Before 1975, Kusu was made up of a rock outcrop and an island mound linked in between by a narrow stretch of sand flat crossable only at low tide. A Chinese temple sat on the rock outcrop whilst a Malay Shrine sat atop the island mound.
During the 9th lunar month, the sea around Kusu would be abuzzed with sampans and bumboats filled to the brim with pilgrims from mainland Singapore.
In 1975, the sea around Kusu was reclaimed, permanently joining the rock outcrop and the island mound into one large island complete with a ferry terminal, a pond, 2 swimming lagoons, a hawker centre and picnic areas.
Here's a painting cherishing the good old days! (Acrylic on canvas)