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    Teluk Buih Or Bubble Bay Beach.

    by imran8852 Updated Mar 9, 2007

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    Approximately 15km north of Mersing town on the way to Air Papan lies a quiet beach called Teluk Buih or Bubble Bay. Fishing Bay Resort is the sole resort in Teluk Buih. 70% of the customer for this resort are Singaporean.

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    Air Papan Beach.

    by imran8852 Updated Mar 9, 2007

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    Approximately 15 to 16km from Mersing town lies Air Papan beach. There are abundance of chalets around Air Papan. Guest could also choose to participate in the village's homestay programme.
    A festival filled with fun, food and games called "Pesta Air Papan" celebrated every 1st May each year always draw a huge visitors to the beach.

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    Try the Malay Cakes And The Local Delicacies

    by imran8852 Updated Mar 9, 2007

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    Malay cakes or the local kuih are abundance in Mersing…Don’t forget to try them, they are not just cheap but also delicious.
    Try the 'Satar' (similar to otak-otak but not spicy) and 'Kropok Lekor' the local delicacies.
    Kropok Lekor, Kropok Ghondeh or Kropok Batang are all the same except for their name…Try them with the Chilli Sauce , they are delicious when eaten hot.

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    View Mersing Town From The Top Of The Hill

    by imran8852 Updated Mar 9, 2007

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    One of the best places to take a snapshot of Mersing Town is from the top of the hill at Masjid Jamek. It gives a beautiful and fantastic view of Mersing Town and the nearby islands.
    N.B: Proper attire is required even when you are just entering the Mosque’s compound…No shorts Please!

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    Jewels Near Mersing - Pulau Tinggi

    by bpacker Updated Jul 12, 2004

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    There's a beautiful island near Mersing where a volcano lies dormant. The mountain can be seen from far and that's why it's named "Tinggi" ( meaning tall in Malay).
    For more info and reservations on hotels there, check out their website

    Bpacker's Mersing page

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    Jewels near Mersing - Pulau Tioman

    by bpacker Updated Jul 12, 2004

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    This has to be the most popular and visited island of all. Singaporeans love to go there and soak in the sun It's not a bad place to dive either.
    I've been here and seen turtles swimming over here. Coral life however, is only so-so. It's way better at Bahara Rock, which is nearer further up north.

    For more details , check out their website

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    Jewels near Mersing- Pulau Rawa

    by bpacker Updated Jun 27, 2005

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    Pulau Rawa Malaysia

    This island is closest to Mersing. I don't have any contacts for this but the tour agent at hotel embassey ( mersing) arranges for trips there and other island hopping tours.

    See Bpacker's Mersing Hotel page

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    Jewels near Mersing - Pulau Aur

    by bpacker Updated Feb 17, 2004

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    Jetty at Aur

    I've been here several times to dive. The coral life here is simply fantastic. Also, there is a narrow channel here that allows for drift diving. They have a BBQ here every Saturday where you can indulge in truckloads of lamb, crab, chicken, beef ...
    There are many dive operators in Singapore that will organise the trip from you. I'm not too sure about other reservation methods.
    I've always booked my trip thru' my regular dive instructor

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    Idles At 'Taman Rekriasi'

    by imran8852 Updated Mar 9, 2007

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    You can spend time wandering leisurely around the streets in Mersing town or stroll along the coastline or just idles at the ‘Taman Rekriasi’ to enjoy the nice view of the ocean and mingle with the local if you like…Maybe you can get more information about Mersing or the nearby islands this way.

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    Sightseeing Mersing

    by mizzzthanggg Updated Jun 6, 2005

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    Mersing is where you go to when you want to reach the islands off the states of Kuantan & Johor in Malaysia, e.g. Pulau Tioman, Pulau Besar, Pulau Rawa, Pulau Pulau Pulau...

    Depending on the company you keep and whether you missed your ferry and how long you have to wait for the next one (ha...) you could either have a fantastic time here or a very mediocre experience of this lil local fishing village settlement.

    The main things to do here if you came for the above are listed in the following tips.

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    Take A Shower

    by mizzzthanggg Written Jun 6, 2005

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    U may also want to think of taking a (cold water only) shower (RM1.00) at the public toilets to freshen up. Especially useful if you're going to be on a liveaboard or cruise ship that u don't know the conditions about or a lil wooden hut on some island and want to feel human after a long 6 hour drive from Kuala Lumpur. Also useful on the way back from said boat or island.

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    Park Your Car While You Go Off On An Island Break

    by mizzzthanggg Written Jun 6, 2005

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    Park your car if you've driven from other cities to Mersing across the jetty terminal building.. rates differ but are usually RM5 - RM10 a day. Negotiate for discount like a half day rate or something. They can be quite accomodating. Once however, all the public parking spots were full, even across the field at a school of some kind, so I just parked my car at the council parking lot a little bit further down the road... free, but seemed safe enough. Nowt happened to my car when I came back from a 3 day 2 night trip from Tioman Island... so I was quite pleased with that. You may also want to consider whether it's a public holiday weekend or a working day when you get back to avoid unnecessary parking charges.

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    Wandering Mersing

    by mizzzthanggg Written Jun 6, 2005

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    You can also wander around Mersing town (only a couple of streets, won't take u long and u won't get lost) before your ferry boarding time and run last minute errands before u go on your holiday... use the bank amenities (most local banks represented with international ATM facilities e.g. Maybank, BCB, AmBank etc.), buy really cheap throwaway clothes/shoes or stationery etc, batteries for your gadgets, buy local snacks like banana fritters (goreng pisang lah) from roadside stalls, go to nearby bars for a drink... or have a slap up seafood feast!!! (see restaurant tips) I highly recommend spending a couple hours on the last option... nyummy!!

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    Untouch and Wide Across and Danger too

    by hash09 Written Mar 27, 2006

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    Just look at the wave, its rapid and tidal. This beach is marine area, but when we reach to the area, there is no one around. This beach area has been look after by the marine army for any cases like, illegal immigrant make a land from the boat at the area. This area are very quite, it only surrounded by forest and palm oil plantations, this is not the area for people passing by quite often.

    The journey to the beach area are very adventure, we have to been through the forest, and palm oil plantations. To get there, it takes us for about 15 mins from my aunty house to the beach area by a motorbike. The roads are unusual road, very adventure, lots of puddle and we also have to climb the hills before we can see the beach.

    Once we get there, we just amaze by the beach, the beach area are very clean, no rubbish can be seen, the only thing that make mess around it, is the dry leave from the tree. Good for have jogging around the beach, to relaxing, picnic and it very peaceful. No body is around, it only you and people u know are around it.

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    Mersing Harbour

    by mansionion Updated Dec 25, 2005

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    Visit the scenic Mersing harbour where the jetty is located.

    The jetty will normally comes alive early in the morning and late afternoon - when travellers flock the area en route to the various islands as well as when the local fishermen were in actions, with the many fishing boats docking in to haul their catch for the day.

    The rustic view on the riverbanks where most of the fishermen live amidst the thriving activities at jetty are interesting contrast to witness. The slow pace of village life is very much intact here, fusing well into the recent economic developments and yet retaining a few quiet, tranquil places to stay.

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