Tanjung Piai – Southern most tip in mainland Asia
It’s a dream to come to this place – Tanjung Piai, which is near the well-known Kukup fishing village. I read about this place before and it’s great to finally have visited the southern most point of Asia (though there’s a dispute with Singapore’s Sentosa Island but I thought the latter is a bit too artificial as it was linked by causeways)! This huge rock greeted you when you reach the park! It’s located at 90km south of Johor Bahru’s city centre and Tanjung Piai’s natural wonders have been gazzetted into a National Park.
You need to buy tickets to enter the site and it’s Rm3 for Malaysians and RM5 for foreigners. This place is actually a mangrove and you can see various types of animals’ habitats here like wild birds (great site for birds sighting), mud-skippers (fish that lives on land and sea), monkeys and etc. Below is one of the signboards when you’re in. No worries, there’s a walking pathway thus you don’t have to walk through the jungle but do wear comfortable shoes and proper clothing.
Here’s a signboard congratulating you that you are stepping on the southern most tip of Asia. 🙂 Do remember to take pictures of yourself with the signboard here!!
Trails of mud-skippers …. I had a hard time finding them and then suddenly, I saw a lot of them. Their eyes are really big!! They usually lived in mangrove swamps, which is their habitats.
I love this direction post, it tells the distance of each city from here.
There’s a long bridge to reach far out to the sea (as below). The below is taken at the end of the bridge. Notice the vast mangroves behind.
Over at the cape, you will be surprise to find that your mobile phone keeps roaming to Singapore’s mobile and later, to indonesia’s operators. In fact, this place is very near to the islands of Indonesia and Singapore. Below is a picture of nearby Singapore’s Jurong Island.
And, here’s one of the isles of Indonesia.
This is perhaps a great place to view sunsets.
One of my treasured pics…. the sun setting on the edge of mainland Asia.
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