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Safe Management Measures During Kusu Pilgrimage Season 2020

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Safe Management Measures During Kusu Pilgrimage Season 2020

        This year’s Kusu Pilgrimage Season (KPS) will take place from 17 October to 14 November with Safe Management Measures (SMMs) in place to provide a safe environment for members of the public who want to visit Kusu Island. 2.     For better crowd management, there will be a limit of 500 visitors to Kusu Island per day, and ferries to the island will observe a limit of 50 passengers for each hourly departure. The first ferry will depart from Marina South Pier at 7am, while the last ferry will depart from Kusu Island at 7pm.

3. Visitors who wish to visit Kusu Island during the KPS are required to make a reservation via https://go.gov.sg/kps2020 or the QR code below. The link and QR code can also be found on SLA’s website. 

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4. Reservations can be made from Monday, 28 September. An applicant can  make a reservation for a maximum of five persons. The Singapore Land Authority (SLA) will send a confirmation email to applicants upon submission of reservation. The confirmation email must be shown for verification in order to purchase ferry tickets at the counter of the ferry operator, Singapore Island Cruise & Ferry Services Pte Ltd, located at Marina South Pier. The ferry tickets can be purchased on the date and time of visit. Please refer to Annex A for the infographic on how to make reservation for KPS 2020, and Annex B for information on ferry services.

5. As part of the SMMs, visitors to Kusu Island will be required to check in via SafeEntry and have their temperatures taken before boarding the ferry. Due to limited capacity of 30 people within the temple and 15 people within the keramat, visitors can expect to have to wait in queue before entering these places of worship on the island.

6. As weekends are a popular period during KPS, visitors are advised to visit Kusu Island on weekdays. They are also advised to stay home if feeling unwell. Visitors are advised to bring their own water and to wear comfortable attire and shoes for walking around the island. Overnight stays and bringing of pets to Kusu island are not permitted.

7. During the KPS 2020, all regular ferry services to St John’s Island will not stop by Kusu Island on its return trip to Marina South Pier. All private ferries/private yachts are not allowed to berth at Kusu Island’s jetties.

Public Transportation to Marina South Pier

8. Members of the public are advised to use public transportation to get to Marina South Pier because of limited parking lots. Visitors can either take SBS Transit Bus 400 directly to Marina South Pier or take the MRT to Marina South Pier MRT station. As the Marina South Pier carpark will not be available on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays during this period, free shuttle buses will run between Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore Carpark and Marina South Pier from 6am to 8pm, every 15 to 20 minutes on Weekends and Public Holidays. 

9. Members of public who have queries can call 1800 323 9829 (toll free) or contact us via our online feedback form.


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Issued by: 

Singapore Land Authority 

23 September 2020


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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 17 October to 14 November 2020.

Ferry operator for KPS 2020

Singapore Island Cruise & Ferry Services Pte Ltd

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

Tel: 6534 9339, Fax: 6534 9119 

Ferry Fares

Ferry Fares Adult 

Ferry Fares Child (Ages 1 – 12) 

$16 (Monday to Friday) 

$18 (Weekends and Public Holidays) 

$12 (Monday to Friday, Weekends and Public Holidays)