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Away from the noise of Singapore.

Today my friend surprised me with a trip out to Kusu Island. We left on the 10am ferry and returned... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2013
Island is underwhelming but the cruise out there is nice

Get a good view of down town Singapore from the boat out there. Kusu has a shrine on it and not... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2012
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In addition to its wealth of heritage sites, Kusu Island is also a visitors’ favourite thanks to its picturesque lagoons, clean beaches and varied animal life.
Kusu Island, Singapore 000704, Singapore
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

I came to Kusu Island with my mom and dad. (There's no option for me to select "Family with Elderly" / "Family of Adults" type of visit, so I chose couples) Anyway... The trip was a fishing cum picnic day-trip. Getting here: Singapore Island Cruise...More

39  Thank Shambles R
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

This continues my journey of discovery to the many southern islands of Singapore. Around this time of the year, there is an annual pilgrimage to a famous Chinese Temple on Kusu Island. This popular Chinese temple - Da Bo Gong 大伯公 or Tua Pek Kong...More

7  Thank JamesTanSL
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

Today my friend surprised me with a trip out to Kusu Island. We left on the 10am ferry and returned on the 4pm ferry. We swam, we had a picnic... And enjoyed the quietness away from the hustle and bustle of Singapore. Remember to take...More

1  Thank MelCraigSingapore
Reviewed 11 February 2013

I had high expectations from Kusu in terms of great picnic spot but it turned out to be disappointing. The Island really don't have anything to offer except few turtles in a pond and a old chinese temple. There was nothing great about beaches or...More

4  Thank jainnitin1983
Reviewed 14 January 2013

I spent the hour the returning ferry from Lazarus Island allows you wandering around this tiny island. It is pleasant enough. The temple is so so. The few tired turtles in the ponds seem as listless as the old temple caretaker who will sell you...More

1  Thank Borisbear
Reviewed 6 November 2012

Get a good view of down town Singapore from the boat out there. Kusu has a shrine on it and not much else

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 29 October 2012

The island was quiet and the surrounding sea view was pretty. The temple has unique architecture design. Wishing well was a hit with kids.

2  Thank JGems
Reviewed 16 September 2012

Take a boat from Marina South Pier, best to visit off season but boats are harder to come by, during Kusu Season, be prepare to wait at least 2 hours for your ride. The island is popular with pilgrim during the Kusu season, there's a...More

2  Thank plwh888
Reviewed 29 May 2012

go there only if you wsnt to visit a famous chinese temple there otherwise a wasteful trip. You can do it if you want to do a ferry ride.

4  Thank sundeep67
Reviewed 26 May 2012

We visited as part of a cruise and were only there for 45 mins but I can see the potential in this place if you are a Singapore native. It would be a great place to escape with the family for a picnic on a...More

3  Thank Allis0n_Smith
Reviewed 30 April 2012

Kusu Island (also known as Turtle Island) can be reached by a twice daily (morning/afternoon) boat service from Marina South Pier. The first boat departs Singapore at 9.30am, has a brief stop at St John’s Island before heading to Kusu Island around 11am. Kusu Island...More

6  Thank Poss62
Reviewed 24 April 2012

$30 nzd, or 16 pounds, great value for money. 3 hr cruise, with afternoon tea. excellent views of the city. a great way to spend the afternoon before our 11pm flight.

3  Thank kiorakiwi
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Prafulla M
26 December 2017|
Response from svgan | Reviewed this property |
No. You need take everything - water and food. You have some shops at Marina South pier. But nothing at St. John and Kusu.
15 November 2017|
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Response from Nothernstar85 | Reviewed this property |
please check islandcurise ferry schedule
25 September 2017|
Response from Nothernstar85 | Reviewed this property |
only soft drinks/water is available. no food court is there. Bring food with you!.