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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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  • May 14, 2017
    Been to this island with wife couple of days back. This is a perfect place for relaxing with shelter by the beach. Took ferry from Marina South pier. First ferry leaves at 10AM. Ferry goes to St.John ...  more »
  • April 22, 2017
    The maps for this island need updating! There is no where to eat. Not much else to do except wait for the ferry.  more »
  • April 12, 2017
    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 »
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  • May 4, 2017
    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!
  • December 30, 2016
    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 :)
  • August 26, 2017
    All Singaporeans should visit this island at least once in the lifetime.
  • April 19, 2017
    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.
  • March 6, 2017
    Kusu Island has more to offer than just the 3 Kusu Keramats and Chinese temple. It offers a fantastic location to have a picnic, sunbath and simply chill out with family and friends!

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