Imagine a relaxed surrounding where you get to stroll down wooden
planks, rent a fishing rod, cast your line and enjoy the sounds of sea waves coming in. The bustling part of everyday life
in the city is put on hold for just this moment, where life is simple and the day is as long as it takes for the sun to set.
A time for family and friends to laugh and enjoy each other's company...ah bliss....Now, where is this hidden little gem of
A little about Kukup ..
Kukup is situated south of Pontian,
a small town at the southwest corner of Johor, Malaysia. A fishing village with
houses built on stilts over the sea, Kukup village is famous for its seafood restaurants, with daily fresh seafares hauled
directly from the ocean to your table. It's surrounded by one of the world's largest mangrove swamp island, Kukup Island,
along which numerous fish-farms bob up and down on the surface of the Kukup Sea.
Hard working chinese fishermen made their living here since a century
ago, but nowadays their homes have been converted into holiday chalets for the sole purpose of promoting tourism to this part
of Johor. On most weekends, the village is packed with tourist, especially from the neighbouring country, Singapore.
Handicraft and delicacies such as keropok, belacan and cencaluk
are available at Kukup. There are day trip excursions to Kukup island to visit the mangrove swamp. There is also a golf course,
Kukup Golf Resort which provides 2 x 18 holes courses spread over 312 acres.
Getting there ...
Kukup lies near the south-western tip of the peninsula,
about 20km from Pontian town. From the North South Expressway (NSE), take the Skudai exit (Interchange 254) through Pontian
Kechil (Highway 5 and 95) towards Kukup. The journey from Johor Bahru takes about 62km. A taxi from JB would cost RM60.
From singapore : Take the Second Link and exit at the Gelang Patah
turnoff. Follow the signs towards Pontian. At Pontian town, head towards Kukup. The village is situated approximately 80 km
from the Tuas checkpoint and the journey takes approximately one hour. Other useful details You'll need to pay 2 toll charges,
one at the S'pore end (S$3.20) and the other at the M'sia end (RM$6.60) per trip.
Where to stay...
~Kukup Breeze Resort~
Cha (Communicates in mandarin/
hokkien/ bahasa malaysia)
~07 -6960864 / 6960162
~All transactions in MYR cash
~Lunch and dinner included, with the choice of
BBQ / dining at one of the best local seafood
restaurants in kukup.
~Basic but comfortable furnishings, each room is air
conditioned, and we provide entertainment for the
evenings ie. Carrom boards, mahjong sets, and a
~We can arrange for Day trips to see fishing
farms,visits to mangrove swamps,fishing right at
your doorstep when the tide comes in, etc.
~Call now to book
a room with us.