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About Kusu Pilgrimage

One of Singapore’s Southern Islands, Kusu Island is home to the popular Da Bo Gong Temple and the “keramat” built to commemorate the 19th century pious man Syed Abdul Rahman, his mother Nenek Ghalib and sister Puteri Fatimah.

Every year during the Ninth Lunar Month, tens of thousands of devotees make their way to Kusu Island for the annual Kusu Pilgrimage.

This year’s Kusu Pilgrimage period is from 9 October to 7 November 2018.


Getting to Kusu Island

To get to Kusu Island, you can take a ferry from Marina South Pier. During the Kusu Pilgrimage period, the ferry arrangements are as follows:

Ferry Schedule

The first ferry departs Marina South Pier at 7.00am (Mon to Fri) and 6.30am (Weekends and Public Holidays).

Ferries depart at an interval of approximately 30 minutes depending on crowd size.

Last ferry departs Marina South Pier at 5.00pm daily.

Last ferry departs Kusu Island at 7.00pm daily.

Ticketing office and opening hours

Singapore Island Cruise & Ferry Services Pte Ltd

No. 31 Marina Coastal Drive, #01 – 04, Marina South Pier

Tel: 6534 9339, Fax: 6534 9119

Opening hours:

7.00am to 5.00pm (Mon to Fri)

6.30am to 5.00pm (Weekends and Public Holidays)

Ferry Fares


Child (Ages 1 – 12)

S$15 (Monday to Friday)

S$18 (Weekends and Public Holidays)


S$11 (Monday to Friday)

S$12 (Weekends and Public Holidays)


Getting to Marina South Pier – Public Transportation

The public is encouraged to use public transportation to get to Marina South Pier.


SBS Transit Bus 402 runs a service between Shenton Way Terminal, Anson Road, Cecil Street, Marina Boulevard, Marina Bay Cruise Centre and Marina South Pier daily. Some of the bus stops along the service route are at International Plaza, The Sail and Marina Bay Financial Centre.

More details of Bus 402 can be found on

Shuttle Service on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

Those who drive may park their vehicles at Meadow Carpark at Gardens by the Bay. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) provides a free shuttle service between Meadow Carpark at Gardens by the Bay and Marina South Pier on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays from 6.00am to 8.00pm.


Alight at Marina South Pier MRT station (N28).


Alight at the taxi drop-off point located at 31 Marina Coastal Drive. Taxis are not allowed to wait or park at 31 Marina Coastal Drive on Weekends and Public Holidays during the Kusu Pilgrimage period.

Public Enquiries

Sale of ferry tickets and ferry schedule


6534 9339


Getting to Marina South Pier


6325 5110 (8.00am to 5.00pm daily)


Other enquiries on Kusu Pilgrimage Season


1800 323 9829 (between 8.30am to 5.00pm from Mon to Fri)