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Kueh and Kusu
Photograph: Sindo Ferry

This is the first afternoon tea experience aboard a garden-themed ferry in Singapore

Set sail for Kusu Island and enjoy a kueh platter while zipping across the sea

Fabian Loo
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Fabian Loo
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All aboard Singapore’s very first sea-bound afternoon tea experience. Kueh and Kusu by Sindo Ferry is an offshore adventure that charts a course for Kusu Island and whisks guests away in an adorable garden-themed ferry. Along the way, indulge in a kueh-filled menu and take in gorgeous views of the Marina South Coastline. 

What is typically a 35-minute ride in a utilitarian boat now comes jazzed up with cute decorations and sweet snacks. Fairy lights, faux patches of green, and plush pillows help convert the metallic vehicle into a warm and scenic mode of transportation. Settle down next to the window, and take in sights of the sea and shore as the boat makes its way to the charming cultural destination

Kueh and Kusu
Photograph: Sindo Ferry

Make sure to board with an empty stomach; tickets to the boat ride come with a Halal-certified afternoon tea menu. Served in a three-tiered stand is a selection of pastries and local kuehs: snack on baked chicken pie, chocolate eclairs, kueh dadar, and more. Then, wash everything down with free-flowing tea and calming scenes of the water. 

Kueh and Kusu
Photograph: Sindo Ferry

With a full belly, you now have the energy to explore the grounds of Kusu Island. Look forward to an afternoon steeped in culture and heritage; legend has it that the place derives its name from a giant tortoise that transformed itself into an island in order to save a crew from being shipwrecked. Today, Kusu Island is filled with shrines erected as gratitude to the animal. It is also home to swimming lagoons and sandy beaches – so do remember to pack some extra clothing. 

HOW TO BOOK The Kueh and Kusu adventure ($60) departs from the Harbourfront Centre on weekends at 2pm. Tickets can be purchased at sindoferry.com.sg/kueh-kusu

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