There is a beautiful lotus shaped wishing well at the temple pavillion on top of the main lagoon of Kusu Island, next to the Tua Pek Kong temple. Drop a coin and make a wish here, perhaps your wish might come true :) During the annual pilgrimage season, many locals who come here will wake their wishes.
The main lagoon or pond on Kusu Island is located just next to the famous Tua Pek Kong temple. There is a temple pavillion on this lagoon, which houses a wishing well. The tortoises of Kusu Island used to live in this lagoon, but now have been shifted to a nearby tortoise sanctuary.
There is a famous Rock of Luck at the hill-top kramat area of Kusu Island. The rock is painted gold (see photo) and many local people come here to wish for good luck. They will write on the rock, hoping for lucky lottery numbers or other lucky things to happen on them :)
There is a tortoise pond or sanctuary on Kusu Island, as tortoise is regarded as a sacred animal here due to religion. There are also some tortoises at the Tua Pek Kong temple.
The tortoises used to be living at the main lagoon next to Tua Pek Kong temple, but now they are housed at this tortoise pond.
There is a big tortoise statue with 2 tortoises located near to the beach area at Kusu Island park. Kusu Island is famous for its tortoises due to religious seasons. Besides the tortoise statues, there are also many tortoises at the tortoise sanctuary on the island.
Almost the entire Kusu Island is made up of a beautiful park with well-manicured grass. It is very relaxing to visit here during the weekends to enjoy and scenery, beach as well as the strong sea breeze.
At the top of the hill on Kusu Island stands three kramats (or holy shrines of Malay saints) to commemorate a pious man (Syed Abdul Rahman), his mother (Nenek Ghalib) and sister (Puteri Fatimah) who lived in the 19th century.
During the Kusu pilgrimage season, many devotees will climb the 152 steps leading to the kramats to pray for wealth, good marriage, good health and harmony. The shrines are also popular with childless couples who would pray for children.
Located on Kusu island is the popular Chinese temple - Da Bo Gong or Tua Pek Kong (The Merchant God or God of Prosperity). Built in 1923 by a wealthy businessman, the temple houses two main deities - the Da Bo Gong and Guan Yin (Goddess of Mercy). The former is highly regarded as having the power to confer prosperity, cure diseases, calm the sea and avert danger, while Guan Yin is known as the 'giver of sons'.
Each year during the ninth lunar month (which falls between Sep and Nov according to the Lunar Calendar), thousands of devotees flock to Kusu Island for their annual Kusu Pilgrimage to pay homage at this temple for good health, peace, happiness, good luck and prosperity.
There are several wooden towers on Kusu Island. You can climb up to have good views of the island, beach and surrounding seas.
Besides the big tortoise statue at the beach area, there is a smaller and colourful statue of the tortoise at the premises of Tua Pek Kong temple (see photos).
Next to the famous Tua Pek Kong temple is a big lagoon with a beautiful temple pavillion in the middle of the lagoon (see photos).
There is a big red warning beacon at one end of Kusu Island facing the open sea. This beacon is needed because this part of the island is very rocky and very dark at night.
The arrival point at Kusu Island is a cosy jetty located at a relatively calm water between Kusu Island and a neighbouring island. There is a big welcome sign on top of this jetty :)