Loves: The wishing well.
Our Advice: Explore the Southern Islands (St John’s, Lazarus and Kusu Island) altogether in a day to make the ferry trip worthwhile. Pack your own food and drinks for a picnic as there are no F&B outlets available.
The city-state offers a number of getaways from its energy and buzz. To the south lies one such escape known as Kusu Island. Kusu, a Hokkien word, means turtle or tortoise when translated into English. The island presents a scenic and relaxing environment to tourists. You will discover untouched beaches, oxygen-rich air, and exotic lagoons. Kusu Island also has three Malay shrines ensconced on its hilltop along with a Chinese shrine located closer to the base. Childless couples have been known to visit the Malay temple and pray for an offspring.
Kusu Island is an ideal stop over while exploring the islands near Singapore.
Address: Located about 5.6 kilometres to the south of the main island of Singapore, off the Straits of Singapore
District: Southern Islands
- Alight at Marina South Pier MRT Station (NS28) and take exit B
- Take the Singapore Island Cruise ferry from Marina South Pier
- Ferry will head to St John's Island first before heading to Kusu Island and returning to the pier in a loop route
- Journey from Marina South Pier to St John's island takes 30 minutes and 15 minutes from St John's to Kusu Island
Ferry timings from Marina South Pier*
Mon – Fri: 10am, 2pm
Sat: 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm
Sun: 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm
*Note: Ticketing booth closes at 3pm daily
Ferry timings from Kusu Island
Mon – Fri: 12pm, 4pm
Sat: 10.15am, 12.15am, 2.15pm, 4.30pm
Sun: 10.15am, 12.15am, 2.15pm, 4.15pm, 6.15pm
Ferry Operating Hours: 7.00am to 5.00pm
Recommended Duration: 1 hour
Adults - $18 (2 way trip)
Children (1 to 12 years old) - $12 (2 way trip)