Our Crazy Rich Shores: Kusu Island

Just 15 minutes from Singapore's main business district, are crazy rich reefs of Kusu Island.
Crazy Rich Shores: Kusu Island
At super low spring tides (which tend to happen before dawn), we get a brief glimpse of the amazing marine life found here. Kusu Island is also 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.
Crazy Rich Shores: 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.
Crazy Rich Shores: Kusu Island

Here's a glimpse at the living reefs of Kusu Island.
Living reefs of Kusu Island, Apr 2017

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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This article first appeared on wild shores of singapore.

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