Singapore Issued Stamps on Folktales of Kusu, Sisters’ Islands

singapore folktales stampsThe stamps released on 23rd May 2016 depicts two designs – one of the folktale surrounding Sisters’ Island, and the other of Kusu Island.

Sisters’ Islands were named after two sisters who loved each other dearly, and drowned themselves in the sea when sea gypsies threatened to separate them. The islands appeared where the sisters had died, according to folklore. 

Kusu Island is also known as “Turtle Island”. Legend has it that a giant turtle once rescued two fishermen while they were caught in a storm by taking them to an island, but they never saw the turtle again. It has been said that the turtle has been spotted resting on the shores of the island, by those who later visited it.

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