Kukup Island Johor National Park
|| Pulau Kukup, 82300, Johor, Malaysia
Kukup Island is located at the southernmost part of Johor, Malaysia. It is 1km off shore of the state
Johor. It is entirely covered by mangroves and mudflats.
In order to promote preservation of this unique mangrove habitat, Pulau Kukup is declared as a
RAMSAR site on 31 January 2003. In year 1997, it is protected as a national park under the Johor
State Park Corporation Enactment 1989. Kukup Island or Pulau Kukup is one of the biggest inhabited
mangrove sites in the world. There are various species of wildlife there in the national park. They
are monkeys, wild boar, mudskipper and much more.
Do visit Tanjung Piai, another mangrove habitat in Johor, not far away from Kukup Island. Famous
Johor hotels such as the Grand Blue Waves Hotel Johor Bahru provide luxurious stay and services for
visitors. It is situated in the heart of Johor Bahru, thus, it is not far away from the City Square
Johor Bahru. City Square Johor Bahru is a shopping centre and office building that was opened in the
year of 1995. It is the tallest building in Johor Bahru and attracts tourists especially Singaporeans.
Head to Pontian before you can get yourself to Kukup Island. From there, you can take the cab to
Kukup town. If you prefer to rent a car and explore yourself, take the Jalan Skudai Highway from
Johor Bahru to Pontian, then go to Kukup following the signage available. From Kukup town, tourists
can reach Kukup Island by boat from Kukup Jetty.