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Kusu Island, Singapore

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Take a trip out to Kusu Island on the Southern Islands, situated around 5.6 km (3.5 mi) from the country's main island. Its name translates to "Tortoise Island," based on a popular myth that the land was made by a magical tortoise that turned itself into an island in order to rescue two shipwrecked sailors. The name still holds true today because of the tortoise sanctuary located here. Hike to ancient places of worship across the rugged, lush landscape. Beaches on the island offer room for relaxation and swimming. Add Kusu Island to your Singapore travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Singapore online holiday planner .
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  • Went to St John's Island and Kusu island together on a weekday. Take the North-South line to the end and follow the exit to Marina South Pier. Tickets (round trip) is at $18/adult and $12/children(<12...  more »
  • Excellent family picnic spot ! 45min ferry ride from Marina South pier. Lot of huts to sit and eat. Tranquil beach. One big pagoda. ideal getaway for family and friends. Take everything as there are n...  more »
  • I know about Kusu Island is from google, when i looking for beach at Singapore. Than, i looking for some information from Tripadvisor and other blogs. To get Kusu Island you just take the MRT to to th...  more »
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  • Beautiful island with lots of shelters and benches, equipped with toilet and shower facility. You can get a nice view of Singapore central district from the beach. Seems like they are constructing a food center on the island too.
  • I joined a morning trip to this island in "the intertidal walk" program of NUS natural museum. It is so beautiful to see sea creatures and joined coast cleaning program;) During low tidal time you can see many colorful and wonderful creatures, and of course sun rise on the beach! You can enjoy picnic and organize team building here as well!
  • Beautiful island ... Beautiful Temple .... 🙏
  • Nice relaxing beach with cabanas. Not very crowded sometimes you can have the whole beach just for yourself. You need to ride the ferry from Marina South Pier. Ticket cost around $16 (2-way). Important note: BRING FOOD AND WATER :)
  • If you're in Singapore and looking for a short escape to another island without needing your passport, Kusu Island can be a destination to be considered. It's just south of Singapore where you take a boat from Marina South Pier. There are two temples on the island that you can visit, one on a hill and one near the jetty, but they're relatively small and no larger than an average MRT station. The main attraction on this island is mainly the ocean view, where you can take loads of insta worthy shots. No shops on this island as well, so make sure you pack your own food and drinks before heading to this island. It's an ideal place for a picnic, though.

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