Kusu Island – A tranquil holiday getaway steeped in legendary folklore

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The picturesque Kusu Island is a popular holiday getaway in Singapore. This pretty island lies approximately 5.6 kilometers south of the main island of Singapore. Steeped in historic enchantment, the island is also commonly known as Tortoise Island due to the legendary tale that surrounds its existence. This tranquil getaway features Chinese and Malay worship sites, scenic beaches that are surrounded by vibrant coral and marine life and a large turtle sanctuary. Be sure to visit this relaxing destination when holidaying in Singapore.

Kusu Island is enfolded in an aura of mystery and legend. Folklore describes how the island came into existence, when a magic turtle changed into an island to save two shipwrecked individuals of whom one was Chinese and the other Malay. It is reputed that these two individuals built Taoist and Malay worship sites upon the island in honour of the help that they had received. Today, a famous Chinese temple and a Malay temple with 3 shrines stand upon the scenic landscape of the island attracting streams of worshippers.

Visitors can relax and swim in the placid waters surrounding Kusu Island. The island is also ringed with beautiful hard and soft coral reefs that can be explored, whilst marine species such as anemone shrimps, clown anemone fish and giant clams can also be sighted. The onsite turtle sanctuary is another attraction on the Island that is a must visit. Hundreds of these little creatures can be seen dwelling here.

Staying at a chic Orchard Road hotelwould be the perfect base from which the splendour of Orchard Road, the bustling central business district and various entertainment and tourist areas of Singapore can be explored. The stylish Orchard Hotel Singapore offers visitors all this and more! This elegant hotel Singaporeprovides discerning travellers with comfortable accommodation and a wide range of business and recreational facilities that are sure to make your stay in Singapore a memorable one.

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This article was published on 2010/09/23