Embark on an adventure to the well-known Kukup fishing village, indulge in fresh seafood and marvel at the wonderful sights from the southernmost tip of mainland Asia!
Get ready for an exciting excursion to the southern and western tip of the Peninsula. Our first stop is the popular Kukup fishing village just 20km away from Pontian, Johor. This well-known fishing village has been around for over a century and a majority of it is built on stilts sitting atop a mangrove shoreline. There are several fish farms and popular seafood restaurants in the area that boasts their freshest catch consisting of local seafood such as king crabs, clams, prawns, various types of fish and so much more. These local delicacies are guaranteed to leave your mouth watering.
Not too far away, we will then proceed to explore the Aquaculture Centre and its unique structure. As it is housed on sea kelongs, also known as remote fishing outposts, the Aquaculture Centre floats amidst the middle of the ocean on raft-like structures. Discover the interesting way the various types of fishes and crabs among other seafood that are bred in captivity. After this, we will head towards one of the world’s largest uninhabited nature reserves that are the mangrove forests. These untouched wonders are a significant part of the ecological system and even has boardwalks for you to explore and admire the stunning scenery.
A visit to Kukup is not complete without a delicious seafood meal to appease your hunger. Enjoy your seafood lunch before we continue our adventure towards Tanjung Piai, also referred to as the southernmost tip of mainland Asia. As the wind blows in your hair and the melodic sound of the ocean waves fills your ears, marvel at the wonderful sight of the rows of ships docking on international waters and one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. To top it all off, you can admire the beautiful skyline of Singapore across the Johor Strait from this point. Other natural wonders of Tanjung Piai also includes the rugged coastline of mangroves that support many different habitats.