Kusu Island Available Ferry Service

The southern part of Singapore is strikingly beautiful with the three exotic islands – Kusu Island, St. John Island and Sisters’ Island.  Here we will talk about Kusu Island. Kusu is situated in about 5.6 kilometers of distance from the south of the Singapore main island. The name Kusu denotes “Tortoise” or “Turtle” in Chinese and in Malay this island is known as Peak Island or Pulau Tembakul.

Little about Kusu Island

17 Kusu Island - A Pilgrimage Visit [龟屿进香] @ Singapore (Large)

There are legends that a magical giant turtle turning itself into an island to save two shipwrecked sailors – one was Malay and another Chinese. It is supposed that the two grateful sailors returned to the island to give thanks and others sustained the institution. Another legend is that in earlier days Kusu looked like a turtle. Initially Kusu Island was two little extensions on a reef, but in later time it was distended and changed into an island holiday resort of 85,000 square meters. Within this huge holiday resort there are now three Malay shrines – “keramats” and a Chinese temple on Kusu Island. And close to the resort, there is Tortoise Sanctuary – home of hundreds of tortoises.

About Kusu Island holiday

Presently Kusu Island is one of the most well developed islands of southern Singapore. This Island is popularly known for its support to the steady creek of worshippers to the Malay and Chinese shrines on the island. There are two swimming lagoons in Kusu Island which make the island more popular destination for day-trippers. Besides the mystifying variety of hard corals and soft corals here make the place more to explore.

On other Southern Shores people can also experience animals comprising anemone shrimps, giant clams, clown anemone fishes, and a wide variety of crabs other fishes. Marine life is one of the most attractive features to the tourists.  Not only the island is wonderful, but the way people reach Kusu is also amazing. The best way to reach Kusu from mainland is the ferry to Kusu Island from Singapore. This water way is also striking and makes the journey as enjoyable as it is on the Kusu Island itself.

Ferry service in Kusu Island

Due to the attractiveness and religious fame, Kusu Island has become overcrowded day by day.  The visitors choose the ferry service as most reliable transport option to reach Kusu. However, the ferry to Kusu Island is always on high demand and that’s why there is no prior booking system offered. The ferry service is available on the first come first basis.

Depending on the availability extra ferry to Kusu Island could be arranged, but it is available at scheduled time only. One must know that the ferries are not available at any time, rather there is fixed Kusu Island ferry schedule from Singapore. But anyone who likes to have a private ferry should book it prior to the journey. Generally it takes only 15 minutes to reach Kusu from Singapore mainland.

Enjoying a trip to Malaysia

Are you planning to visit Malaysia anytime soon? Malaysia is one of the most popular travelling and tourism destinations in the world, especially in the South East Asian Region. People from across the globe come to visit Malaysia for their holidays. If you are coming with a travelling agent or tourism company, then there is nothing that you need to think much about your convenience or comfort.

But, if you are one of those, who want to plan their travelling itineraries on their own and save a lot of money, then you can certainly follow this guideline for your trip. When you are travelling in Malaysia, you don’t want to miss out the ETS train service like KTM Johor Bahru. Malaysia is well connected with all its major and minor cities, towns and many of the Borneo islands. Even the neighbouring countries of Thailand and Singapore are also well connected with these major cities.

Travelling to Cameron highlands:


If you like green mountains with the clouds floating above and waterfalls and tranquil forests here and there, then Cameron Highland is the place that will simply stun you. You can visit this place from any part of the country when you travel in Malaysia. Cameron Highlands is well connected with buses and trains and it will cost very cheap to travel by these modes of conveyance.

Visiting Taman Negara:

Those, who are more drawn towards the national parks and wildlife, must visit Taman Negara, one of the oldest tropical rainforests that you can visit in this world. It is home to many endangered species. Tourists often come to this place from Kuala Lumpur and hence, you will find a number of buses and trains that will take you to this place.

Spending some time at Langkawi:

This archipelago in the Andaman Sea that clubs together about 99 islands is the most loved sea beach and coastal place in the country. You will find a number of ferries that will take you to Langkawi Island. You can choose the ferry that will suit your travelling time and you can certainly choose the port of your travel.  Just make sure that you book your ferry ticket on time, for a confirmed reservation.

Where to buy tickets for travelling?

Now that you have known the three major places of interest that you must visit when you travel in Malaysia, you need to know about the right place to purchase the tickets. There are many online ticket booking sites available in Malaysia that will help you to book your tickets online. You do not have to rush to the railway station or the bus stop to buy these tickets. These sites will offer you the options available for the buses and trains as well as the ferries and you can choose the one that suits your time. The best part of these sites is that you will also be able to ensure discounts that you will not find anywhere else.