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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. Use our Singapore trip itinerary maker to add Kusu Island and other attractions to your Singapore vacation plans.
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  • Had a lovely visit. Really easy to get to and is a real chilled out place. Some beautiful shrines and is a sanctuary for tortoises which was exciting for me as i had many as a child. Nice beaches but ...  more »
  • On this island you can get, having bought the ticket at Marina South Pier, at first you will be transferred to the island of St'Jons, then on the island, Kusu. Tickets cost 18 sing dollars, this circular route Marina South Pier, St'Jons, Kusu, Marina South Pier on weekdays ship runs 2 times, 10:00 and 14:00, from Marina South Pier, weekends and holidays more often (timetable must be qualified). Don't forget to bring enough water and food. The island has no shops or cafes, although I saw cafes, but maybe it works on weekends. The island has two churches-one Buddhist, another Muslim
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  • To many locals in Singapore and as far away as Thailand and Indonesia, many of the older folks have heard of the Chinese 9th Lunar Month pilgrimage to the Tua Pek Kong (Da Bo Gong) temple in Kusu Isla...  more »