What i enjoy most on my trips to kukup are the evening scenes...Preparing for a seafood barbie with my family...the chicken wings would be all marinated and just waiting to be roasted, the prawns and stingray pieces wrapped up in tin foil, someone will get the charcoals ready...hmmm...then i'll take out the chairs and set the table...there's a nice breeze, someone's put out a karaoke disc into the player...Oohh, there's gonna be some croaking and laughing around the tv later...hahhaa....Then back to the food, which is why i'm alive...I live to eat after all... :P Get my fingers into the food, yum, some red wine...hmmmm...the guys would have their beer...and after all that...take a stroll with my siblings just to help digest dinner....
Fondest memory: There's a shop that sells the most divine "ang ku kui" like jellies....hmmm...delish!!!
Favorite thing: After you've gone on a shopping spree and you're now low on your ringgit, don't fret! There're licensed money changers located in the heart of Kukup. So do bring along some other currencies just in case you need to convert some cash into ringgit.
If you think you're on solid ground, you're both right and wrong. Right in the sense that you are walking on concrete sidewalks and the roads are paved with bricks. But everything that you see above ground, are inherently held up by concrete pillars that have been piled into the sea.
Take a closer look at base of the buildings and you'd see that they are actually floating above the water.
If you're on a first time visit to Kukup, the best thing for you to do is to go on a Kelong tour (RM5) off the coast of Kukup Luat. You'll get to see visit floating fish farms found only in this Asian region. The Mangrove tour (RM2) is also a cool deal but give it a miss if you're allergic to all wildlife and mosquitoes.
Fondest memory: My fondest memory..hmm, let me see, it's standing on a creaky, wooden maze that bobed up and down on the floating fish farm and looking at schools of fish within.
Favorite thing: I enjoyed the seafood at Kukup, which is cheap and nice. You should try them in spicy, traditional style with chilli, black pepper etc which is really tasty.
Favorite thing: If you have time, you should explore the town and the residential houses to gain a better insight into the local way of life.