First: a disclaimer. I haven’t actually been here though I did pass it a few times.
I was looking for islands that I didn’t know about while doing some research for places to camp, somewhere coastal (for the fishing) and somewhere relatively secluded (because setting up camp at East Coast Park kinda defeats the purpose of connecting with nature).
As usual, I hit up wikipedia and scrolled through a list of islands belonging to Singapore to see if anything new appeared.
I noticed that on the Pulau Jong page, someone had added information about a foreigner who had explored the island.
Here’s his video:
and thanks to the list of the related videos that appear on that youtube page, here is an aerial view of Pulau Jong made by someone else:
Unfortunately, it would appear that the island doesn’t fit my requirements so I guess that means it’s back to the research.
Shawn started fishing in 1994. He caught his first fish (an Ah Seng) on that very first trip to Changi Carpark 4 (before it was barricaded). He built up his fishing knowledge and gear over the years but still keeps his old gear, just like the memories.