Exploring the Southern Most Tip of Mainland Asian Continent
Located 90 km south of Johor Bahru's city centre, Tanjung Piai's natural wonders have been gazetted into a National Park. Its beautiful mangroves, important for their resilience, are one of the mainstays to sustainable growth of the various mangrove wildlife. They also serve to protect the land from the fierce onslaught of the wild sea.
The gazetted coastal mangrove area, managed by Johor National Park Corporation, spans up to 8 kilometres of shoreline, making it the longest in Southeast Asia. The only entrance to the park is through Desa Sri Piai, which requires visitors to drive, allowing them to arrive closer to the National Park Visitors Complex, which is actually the southernmost tip of mainland Asia.
Visitors are recommended to wear loose clothing, comfortable shoes and hats since the weather may be unforgivably hot during the day. Binoculars may also be wise as there is plenty of wildlife to see.
The park provides a great opportunity to observe the wealth of flora and fauna that are available in coastal mangroves. Lucky visitors will be able to observe the elusive dusky leaf monkeys, apart from the ubiquitous long-tailed macaques. The blue-spotted mudskippers abound, skipping freely for everyone to see. Visitors will also get acquainted with the indigenous plant, Paku Piai Raya, (Acrostichum aureum) which lends its name to Tanjung Piai itself.
The wooden boardwalk constructed by Johor National Park Corporation leads visitors to the observation towers, gazebos and fishing platforms. One of the jetties stretches far out to the sea, providing fantastic views during sunset. On a clear day, from that jetty, visitors could even see Pulau Pisang, an island belonging to Indonesia, reminding us of how close we actually are to our neighbours, which Malaysians so conveniently forget. To sum it all, the park is a great escapade.

Getting Here

By Bus or Taxi
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 the 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.

By Car
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 to Tanjung Piai.

Who To Contact

Tourism Malaysia Johor

Address:
L3-26 Aras 3, Bangunan JOTIC, 2 Jalan Ayer Molek, Johor Bahru 80000, Johor, Malaysia

Phone: +607-222 3590/3591
Fax: +607-223 5502
Email: mtpbjhb@tourism.gov.my

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