Monday, April 14, 2008

Kusu Island in Singapore

Also known as Pulau Tembakul, which means "Tortoise Island" or "Turtle Island", Kusu Island in Singapore is a great vacation site with Malay mosque and a Chinese temple attractions. The island was named after a tortoise because legend says a giant sea turtle once saved two shipwrecked sailors and as an act of gratitude, the two built a Chinese temple, a Malay mosque and a huge turtle sculpture on the island.

Getting to this place is easy. Just take a ferry from the Sentosa Ferry Terminal, departure is 10.00am and 1.30pm, Monday to Friday; and at 9.00am, 11.00am, 1.00pm, 3.00pm and 5.00pm- Sunday and public holidays. Boat ride is half an hour.

From this place, we can also visit it nearby islands such as the Pulau Renggit, St John's Island, Lazarus Island and Sisters' Island.

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