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About

Kukup is located at the southernmost part of Johore, Malaysia. It is 1 kilometer offshore of the state of Johore and entirely covered by mangroves and mudflats. Kukup has been declared as a RAMSAR Site on 31 January 2003 in order to promote the preservation of the mangrove habitat. Previously, the name is spelled as Kukub. However, it is respelled as ‘Kukup’ on the ground that the name shall be a Malay origin. Kukup in the yester years is rapidly developed when the Sultan of Johore had granted approval for the southwest coast of Johore development to Tuan Syed Mohamed Alsagoff.

How to Get There

By Plane

There are flights to Senai International Airport provided by Malaysia Airlines, Firefly, Malindo Air and Air Asia. From the airport, guests may hail up a taxi to reach Kukup.

By Car

People driving from Kuala Lumpur may drive through the Projek Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan (PLUS) Expressway exiting either at Jalan Skudai or Jalan Tebrau exit before continuing the journey to Kukup.

By Bus

The express bus terminal is the Larkin Bus Terminal in Johor Bahru. Among the available express bus services are Fivestar that carry passengers from Singapore, KKKL and S&S International that carry passengers from Kuala Lumpur. From the bus terminal, guests may hail up a taxi to reach Kukup.

Tourist Attractions

Kampung Air Masin Fishing Village

This neighbourhood has its uniqueness on having the village sits on the water with modern outlook. It is also famous for its open-air seafood restaurants built on stilts. Another major highlight is the Kukup International Ferry Terminal (TFAK) that provides ferry services connecting Kukup to and from Tanjung Balai, Karimun, Indonesia. The journey across only takes around 30 to 40 minutes.

Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque

This state mosque of Johor is located along Jalan Skudai and situated on a hill, with a bird eye’s view of the Straits of Johore. It was completed in the year 1900. The architecture is quite unique with a mix of two distinguishable styles which are Victorian and Moorish with a little influence of Malay style. Even though the main purpose of this mosque is to cater Muslim praying rituals, non-Muslims are allowed to enter this mosque for visiting purpose. However, as a sign of respect, decent and modest clothing must be worn. Besides that, visitors must remove their shoes before entering the mosque.

Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple

The temple is situated next to the railway station tracks in between Jalan Tun Abdul Razak and Jalan Mohd Taib, located along Jalan Tebrau. The building looks extremely stunning especially when it shines under the sunlight because it is wholly decorated with impressive glass artwork in both exterior and interior. The temple also houses several gold statues of various Hindu Gods displayed side to side. The entrance fee is RM 10 for a foreigner and free entry for Malaysian. Tourist‘s visiting hours is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily while the prayers time is from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Legoland Malaysia

The Legoland Malaysia is the first Legoland opened in Asia featuring nearly 40 interactive rides and attractions to be enjoyed by the entire family and people, whether they are Lego fans or not. Legoland certainly brings out the hero of the Lego-themed with its international iconic brand.

Tanjung Piai National Park

Tanjung Piai is one of the largest mangrove habitats in the world housing around 20 different species of mangrove plants. There are platforms built within the park that allows visitors to have a closer look at the mangrove habitats and observe wild animals such as monkeys, mangrove crabs and many species of rare birds.

Hotels

Legoland Malaysia Hotel

This hotel offers an ultimate, interactive Lego-themed accommodation starting from the welcoming at the entrance right up to fulfilling its guests’ expectations of entertainment activities, dining experiences, fancy Lego decorated rooms with facilities and many more. The hotel inspires imagination and gives an everlasting memories.

Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour

This hotel features contemporary decorated guestrooms with the scenic harbour views. The hotel offers great comfort topped up with full-fledged services and facilities such as the saunas, fitness centre and swimming pool. Guests enjoy a pleasant stay and the feel of relaxation within a city environment.

Somerset Puteri Harbour Iskandar Puteri

This hotel provides spacious studios to three bedroom unit apartments that come fully furnished with modern amenities. Guests are also given the access to facilities including the use of gymnasium, swimming pool and residents’ lounge within the property. These advantages allows for a perfect family getaway, free decision to live, work and play.

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