Kusu Island is one of the Southern Islands in Singapore, situated around 5.6 kilometers (3.5 miles) toward the south of the principle island of Singapore, off the Straits of Singapore. "Kusu" signifies "Tortoise Island" or "Turtle Island" in Chinese; the island is otherwise called Peak Island or Pulau Tembakul in Malay. The word kusu additionally implies fart in Tamil, one of Singapore's national dialects—be that as it may, this is not related at all to the name of the island, and is a misguided judgment. From two man outcrops on a reef, the island was amplified and changed into an islandland of 85,000 square meters (914,932 sq ft).
The legend behind the island says that an enchanted tortoise transformed itself into an island to spare two wrecked mariners - a Malay and a Chinese.
At the highest point of the rough hillock on Kusu Island stands three kramats (or sacred places of worship of Malay holy people) to recognize a devout man his mom & sister who lived in the nineteenth century. Numerous lovers will climb the 152 stages prompting to the kramats to appeal to God for riches, great marriage, great wellbeing and agreement. The places of worship are likewise prevalent with childless couples who might petition God for youngsters. Regardless of misguided judgments, they don't appeal to the kramats.
Likewise situated on Kusu island is the mainstream Chinese sanctuary - Da Bo Gong or Tua Pek Kong (Grand Uncle) and Na Tuk Kong (Dato Keramat). Worked in 1923 by an affluent agent, the sanctuary houses two fundamental divinities - the Da Bo Gong and Guan Yin (Goddess of Mercy). The previous is very viewed as having the ability to present thriving, cure ailments, quiet the ocean and turn away peril, while Guan Yin is known as the 'supplier of children'.
It is prominent for its tidal ponds, unblemished shorelines and serene settings. Visits are frequently made by ship from the adjacent Marina South Pier to see the wishing admirably and Tortoise Sanctuary. Evening picnics are additionally exceptionally well known. Overnight stay is not allowed on the island. Be that as it may, most ships to Kusu Island likewise take in Saint John's Island which has overnight hotel.