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Address: Kusu Island, Singapore 000704, Singapore
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In addition to its wealth of heritage sites, Kusu Island is also a...

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.

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An island filled with legends of a Chinese temple as a Kramat

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Want a break from the hustle and bustle of the city? Then Kusu island is the place to head for. Beautiful beaches, safe swimming and easy walks with plenty of rest locations! Make sure you take plenty to drink and don't forget to see the turtles and visit the temple.

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Thank Garreg W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Kusu Island is one of the Southern Islands in Singapore, located about 5.6 kilometres to the south of the main island of Singapore. The name Kusu means "Tortoise" or "Turtle" in Chinese; the island is also known as Peak Island or Pulau Tembakul in Malay. From two tiny outcrops on a reef, this island was enlarged and transformed into an... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This island is much smaller than St John's, so if you go there just to take pictures of the temple and enjoy one of the beaches it's fine. If you want to walk around it is a bit small. It's definitely beautiful though. Note that the hawker centre is closed, hence be sure to bring your own food and drinks!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

It is a small size of island, and nothing much on it. But it is a good place for people to get a peaceful and calm mind. Please noted that the food court is closed, so please bring or lacked your own foods when you visit there.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I visited this quaint little Temple island during Kusu Pilgrimage Season, which runs from 1st October to 30th October this year in 2016, so the island was super packed with people burning incense and paper to pray at the Da Bo Gong Temple to the God of Prosperity. Therefore, if you detest crowds and prefer a peaceful environment it's probably... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I did this on a weekday and used Singapore Island Cruises. The ticket can be bought on the day at ferry terminal at Marina South Pier. This is now directly accessible by MRT. The ticket is $18 for an adult return. On a weekday, it departs Marina South at 10am and 2pm and takes around 20 minutes to St John's.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We have been to this tiny Island a year back. we were 4 families. Taken food along with us. Drinks we had in the island. so average spot for picnic. My Daughter got rashes on cheeks after swimming in the Sea. There is one temple on top of Hill. It is Good. Overall The place is ok.

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