Kusu Near Singapore
Located only 5.6 kilometres off the main island of Singapore, is a good place for swimming.
The island got it’s name when stories passed by the Malays and Chinese in Singapore, citing that a giant tortoise turned itself into an island in order to save two shipwrecked sailors, a Malay and a Chinese near the Singapore waters.
Temple and Shrines
Da Bo Gong Temple, built in 1923 and dedicated to the Chinese God of Prosperity. Devotees pray to two deities, Da Bo Gong for wealth, good health and calm seas, and Guan Yin, the Bodhisattva of Mercy, for sons. The Other side of the hill stood three shrines of Malay saints, or ‘keramat’, for wealth, good marriage, health and harmony as well as fertility.
Those who like nature, the swimming lagoons and beaches are a skip and a hop away. You may even spot a sea turtle or two!