Less than four miles southwest of Singapore, Kusu is one of the Southern Islands. The island, whose name means "turtle" in Chinese, is known for its pristine beaches, as well as several temples. One of these is Kramat Kusu, dedicated to a Malay saint named Haji Syed Abdul Rahman, who, with his mother and sister, is said to have disappeared supernaturally from the island in the 19th century. To reach the shrine, you climb over 100 steps that go up through a forest. Plastic bags containing stones have been hung on the trees by devotees who have come to the shrine to pray for forgiveness of sins and the correction of wayward children. If their wishes are granted, believers return the following year to remove their bags and give thanks.
My family were very impressed with the decor & spaciousness of the room (deluxe room at Valley wing). The toilet is huge with two basins and a big bathtub. The toiletries are from my favourite brand and all the amenities in the room (from real roses, tea, utensils, towels, floor mats,etc) are well thought of and the room is one of the most equipped hotel room that I have ever stayed. Very clean, nice smell, nice & friendly staff... we were simply very pleased with everything in the hotel. Our kids had fun at the Buds & Splash zone. The buffet breakfast at The Line was a wide spread & delicious. This staycation is definitely value for $$ for my whole family and it is one of the best family staycations we had in Singapore! We will definitely be back! Kudos to all the Shangrila Hotel staff for making our stay and my wedding anniversary such a memorable and happy one!