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“Nice get away but disappointed ”
Review of Kusu Island

Kusu Island
Ranked #233 of 888 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 22 April 2017 via mobile

The maps for this island need updating! There is no where to eat. Not much else to do except wait for the ferry.

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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

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 stony in the water and not very deep but pleasant experience. Bear in mind there isnt food or water on here or st johns island which the ferry stops at on the way. There are monkeys here which was a bit of a surprise. Well worth the trip and you can get amazing pictures of singapore .

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Reviewed 7 February 2017

To many locals in Singapore and as far away as Thailand and Indonesia, many of the older folks have heard of the Chinese 9th Lunar Month pilgrimage to the Tua Pek Kong (Da Bo Gong) temple in Kusu Island. No one seems to know about the origin of this festival but it has been going all the world. During this period, there will be crowds going to the island, many devotees as well as curious tourists and visitors.

For the locals who visit the Chinese temple during this period, most of them would climb up the stairs to the Kramat a short distance away to pay respects. They were said to be two islands in the old days (you can see photos in the Chinese temple how the devotees took sampan - small boats - across to the Kramat. During those days, the Chinese devotees would go vegetarian and abstain from pork as a sign of respect.

The Chinese temple and kramat show the interactions of the multi-racial and cultures in Singapore through their history right to this day.

Since the past 20 years or more, a local Nanyin (meaning Southern Sounds or Music in Chinese) group would visit this temple on a Saturday evening during the Tua Pek Kong festival to perform in the temple. It was like a time that stood still as the ancient music and songs vibrated out of this temple in this tiny island.

1  Thank taovictor
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

My daughter and I took the Singapore Island Cruise ferry to St John's and Kusu Islands. What a blast! We did the whole thing in a little over 2 hours, which was fine. But had we known how lovely each spot is, we would definitely have taken a picnic, our swimsuits/towel and planned for a longer day! There are several interesting things to see on each island, in addition to the lure of simply lolly-gagging in the water! This is a terrific break from the frenzy of Singapore -- and the ferry is fun, too!

2  Thank whynothavefun
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Quite a good way to while away the day and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. See tortoises and monkeys on this very small island. Take plenty of food and water as there is nothing to buy there. Worth the trip but two hours was enough for us.

2  Thank Neil W
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