Ever dreamed of listening to the lilting sounds of the ocean, and waking up to the splendour of the universe Come to Tanjong Piai, a natural wonderland at the southernmost tip of Asia.
It’s like being transported to a different era, far way from the respite of city-life. Frolic with wide-eyed mudskippers, funny macaques, wild birds and much more!
Located 90km south of Johor Bahru’s city centre, Tanjung Piai’s natural wonders have been gazzetted into a National Park. Visitors can see different habitats here, especially for enthusiasts interested in mangrove dwelling.
Mangroves, important for their resilience, are also one of the maintstays to sustainable growth of the various mangrove wildlife. It also serves to protect land from the fierce onslaught of the wild sea.
Make sure to bring good walking shoes, to enjoy the beautiful mangroves. Platforms are built through the park so visitors can walk around in comfort.
When in Johor, come visit exotic Tanjung Piai National Park.
Entrance fees are RM3 for Malaysians and RM5 for foreign visitors. These entry fees are payable at Tanjung Piai’s visitors’ complex.
How to get there
Tanjung Piai is located about 75km from Johor Bahru. Currently there is no direct bus service to the Tanjung Piai Johor National Park. Taxi service is available from Pontian bus station, in the town centre, to Tanjung Piai’s entry point in Sungai Belukang. Be sure to book your return passage back to town in advance with your cab driver.
From Kuala Lumpur, take the North-South Expressway (NSE) south past Machap, then take the Simpang Rengam exit (Interchange 247) onto the highway headed for Tanjung Piai, via the Benut – Pontian – Kukup highways (Highway 96, Highway 5 and Highway 95). Once near Kukup, follow the signboards leading you to Tanjung Piai.
This park has become a popular camping destination in recent years. But if you are less inclined to rough it, your best choice is to make a day trip. This option affords you a wide range of comfortable accommodation choices in the nearby city of Johor Bahru.