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“A peaceful sacred island”
Review of Kusu Island

Kusu Island
Ranked #234 of 890 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 23 October 2017 via mobile

I took a ferry ride from marine south pier. It was raining during the ride. Upon reaching it stopped and the sun comes up.

I should say that this island is not a place of fun. It is more a historical location. It have a fusion of Chinese, Malay and Hindu culture. There are two temples on the island. Both walkable distance.

If you need a peace of mind. It's a place to be. I do see people getting their picnic out. Other than that there isn't much to do.

Thank millie y
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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Been to this island with wife couple of days back. This is a perfect place for relaxing with shelter by the beach. Took ferry from Marina South pier. First ferry leaves at 10AM. Ferry goes to St.John island first and then to Kusu island. Please be cautious, this island has mosquitos. Advisable to bring mosquito repellent.

5  Thank Nothernstar85
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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.

1  Thank davejb1990
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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 .

Thank lizbruen
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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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