Mangrove Island - Kukup Island

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Kukup Island is the largest uninhabited mangrove island in the world. This 647ha island is not inhabited, up until today, except for an extraordinary array of wet-land-associated plant and animal life. There are at least 67 bird species and 27 mangrove species.
Nature lovers will be pleased to know that the island, with 80ha of mudflats and dense foliage attracts all kinds of animals including birds, mudskippers, crab and wild boar.
Among the eco-tour activities organised at the island are observing mangrove plants and wildlife on the boardwalk, bird watching and experincing breathtaking views from the observation tower and suspension bridge.
Besides that, there are also boat cruises and kelong stay in the area. Visitors can look forward to feeling the brush of salty air against theri faces in the kelong cruise on board an old fishing bridge. The cruise will bring visitors to a short tour on a kelong, which at the same time offers a panaromic view of the entire Kukup fishing village.
Kukup lies southwest of the peninsular and is about 20km from Pontian town. From Kuala Lumpur to Kukup, exit the North-South expressway at the simpang renggam toll. Then, take the left turn and head for Pontian/Benut. Thereafter, follow the signboards to Kukup. If from Johor Bahru, take the Jalan Skudai Highway and head for Pontian / Pontian Kechil. There after follow the signage for Kukup. Contact +607-6969355 or email pulaukukup@johorpark.com.
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