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Kusu Island, Singapore

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#4 of 15 in Nature in Singapore
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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  • visited this place recently and found the place to be clean and quite well maintained. there's actually nothing much to do there, just sceneries and sightseeing. we went to the Chinese temple with a w...  more »
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  • If you are looking for a few known local heritage, where you can get immersed in nature, Kusu Island is the right place for you. The island is very clean. In addition on the island Da Bo Gong Temple, built in 1923 to worship the talent of the Chinese, others also climbed 152 steps up to the top of the hill to pray at the temple of three Holy Malay , also known as "Keramat", to ask for fortune, happy marriage, peace of mind, harmonious life and grandchildren. The Chinese temple sells lights and drinking water. You should be ready to have a picnic. The accommodation, picnic tables, and barbecue ovens are available at Kusu Island, a perfect spot for a day in the sun. If you go diving in the snorkel (snorkelling) Here, there are when you will see a couple of sea turtles! Just 5.6 kilmomet south of Singapore, Kusu Island is suitable for day trips, as there is no overnight sleep or camping. To get to the island, hop on a public ferry departing from Marina South Pier. The trip is a long one-stop with a stopover in St. John's Island.
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  • Peaceful small island away from Singapore, very quiet and small island, there is Chinese temple and Few tortoise, nothing much attractive.
  • Peaceful little island away from the stress and hustles of normal city life in Singapore. The sea water was quite clear and several marine fishes are spotted around the jetty. There is hawker food during the busy few weeks of pilgrimage around October but there is likely minimal or no food vendors during the off peak periods. Bring your own food for a small picnic trip.
  • Small idyllic island off the southern coast of Singapore. There's a huge brightly coloured Chinese temple near the jetty and a uniquely Singaporean multicultural Malay shrine on the top of the hill. Plan to spend half a day here. Ferry service from marina south pier.
  • Family enjoyed the trip very much. Just 30mins ferry ride from marine south pier to Kusu Island. Sea water is clear, can see fishes swimming underneath the ferry. We pay respect to the famous 大伯公庙 & Datok Gong temple on the hill top. 🙏
  • Small serene beach away from the madness of busy Singapore streets.
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