Kampung Sungai Melayu

Johor

 

Situated in Gelang Patah, Kampung Sungai Melayu is a small Malay village primarily occupied by fisherfolk. The village sits at the southernmost point of Johor state, close to the Singapore border. According to history, this village is about 100 years old and was once used as a vantage point for the Japanese Imperial Army to attack Singapore during the war.

Kampung Sungai Melayu is nestled amidst a mangrove forest, which makes it a paradise for bird life and other mangrove inhabitants. Birdwatching enthusiasts will be happy to spot a variety of species such as eagles, herons, egrets, swallows and kingfishers. 

Kampung Sungai Melayu wins hands down when it comes to fresh seafood such as fish, crabs, prawns, clams, etc. The villagers also process a variety of seafood items such as dried fish, belacan (a shrimp paste) and many more. It is definitely the place to plan and indulge in a splendid, mouth-watering menu!

What to do 

  • Go birdwatching at the mangroves 
  • Spend a night at a local home through the Homestay programme 
  • Enjoy a river cruise 
  • Join in the locals as they collect crabs 
  • Visit a traditional Johor-style Malay house
  • Watch traditional games and craft-making 
  • Have a feast with authentic home-cooked fare 

Nearby attractions 

  • Masjid Jamek Kampung Sungai Danga

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