- Legend has it that Kusu Island was a giant turtle that transformed itself into a large rock to save two sailors--a Chinese and a Malay--from drowning. To honour this event, the island now has a Taoist temple and a Malay shrine. Offerings are made annually to Tua Pek Kong, the God of Prosperity, in October or November. The island is then impossibly crowded, so avoid coming if you do not wish to be swept up in the furore. At other times, however, its unspoilt beach provides a tranquil escape from the mainland. A daily ferry service leaves the Sentosa Ferry Terminal at 10a and 1:30p from Monday to Saturday and on Sunday and public holidays at 9a, 11a, 1p, 3p and 5p.
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