Many of the organised bus trips to Kukup fishing village should also include giving you the opportunity to stop and visit a palm oil plantation as a part of the itinerary.
- Family Travel
- Road Trip
Johor National Park
This is new here, you can see many kinds of trees and plants here.. There is a 6 story tower where you can climb up for the amazing view.. Good place for the nature lover.
Visit Pulau Kukup
A large mangrove wetland island. Chartered boat rides and ecotours of the place are available on Kukup itself. MYR5.00 per adult
- National/State Park
Visit Tanjung Piai National Park
This area is the southern most tip of Asia. It is a designated wetland national park.
A chance to see two straits together. The Straits of Johor and Straits of Melaka.
- National/State Park
And as we walked on the boardwalk, we saw mud crabs,lobsters, monkeys and lizards and passed by ribbons of brown rivers, fringed by low-lying trees.
Something big looming ahead
As we walked on the boardwalk, we saw a tall dark shadow, hmm, could it be the temple of doom in Kukup?
View from the top
The view from the top was excellent, the whole world was green with mangrove tree tops and laced with little brown rivers.
Follow the brown path into the mangrove
And the next thing you'll see is a ribbon of a wooden bridge that leads into the Kukup mangrove swamp island. Tread on the boards lightly to enter the swamp..
More fishy tales at the Kelong
Apparently, there are as many types of fish you can find in a kukup kelong as there are vegetables in a salad bar. Here's an unfortunate nurse shark that got hauled by the fisherman...
There are some shops in the town centre for you to do some simple shopping, and buying groceries for you stay in Kukup.
Staying in Kukup
Most of the trips to Kukup are usually day trips. However if you want to spend a night or two here, there are domitories which are relatively clean and cheap.
Kelongs (Malay word for fish farms)
There are kelongs located off the shores of Kukup whereby many varieties of fishes are being farmed traditionally as food.
If your arrive in Kukup a wee bit early and not ready for lunch yet, take a boat ride to the Kelong- where they breed fish, mussels, etc.