Tucked in Pontian district in Johor, Tanjung Piai is the Southern Most Tip of Mainland Asia. Located 75 kilometres from Johor Bahru city centre, it is about an hour and a half away by car. This place has been gazetted into a National Park due to its diversity in flora and fauna. Comrpises of 526 hecter mangrove areas and 400 mudflats hectare (soft ground and muddy), it is where almost 20 real mangrove species of plants, and 9 related mangrove species reside. This mangrove area is very important in a balance ecosysrem as it serves to protect the land from the fierce onslaught of the wild sea. Manageed by Johor National Park Corportion, the admission fee is RM5 for Malaysian and RM10 for foreign visitor. The area accessible to the public is fairly small and visitors are required to stick to the wooden boardwalks and not try to walk in the swampy mudflats despite its massive total area. The soothing calm of the waves and the endless greenery is an ideal spot for nature enthusiasts. Spending a day at the park is certainly a refreshing experience. Visitors get to embrace the nature while doing various fun activities such as camping, fishing, trekking the obstructive route, bird and fireflies watching and many more. To get here by car from Kuala Lumpur, you take the North-South Expressway (NSE) to south and 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 that lead to Tanjung Piai. Alternatively, take a taxi from Pontian bus station in the town centre to Tanjung Piai's entry point in Sungai Belukang. Be sure to book your return ride back to the town in advance with the cab driver.
Located at Kulai, Johor Premium Outlet is deemed as paradise for the shopaholics, because there are 130 branded shops stretching at 16258 meters’ square feet area. Also known as JPO among the locals, this outlet is the first proper factory outlet was built in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, and officially opened in 2011. There are variety of high end international as well as local brands outlet available here such as Nike, Carlo Rino, Adidas, Cotton On, Ralph Lauren and many more. The good news is, most of the goods sold here are at great discounts!
Known as the busiest one-way road where plenty of hawker stalls and restaurants locate, Jalan Wong Ah Fook is where the good food is. Some of the restaurants that most people rave about are Kam Long fish head curry, Nyonya Leaf and Dontaku. You can start your food hunting adventure with merely 10 minutes walk from City Square Mall and you can try different delectable local and international dishes at reasonable prices.
Located at Tuas West Drive, this hotel aims to provide ultimate comfort for their guests. Equipped with outstanding amenities, services, and facilities, each room features excellent provisions including free WIFI, private parking lot and stunning swimming pool in order to deliver warm and cozy service during the stay. From this hotel, one can easily reach and explore the state capital’s most interesting attractions such as Tanjung Piai National Park, Raffles Golf Club and Fairprice Hub.
Located right in Pontiang District, which is only a few kilometers away from Tanjung Piai National Park, Legoland and Johor Premium Outlet, Sunflower Express Hotel is considered one of the hotel with the best qualities that wants nothing but only the best for their guests. A perfect pick for those on tight budget, this hotel is built to deliver different needs of their guests with all rooms are well- equipped to give the ultimate experience at easy prices. This hotel is definitely an ideal place if you are anywhere near Pontian.