Fishing at the tip of the continent

Marine life in abundance at the peat swamp off Tanjung Piai, Johor, Malaysia attracts fishing enthusiast to the area.

Tanjung Piai is located at the southern most tip of Peninsular Malaysia and the Asian continent.

The peat swamp located along Selat Tebrau (Tebrau Straits) is home to an array of marine life and also monkeys.

One can catch a glimpse of the Singapore shoreline on less hazy days.

The small town of Kukup nearby hosts is a quaint little fishing village namely Kampung Air Masin (which literally translates to Salty Water Village) with temples, restaurants and an array of shops and accommodation for visitors.

The seafood restaurants are a must try. Delicious food, but a bit on the pricey side owing to the large number of tourist – especially from neighbouring Singapore.

It also hosts a ferry terminal that services the Riau Islands – Tanjung Balai and Batam.

For nature enthusiast, Pulau Kukup is a short boat ride away from Kukup. The small island is designated as a Ramsar site (or otherwise known as a Wetlands of International Importance) and is a protected national park under the Johor State Park Corporation Enactment 1989 since 27 March 1997.

Or you can just rent one of the fishing boats for a few hours to take you around Pulau Kukup and to nearby fish farms, and nearby islands if the weather permits.


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