Fishermen living in the east coast used several ancient techniques to catch fish; some used to look at the moon or looked at the skyline for weather changes.
The museum is located north of Desaru, and was developed by the South Johor Development Authority (KEJORA). This is part of a development project in the local fishermen’s village at Tanjung Balau.
Many artefacts are on exhibit, including fishing nets, tackles with authentic replicas of the tools used. There are also gaily decorated traditional boats, rafts and vessels used by local fishermen.
Learn more of the local superstitions and other fascinating stories of fishing and its techniques at this quaint museum.
Visit this Fishermen Museum if you want to know more about local ancient fishing techniques.
How to get there
From the North South Expressway (NSE), take the Kulai exit (Interchange 252) onto the trunk road heading towards Kota Tinggi (Highway 94 and 3). Tanjung Balau is about half an hour’s drive from Kota Tinggi town centre.
Buses leave frequently from Johor Bahru’s Larkin Bus Terminal (on Jalan Garuda) to Kota Tinggi’s bus terminal on Jalan Niaga Utama.