#TravelogueMalaysia: Pulau Kukup & Tanjung Piai

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ This round, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is gonna sharing about her recent eco tourism trip to Pulau Kukup ๐ŸŒด& Tanjung Piai ๐ŸŒฟย Theย 2๏ธโƒฃ of the Johor National Parksย located at Southern Johor of West Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Pulau Kukup Johor National Park

As shared in earlier blog post๐Ÿ“, Pulau Kukup ๐ŸŒด is just 2๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃkm away from her stay at Aloha Hotel Pontian๐Ÿขย So, after breakfast๐Ÿฝโ˜•๏ธ, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป & her writers gang ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌdeparted with Sitty Travel ๐Ÿš to jetty โš“๏ธ (shown in photo below, yes, it’s through this seafood ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฆ‘restaurant๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด)

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Then, a short boat ๐Ÿšค ride (2๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃmins, RM5๏ธโƒฃ/pax for return trip ๐Ÿšค๐Ÿšค & free ๐Ÿ†“ for kids below 6 years old ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿป๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป) to Pulau Kukup ๐ŸŒด

Arrived & enjoyed a slight sweaty ๐Ÿ˜…morning ๐Ÿ”†๐Ÿ”… 2๏ธโƒฃkm mangroves trail walk ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธhere๐Ÿ˜€

 

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ The highest ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปstilt roots & largest Hibrid Mangrove in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

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In Jan 2003, this mangrove island, an ecological treasure trove was granted with the status of a๐ŸŽ– Wetland of International Importance (Ramsar Convention Site), by the Geneva-based Ramsar Convention Bureau๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

If you are a bird ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ loversโค๏ธ, do visit here for theย seasonalย migratory bird ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ watching ๐Ÿ”ญspectacle

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Pulau Kukup ๐ŸŒด encompases 3๏ธโƒฃ villages i.e. Kukup Laut, Air Masin & Kampung Melayu. It’s essentially a fishing ๐ŸŽฃ village which is famous for seafood๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿ™๐ŸŸ, local produced shrimp ๐Ÿฆ paste (aka belacan in Malaysia’s ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ national language), salted fish๐ŸŸ, dried shrimps๐Ÿฆ, cage cultured fish ๐ŸŸ farms etc.

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Do enjoy a short clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured from her recent trip there๐Ÿ˜‰

There is also another ferry โ›ด jetty โš“๏ธ & immigration checkpoint to Batam Island & Karimun Island of Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ

Let’s plan your visit to this nature reserve mangroves island ya ๐Ÿคฉ

Address๐Ÿ“:ย Lot 139, Mukim Air Masin, 82300 Kukup, Pontian, Johor, West Malaysia

Operating hours๐Ÿ•˜: 9am to 5pm daily (Last entry 4pm)

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Website๐ŸŒ:ย http://www.johornationalparks.gov.my/v3/pulau-kukup/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Pulau-Kukup-Johor-National-Park-291826154254817/

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ Time for lunch ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด1๏ธโƒฃst before the next destination of the dayโ—๏ธ๐Ÿ˜„

Hmm…Whereโ“โ‰๏ธ

It’s atย Johor Riau Restaurant ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿดwhich served Malay seafood ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿ™๐ŸŸcuisine with Johor style๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

 

Wowโ€ผ๏ธMany many seafood ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŸ dishes servedโ€ผ๏ธSiennyLovesDrawing’s ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป happy face ๐Ÿ˜ as a food lover ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค Ha…Ha…

All dishes were so fresh & delicious๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป, highly recommended ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปto dine ๐Ÿฝ here if you are on your way to visit Tanjung Piai๐ŸŒฟ

Whyโ“โ‰๏ธ

It’s just so so near to it, or should say you will definitely passby Johor Riau on your way to Tanjung Piai๐ŸŒฟ

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She learnt that as Johor tradition, almost all Johor restaurants ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿดespecially seafood ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŸrestaurants will definitely served Horseshoe Crab aka Belangkas in Malaysia’s ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ national language

Curious about how it looks likeโ“โ‰๏ธDo stay tune for her next post ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“where she will be sharing her visit to horseshoe crab conservation centre๐Ÿ˜‰

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It’s her 1๏ธโƒฃst time to taste horseshoe crab & she loves ๐Ÿ’— itโ—๏ธJohor Riau served it inย “lemak cili padi๐ŸŒถ” (Malaysia’s ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ national language) cooking style๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

There is no crab meat to enjoy, instead enjoy the delicious crunchy ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค crab roes/ eggs of it๐Ÿ™‚

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Another dish that she loves ๐Ÿ’— from Johor Riau is the seafood otak-otakย (another signature Johor dish) served here๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

It’s so delicious with its unique Johor recipe with dried coconut ๐Ÿฅฅ ๐ŸŒด in it. A mouthful of light coconut ๐Ÿฅฅ fragrant blended well with the fresh seafood ๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŸ ingredientsโ—๏ธTastebud satisfiedโ—๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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How about other seafood ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฆ๐ŸŸ dishes enjoyedโ“โ‰๏ธ

  • Soup Riau ๐Ÿฒ (served with crabs๐Ÿฆ€ )
  • Spicy ๐ŸŒถ sour fish ๐ŸŸ (aka “ikan asam pedas” in Malaysia’s ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พnational language)
  • Spices cooked snails ๐ŸŒ (aka siput sedut berempah)
  • Black pepper clams
  • Malay style salad ๐Ÿฅ— aka ulam
  • Fish ๐ŸŸ served in “Bebotok” style

Do enjoy a short clip ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ captured from her Johor style seafood ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ€๐ŸŸ dining ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿดhere โ˜บ๏ธ

Hmm…Hope you all don’t craving ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿคค for seafood ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ€๐ŸŸ after watching ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ ya

Address๐Ÿ“:ย J48, Tanjung Piai, 82300 Kukup, Johor, Westย Malaysia

Operating hours๐Ÿ•š: 11am to 12am daily, except โ›”๏ธ Monday

FB:ย https://www.facebook.com/Johoriau/

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ After a satisfied ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜‹delicious lunch๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿด, happily travelling ๐Ÿš to…

Tanjung Piai ๐ŸŒฟNational Park

Wowโ€ผ๏ธ This welcome landmark monument made of eco-friendly fibre reinforced concrete with 2๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃm height & ๐Ÿ”Ÿm width. Its stark grey โ—ป๏ธ colour represents the rich mangroves & mudflats of Tanjung Piai๐ŸŒฟ

1๏ธโƒฃst photo ๐Ÿ“ธ captured before another eco walk๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธhere

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Hmm…Why Piaiโ“โ‰๏ธ

It’s named after a local fern ๐ŸŒฟ plant aka Paku Piai ๐ŸŒฟ in Malaysia’s ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พnational language. This plant is capable of living in brackish water conditions i.e. scattered in this park๐Ÿ™‚

Tanjung Piai ๐ŸŒฟ is the southern most point ofย Peninsular Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ &ย the southern most tip of Mainland Asia ๐ŸŒŽtoo with the borders of shorelines of Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ , Indonesia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ & Singapore ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ

Lots of tourists ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ travelling to here, just to capture a photo ๐Ÿ“ธ with this globeย ๐ŸŒ shaped monument & plaque which marked the southernmost point๐Ÿ˜

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Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

Tanjung Piai ๐ŸŒฟ as a coastal mangrove also being granted in Jan 2003 with the status๐ŸŽ–of an internationally important Ramsar Convention site๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

It has high socio-economic value for fisheries ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ especially mudskippers aka ikan belacak in Malaysia’s ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พnational language๐Ÿ˜€

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The national park officers ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผshared about the breeding story of mudskippers๐ŸŸ. Apparently the male ๐Ÿšน๐ŸŸ mudskippers need to build a mud house ๐Ÿ  (refer photo ๐Ÿ“ธ below) to attract the female ๐Ÿšบ๐ŸŸmudskippers. Ha…Ha…Interesting facts learnt๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

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Address๐Ÿ“:ย Tanjung Piai Johor National Park, 82030ย Mukim Serkat, Pontian, Johor, West Malaysia

Website๐ŸŒ:ย http://www.johornationalparks.gov.my/v3/tanjung-piai/

FB:ย https://www.facebook.com/tnjtanjungpiaiofficialpage/

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#Coloursoflives #TravelogueMalaysia is organised by #Borakkitadotcomโ€‹ & supported by #TourismMalaysia

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13 thoughts on “#TravelogueMalaysia: Pulau Kukup & Tanjung Piai

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