Part of the southern islands, Kusu Island is a pristine island just 5.6 km to the south of the main island of Singapore. The pristine island is famous for its clear blue waters and a breathtaking view from the beaches. It also has a very rich history from which it also derives its name as Kusu means turtle or tortoise in Chinese. As Kusu Island is just a short distance from the mainland, it is extremely famous amongst the locals and is a place visited by many who wish to spend the day in complete relaxation that is attained by the calm atmosphere of the island. It can also be entirely covered by walking from end to end in 20 minutes.
The spectacular Kusu Osland is never very crowded except for the ninth month of the lunar calendar during which hoards of devotees from everywhere visit the temple on this island and pay their respects to the deities. The island is also famous for its marine life as it is surrounded by soft and hard corals that form a reef. The lagoons at this island area are also a popular spot just as picnics are famous on the beaches of Kusu Island.
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