.sg for all our latest updates.
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Location

Marina South Pier

31 Marina Coastal Drive

Singapore, 018988

Singapore

View Map

Refund policy

Contact the organiser to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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Organiser My Community Festival

Organiser of Welcome to My St John's Island with Adam, Rahim, Jasumi and Fawzi

My Community Festival is a ground-up initiative showcasing Singapore’s best kept secrets and community stories through immersive tours, tastings and other cultural and heritage experiences.

4 Things To Know About The Festival

  • It is curated in collaboration with heritage practitioners, business owners, legacy brands as well as a number of religious and cultural institutions.
  • It builds upon the demand for culinary travel, cultural exploration and activity-based travel experiences - evident from the consumption habits of locals and tourists alike.
  • It aims to connect people from all walks of life through the festival platform in the hopes that they may go on to expand their social networks.
  • The festival has taken on an added dimension as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. It serves as a means in which to re-introduce locals back to the island’s ethnic enclaves and to support local, legacy establishments in a triumphant display of resilience as a community. Let’s come together to celebrate the Singaporean spirit after a challenging 2020.

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