Kusu Pilgrimage 2017

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SLA_Logo_2017.pngSingapore, 16 October 2017 - The 2017 Kusu Pilgrimage Season starts on 20 October and ends on 17 November 2017. This annual pilgrimage to the legendary ‘Tortoise’ or Kusu Island attracts thousands of devotees who pay homage at the Da Bo Gong (Tua Pek Kong) Temple.

2 During this period, ferries to Kusu Island will depart from the Marina South Pier, starting at 7:00am daily. The last ferry will depart from Marina South Pier at 5.00pm and leave Kusu Island at 7.00pm. All regular ferry services to St John’s Island will be temporarily suspended during the Kusu Pilgrimage Season.

3 The public is advised to use public transportation to get to Marina South Pier. Due to limited parking lots at Marina South Pier, those who drive are advised to park their vehicles at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre (MBCC) and take the SBS Transit Bus 402 to Marina South Pier. Alternatively, they can use the pedestrian linkway and walk from the MBCC to Marina South Pier (approximately 500 metres). On Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays, free shuttle bus services will be available for the public from the MBCC to the Marina South Pier. The closest MRT station is Marina South Pier MRT station which is linked directly to Marina South Pier.

4 Below are some useful tips for guests going on the pilgrimage:

Visitors are encouraged to visit Kusu Island during weekdays and off-peak hours

Wear comfortable attire and shoes for walking around the island

Do not bring your pets

5 Please refer to Appendix 1 for more information on the Kusu Pilgrimage.


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