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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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  • Kusu island is iene of the southern islands of Singapore. You can reach them only mot of by ferry from the South Pier. On the island there is a very nice Temple and if one the many Khair hianufklettert still a smaller Temple on a hill. Because the levels are quite aged, one should wear but sturdy footwear. Except for the temples there is a small pond with many turtles ncih. Otherwise, the island is empty. Case you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city offers this for a picnic or just 2 hours relax on - until the next ship and taken a back.
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  • I was in Police Coast Guard between 1980 and 1987 and every year during October pilgrimage period, I will be deployed together with other officers for crowd control duty on the island. After I left Po...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • The Island is very small so there is only that much to see, there are not many shelters so it’s quite hot and also would be troublesome when raining. But it’s a good place to chill and relax as the beach is nice. There is also a tortoise shelter which you can look at the tortoise enclosure, they are very cute.
  • Great for getting out of the city for bit of quiet. A couple of famous temples but not much else. There's the big dua pek Kong temple and a smaller one up the hill. Watch out for the monkeys on the hill. Generally, the island is very clean. The ferry is quite punctual, so try to keep to the ferry timing. May get crowded during the pilgrimage period.
  • Beautiful scenery and green environment .!
  • A natural greener serene island not too far from bustling Singapore and just a reasonable SG$18 per adult to & from boat ride away, while also giving interested visitors option to hop off on St John Island and again hop on for Kusu Island when next boat comes for ride. Plenty to walk around and explore. Bring ample quantity food and water as the island is very devoid of any eatery, completely opposite to Singapore island - but a good decision choice. Boats are basic with seating facility for open air ride as well as in air-conditioned chambers and a small toilet on board. No overnighting on Kusu also. Good for families no doubt.
  • 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.
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