Kukup Island Johor National Park

Location: Johor

Location Info

Address: Pulau Kukup, 82300, Johor, Malaysia

District » Pulau Kukup


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.