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“Great view and quiet island”
Review of Kusu Island

Kusu Island
Ranked #232 of 895 things to do in Singapore
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Owner description: 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.
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
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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 Chinese Tua Pek Gong temple and a Muslim Kramat on the hilltop.

There's a lagoon for swimming and also a foodcourt open only during the pilgrimage seasons.

Lovely small island worth a visit for an afternoon.

2  Thank plwh888
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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
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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 Sunday afternoon.

3  Thank Allis0n_Smith
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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 is a quiet oasis after the bustle of Singapore. The ocean views are stunning and the flora diverse. The Da Bo Gong Chinese temple on the island houses two main deities - the Da Bo Gong (prosperity, cure diseases, calm the sea and avert danger) and Guan Yin (Goddess of Mercy/giver of sons).

If you feel energetic, you can climb the 152 steps leading to 3 holy shrines of Malay saints. While the steps are steep, they have good hand rails in place and small alcoves for a rest if needed. Take your time, stop to admire the views and plants, and before you know it, you’re at the top. For a small donation, you can have your family blessed, in a pleasant incense and smoke ceremony performed by a holy man (who shares your boat back to Marina in standard dress).

The turtles on the island are confined to a concrete pool and enclosure but there are quite a number of them. Along with the temples, there’s a marble statue of turtles near the foreshore, a wishing well and plenty of places to relax in the shade. The beaches are wonderfully clean. A wonderful spot for a picnic for two, or for a family day out.

Kusu Island is for day visits only and overnight stays are not permitted. You need to bring your food and drink along, as the island has no stores.

6  Thank Poss62
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