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“Interesting landmark being in a sorry state :(”

Tanjung Piai National Park
Kuantan, Malaysia
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50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Interesting landmark being in a sorry state :(”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

Being a Malaysian and just being made aware of the existence in this country of such a landmark for the whole of mainland Asian continent , I really had the urge to personally visit there and set foot on this particular spot being the southernmost tip of the said continent !

And so the journey started, on one late afternoon after the rain somewhat cleared up, we departed from Johor Bahru around 5pm and managed to reach Tg Piai about 6.15pm

Was meant to be just a short visit and I really wanted to take a snapshot at the famous signboard or the usually spotted 'globe' signifying the all-important spot (the southernmost tip)

Weather was very cooling as it was just after a significant downpour and walking along the boardwalk under the shady trees is just simply fresh and relaxing.

Cant help but noticing garbage being irresponsibly discarded here and there (or could it be the work of wild monkeys there ?)

When finally reached the spot proclaiming itself as the southernmost tip... quite shocked to find the decorative huge globe has been displaced from its supposed platform and has rolled off to a corner and the place which is supposed to be a tourist attraction looks like an abandoned place... Hopefully this has just happened and repair works will be undertaken promptly

All in all, the trip was all done within 45 mins... but for those who have more time, they could venture into other trails leading to other areas in the 'national park' which includes a fishing jetty etc

Visited November 2012
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Kuching, Malaysia
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“A worthwhile trip to a RAMSAR site.”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

This was my second trip to the site and will visit again when possible. Being the southernmost tip of mainland Asia, the site is unique as it offers beautiful sights.... getting close and perseonal with the mangrove plants, monkeys, snails, horseshoe crabs, mudskippers, birds and the flora and fauna if we are observant enough. From the platforms and plank walks, one can see the distant island and part of Singapore as well as several ships berthing in the Malacca Straits. Entrance fee is reasonable. More garbage tins should be made available in the park and plastic bottles strewn or washed ashore should be collected regularly. This park has high potential as a tourist attraction in the area and more could be done by the park authorities to improve the facilities available for visitors.

Visited August 2012
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Singapore
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“Tanjung Piai”
Reviewed July 2, 2012

Located at the southern tip, great place to relax and see the nature.

Visited June 2012
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“Southernmost Tip of Mainland Asia~”
Reviewed June 16, 2012

Look for sign going to National Park (Taman Negara), or else you will end up at the Tanjung Piai resort.

Once you reach the end of the board walk, you will see the meeting point of Johor & Melaka Straits, where lots of cargo ships park or sailing by there. Further behind, you would get a glimpse of Singapore if the weather is fine.

It's a mangrove conservation site, and there are some information about different species of fauna and mangroves in the visitor centre for education purpose. You could see mini crabs, interest spiral shells and iguana at the park.

Be careful of your belongings as monkeys are almost everywhere.

You could also do fishing at the jetty.

The things I dislike about this place are 1) there are lots of rubbish, mostly consist of empty water bottles. I suspect it was the seawater from the Melaka & Johor Straits that flushed up the rubbish. Cleaning is highly required.

2) In the toilet, water basin tap was broken and was out of water when I was there, even though the toilet has water supply for flushing. Maintenance is required.

Visited June 2012
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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“nature”
Reviewed April 12, 2012

Transport: The southest point of Asia Mainland. From Johor Bahru ,90km, take public transport to Pekan Nenas or Pontian, than transit to this Park.Easier acess by driving. From Kuala Lumpur, go to south, using PLUS Highway, exit at Simpang Rengam at Johor, than take the direction to Pontian, or can exie at Sedenak, than turn left to Ayer Baloi, than go straight , you will find big signboard to bring you there.
It is biggest mangrove jungle at country itself, visitors can see different habitats here, especially for enthusiasts interested in mangrove dwelling. Mangroves, important for their resilience, are also one of the maintstays to sustainable growth of the various mangrove wildlife. It also serves to protect land from the fierce onslaught of the wild sea. Platforms are built through the park so visitors can walk around in comfort.
Walk to the end of jetty, can see clearly Indonesia Karimon Island, and also Singapore area. Sitting at the jetty, strong wind blowing, was really relax after a walk at platform.There are landmark which is a big globe near other side, do not miss it.
Suitable for family and teenager, especially those who like nature and green.

tips: Be careful of monkey inthe park, it will chase you if you bring foods--must folloe the park staffs advise and instructions.

Visited May 2011
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