According to legend, Kusu Island, otherwise known as Turtle Island, was actually a giant turtle which transformed itself into land to save two shipwrecked sailors, one Chinese and one Malay.
Kusu Island receives most of its visitors during the ninth lunar month (October or November), when Taoist and Muslim devotees flock to the island on an annual pilgrimage. Taoists visit the Tua Pek Kong Temple located on the island. The temple is dedicated to Tua Pek Kong, the patron saint of merchants. Devotees pray for prosperity, good luck, and wealth, light joss sticks, and make offerings of flowers and food.
Muslim devotees climb 122 steps up a steep hill to visit a Malay shrine of Keramat Kusu. Childless couples mark their prayers by tying pieces of cloth around trees on their way up to the shrine.
The island is known for its two blue lagoons, its vast pristine beaches, and a wishing well. It has undergone much development and has a pleasant spot for picnics. However, overnight stays are not permitted on the island.
How to go to Kusu Island Singapore
Kusu Island Singapore
Contact Number: +65 6275 0388 for ferry times from Marina South Pier
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Bus Charter Rates
* Price varies by distant and timing
* Inclusive 1 driver
|13 Seaters||1 Way||From S$90|
|2 Ways||From S$180|
|Hourly||S$54/hr (min 10hrs); S$66/hr (min 3hrs)|
|23 Seaters||1 Way||From S$102|
|2 Ways||From S$204|
|Hourly||S$78/hr (min 10hrs); S$90/hr (min 3hrs)|
|40 Seaters||1 Way||From S$132|
|2 Ways||From S$264|
|Hourly||S$90/hr (min 10hrs); S$102/hr (min 3hrs)|
* Final prices subject to confirmation