Tanjung Piai

Location: Johor

Location Info

Address: Mukim Serkat, Pontian, Johor

District » Pontian


Tanjung Piai located at the southernmost part of the Peninsular Malaysia and thus, it is the most southern section in the Asia mainland. It is located in Mukim Serkat, around 90km from the city of Johor Bahru. The nearest town to Tanjung Piai is Pekan Kukup.


Tanjung Piai is one of the largest mangrove habitats in the whole wide world. Tanjung Piai is the home for around 20 different species of mangrove plants. There are also some wild animal there such as monkeys, mangrove crabs and various species of birds. Tanjung Piai has a national park namely the Tanjung Piai Johor National Park which allows visitors to observe the habitats of mangrove plants. The entrance fee for the national park is as much as RM3 for Malaysian adults and RM5 for foreign visitors. There are platforms built in the park so that visitors can walk and observe the habitat of mangrove and unique fauna in comfort.

There are other activities that could be done when you are in the national park such as bird watching and camping. If you are not a fan of adventure, you can make it as a day trip as there are affordable and comfy Johor hotels out of the park. Be sure to get to Kukup Island Johor. It is an island which is entirely covered by mangroves and only mangroves. There is a boat ride to get yourself to the amazing island.


The best way to get to Tanjung Piai is by taxi as there is no bus service currently. One can hop on to the taxi form Pontian bus station. You are on the right track when you come to Sungai Belakang which acts as the entry poing to Tanjung Piai.