Islands of Singapore


A list of the islands of Singapore and their land size in hectares are outlined here.

(1) Kusu Island (Pulau Tembakul) 7.8
(2) Pedra Branca (Pulau Batu Puteh) 0.8
(3) Pulau Anak Bukom 0.2
(4) Pulau Ayer Chawan (part of Jurong Island today) 169.2
(5) Pulau Ayer Merbau (part of Jurong Island today) 137.8
(6) Pulau Berkas 3.0
(7) Pulau Biola 0.4
(8) Pulau Brani (earlier name was Pulau Ayer Brani) 85.6
(9) Pulau Buaya (part of Jurong Island today) 3.1
(10) Pulau Bukom 144.9
(11) Pulau Bukom Kechil 56.4
(12) Pulau Buloh 9.3
(13) Pulau Busing 59.4
(14) Pulau Damar Laut 24.1
(15) Pulau Damien 0.2
(16) Pulau Hantu 12.6
(17) Pulau Jong 0.6
(18) Pulau Keppel (original name Pulau Hantu) 4.0
(19) Pulau Ketam 30.7
(20) Pulau Mesemut Darat (part of Jurong Island today) 5.1
(21) Pulau Mesemut Laut (part of Jurong Island today) 19.4
(22) Pulau Merlimau (part of Jurong Island today) 101.6
(23) Pulau Meskol 8.7
(24) Pulau Palawan 0.3
(25) Pulau Pawai (colonial name was Alligator Island) 18.2
(26) Pulau Pergam 2.4
(27) Pulau Pesek (part of Jurong Island today) 67.1
(28) Pulau Pesek Kecil (part of Jurong Island today) 34.5
(29) Pulau Punggol Barat 192.8
(30) Pulau Punggol Timor 111.8
(31) Pulau Renggis 1.4
(32) Pulau Sakeng (also spelt Sekeng, Seking) 7.6
(33) Pulau Sakra (part of Jurong Island today) 170.0
(34) Pulau Salu 0.6
(35) Pulau Samulun 30.6
(36) Pulau Sarimbun 1.4
(37) Pulau Satumu 1.3
(also spelt Setamu or Setumu or Situmbu; Original colonial name was Coney Island )
(38) Pulau Sebarok (colonial name was Middle Island) 46.7
(39) Pulau Sejahat (also spelt Sajahat, a.k.a. Sajarat) 1.1
(40) Pulau Sejahat Kecil 0.1
(41) Pulau Sekijang Bendera (St John's Island
) 40.5
(42) Pulau Sekijang Pelepah (other names Pulo Tambakul, Goa Island, Peak Island; and today Kusu Island) 33.7
(43) Pulau Sekudu 3.2
(44) Pulau Seletar 38.5
(45) Pulau Semakau 70.6
(46) Pulau Semechek 0.6
(47) Pulau Senang (old spelling Pulau Sinang, original colonial name was Barn Island) 81.7
(48) Pulau Serangoon (Coney Island) 44.7
(49) Pulau Seraya (part of Jurong Island today) 193.4
(50) Pulau Seringat 12.5
(51) Pulau Seringat Kecil 0.4
(52) Pulau Subar Darat (Sisters' Islands) 3.0
(53) Pulau Subar Laut (Sisters' Islands) 4.9
(54) Pulau Sudong 208.5
(55) Pulau Tekong 2442.6
(56) Pulau Tekong Kecil 89.0
(57) Pulau Tekukor 4.9
(58) Pulau Ubin (in 'colonial times' spelt Pulo Obin) 1019.2
(59) Pulau Ular 31.7
(60) Pulau Unum 1.6
(61) Sentosa (Pulau Blakang Mati) (Original name was Pulo Panjang) 349.3
(62) Sultan Shoal 0.6
(63) Terumbu Retan Laut 24.6


The smallest island is Pulau Sajarat Kechil which has a land area of 0.1 ha. The three largest offshore islands are Pulau Tekong (2,442.6 ha), Pulau Ubin (1,019.2 ha) and Sentosa (349.3 ha).

The original land sizes of some of Singapore's Southern Islands
Kusu Island - 1.2 ha; Pulau Hantu - 0.84ha; St John's Island - 33.6ha; Sister Islands - 1.6ha; Lazarus Island - 26.3ha; Coney Island - 12.8ha; Pulau Renggit - originally a reef; Pulau Seletar - 19.43; Buran Darat Reef - originally a reef; Terumbu Retan Laut - negligible originally; Pulau Satumu - 0.2ha; Pulau Seraya - 63.2ha.
Land-fill and reclamation have increased the sizes of many of our islands. Many more are earmarked for development. In land-scarced Singapore, it has been necessary to extend the land for better uses.

The New Jurong Island
Land reclamation saw the joining of ten islands -- Pulau Ayer Chawan, Pulau Ayer Merbau, Pulau Buaya, Pulau Mesemut Darat, Pulau Mesemut Laut, Pulau Merlimau, Pulau Pesek, Pulau Pesek Kecil, Pulau Sakra, and Pulau Seraya-- to become the huge Jurong Island.



Author
Vernon Cornelius-Takahama, 1999



References 
Singapore Ministry of Culture. (1997). Singapore: Facts and Pictures (pp. 150, 188). Singapore: Ministry of Culture.
(Call no.: RSING 959.57 SMCFPC)


Further Readings
(3 December 1976
). New Nation,



The information in this article is valid as at 2001 and correct as far as we are able to ascertain from our sources. It is not intended to be an exhaustive and complete history of the subject. Please contact the Library for further reading materials on the topic.

Subject
Geography>>Geographical Areas and Countries>>Singapore Offshore Islands
Arts>>Architecture>>Landscape architecture
Islands--Singapore

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