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“Go for cruise ride not for Kusu!”
Review of Kusu Island

Kusu Island
Ranked #203 of 829 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 February 11, 2013

I had high expectations from Kusu in terms of great picnic spot but it turned out to be disappointing. The Island really don't have anything to offer except few turtles in a pond and a old chinese temple. There was nothing great about beaches or landscape.
However, the cruise ride (SGD 15) to Kusu was worth the money. Will recommend to visit Kusu in a big group. And don't forget to bring food and drinks else it could become a big spoilsport.

Rating: 4/10

4  Thank jainnitin1983
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

I spent the hour the returning ferry from Lazarus Island allows you wandering around this tiny island. It is pleasant enough. The temple is so so. The few tired turtles in the ponds seem as listless as the old temple caretaker who will sell you a cold drink.
The flat part of the island has been landscaped and it is pleasant enough. The view back to Singapore is worth the trip. At least you feel you are no longer a part of the bustle of the city state.
Climbing to the top of the island's only hill leads you to the graves of a couple of long forgotten Muslim leaders. It is nothing to write home about at all. Dusty graves on a hill on an island. Wow! Exciting? I think not.
Perhaps a little more information in the form of plaques with more about the history of the graves-and the people in them-would be useful.
I am told that on Chinese new year the place is alive with visitors. Not the Muslim graves, I hasten to add, but the picnic area and the food court built opposite the temple. But if you wanted to watch people eating, why come to Kusu?

1  Thank Borisbear
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Get a good view of down town Singapore from the boat out there. Kusu has a shrine on it and not much else

Thank Gwylan01
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Reviewed October 29, 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 September 16, 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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