Explore the amazing Kukup fishing village built on stilts and all the fresh local seafood from its daily catch!
Just off the south-western tip of the Peninsula, Kukup is a well-known fishing village that has been in existence for over 100 years. This quaint fishing village is mainly built on stilts and sits on the muddy mangrove shoreline in the Pontian district of Johor. Take a stroll along the wooden or concrete boardwalks and take in the hustle and bustle of the booming fishing industry. There are many fish farms and several popular seafood restaurants boasting their freshest catch such as fish, clams, prawns, crabs and more. This fresh seafood makes for an enjoyable and unforgettable meal.
We will head on towards the Aquaculture Centre nearby and where you get the opportunity to witness how various types of fishes, crabs and other seafood are being commercially bred. The interesting feature of the Aquaculture Centre is that it is housed on sea kelongs, which are remote fishing outposts that are built on raft-like structures that are afloat in the middle of the ocean. Lastly, we will take a boat ride and experience Kukup’s mangrove forest, an uninhabited nature reserve that has become a significant ecological site. Being one of the biggest uninhabited mangroves in the world, you can take a look at the untouched wonder up close. There is even a boardwalk with view towers if you were to explore the serene surroundings and it’s spectacular scenery.