1. Walk in Pulau Kukup National Park

As one of the largest mangrove forests in the world, visiting Kukap will be a special experience.

When you want to know what to do in Kukup, you must come to this park!

Here you can see the beautiful green landscape of the mangroves that cover Kukap Island.


A five-storey observation deck gives you a panoramic view of the mangrove trees in the area

800 meters of boardwalk

Tip: Prepare for an hour or two of walking in the mangroves each day, this is definitely where you want to spend more time.


Opening Hours:

Monday to Saturday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday: 9:00am – 1:30pm

  1. Fishing at Kukup Fishing Village

They offer a variety of seafood restaurants, water activities, and even build houses on stilts on their waters. Just looking around the island is a good enough time in itself. If you want to know where to go fishing, go to Century Fishing Village!


Location: 74 Kukup Laut, 82300 Kukup, Johor


  1. Enjoy a seafood meal at New Kukup Restaurant

Known as one of Kukup’s oldest floating seafood restaurants, dining at the new Kukup Restaurant offers beautiful views of Kukup National Park and the sea.

The restaurant is known even among locals for providing a comfortable environment, which is an air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned area.

They really bring out the best in freshly caught fish, shellfish and other Marine life without causing too much trouble for the animals in the water.


Provides the perfect balance for unique dishes

Must try: Baby sotong, Salted egg crabs


  1. Shop Fresh Seafood From Pontian Fish Market

The Pontian Fish Market is a good place for you to get fresh seafood.

These stalls serve a small or large number of fishmongers or restaurants.

While the most popular is fish, you can also find various types of moray eels, groupers, stingrays, snapper, cuttlefish, prawns, and more!


  • Find unusual fish species
  • Bid on the best fish among the other customers


Location: 12/13, Taman Suraya Indah, Jalan Kukup, 82000 Pontian, Johor, Malaysia

Opening Hours:

Daily: 6:00am – 4:00pm

Closed on: Monday


  1. Light the Kong Ming Lantern

At Kukup, you can spend the night playing Kongmin Lanterns. These sky lanterns are of great significance in history because they were used in ancient wars. These lanterns are used during carnivals and festivals as a symbol to let your worries float away.

You can watch a parade of lanterns slowly fill the sky, or you can buy your own lanterns for a cheap price!


  1. Enjoy a special experience in Kukup’s Kelong

Kukup also offers a special experience with their floating fish farm, also known as kelong. It would be interesting to understand how fish grow from small hatchlings with different growth rates. In kelong, you can also see small sharks and a variety of unusual fish. Some kelong also sell a variety of fish products, such as salted fish


  1. Walk Among Mangroves At Tanjung Piai

If you need to get away from the city, a walk in this peaceful park can be a relief from all the stress. You can walk along many boardwalks while observing various animals such as monkeys, seagulls and more!


  • Interesting flora and fauna such as Pong Pong plant can be seen in Tanjung Piai
  • Numerous platforms and viewing towers provide excellent views of the park

Location: Taman Negara Johor Tanjung Piai Mukim, 82030 Kukup, Johor
Opening Hours: Daily: 8:00am to 5:00pm

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