rich in history.
A large variety of corals, huge sea anemones with anemonefishes and other fascinating marine life are found on the reefs of Kusu Island.
Although Kusu island has been reclaimed, corals still grow outside the sea walls, and a little inside the artificial swimming lagoons. Lots of amazing animals find food and shelter here.
Here's a glimpse at the living reefs of Kusu Island.
The Singapore Blue Plan 2018
The cluster of Kusu, Lazarus and St. John's Islands has been recommended by the Singapore Blue Plan 2018 for elevated protection status.
The Blue Plan highlights that Lazarus, St. John’s, and Kusu Islands are established sites for coral nurseries as their shoreline offers ideal sheltered areas for growth of corals. Designating these islands as No-fishing Areas can bolster their rehabilitation.
Protecting a larger cluster of islands means zonation plans for use can be implemented to manage tourism and human impacts.
DOWNLOAD the Plan, SUPPORT the Plan! More on the Singapore Blue Plan 2018 site.
How to get to Kusu Island
There is a daily ferry departing from Marine South Pier. Check the Singapore Island Cruise site for the latest updated.
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- A glimpse into the rich history of Kusu Island by Jerome Lim on the Long and Winding Road.
This article first appeared on wild shores of singapore.