Tanjung Piai is just another seafront cape like any shoreline where land meets the sea. Geographically it is more than a cape. It is actually the southernmost tip of continental Asia and Eurasia. Being that significant landmark it has been gazetted as a National Park so that it can be preserved for future generations. Besides Tanjung Piai, Pontian district has another National Park at Kukup.
It comprise of an area about 526 hectares of coastal mangrove typically of the Rhizopora Apiculata-Bruguiera cylindrica or locally known as Bakau Minyak- Bakau putih. Some 20 true mangrove and 9 species of mangrove associated species are found here.
Walking along the walkway made of elevated wooden platform among the mangrove trees, visitors might be able to see different habitats including wide-eyed mudskipper, funny macaque wild birds and other mangrove habitats.
On a bright day visitors can watch the beautiful sunset over the Straits of Malacca.
Walking around, visitors are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes. Women wearing stilettos and heels might encounter some injury of the sharp heels slips between the planks. .
The national Park is about 75 km away from Johor Bahru at a lattitude 01.16° North and longitude 103.30.46° East.
Entrance fee is RM 3.00 for Malaysians and RM 5.00 for foreign visitors and payable at the park visitor complex at the entrance.
Visitors must observe the following rules and ethics while inside the Tanjung Piai Park
Visitors who want to spend more time at Tanjung Piai can stay at Tanjung Piai Resort not far from the mangrove reserves. Tanjung Piai Resort is built on stilts, a reminiscent of old fishing village. Staying at the resort you can enjoy the sea breeze and breathtaking view of the sea frieghters and Singapore skyline in the distant.
Besides Tanjung Piai Resort there are homestays as an alternative.
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