Let’s walk to the Southern Most Point of Mainland Asia.
My husband had an idea about going to the
The Southern Most Point of Malaysia.
He asked me to direct us and I happily check on my Google Map App .
Getting there took us an hour and 10 minutes by car from Gelang Patah here in Johor Malaysia.
We drove on a small road that you cannot imagine this place have attracted 32 thousand plus Visitors back in 2006. I assume it should be more by now.
Basically it was not just the southern point of Malaysia. This is the southern most point of Europe and Asia.
Living here in Singapore and Johor, I would say.. I am not that clever enough not to see it.
Living here in Singapore and Johor, I would say.. I am not that clever enough not to see this place. To me is something to know.
Just like in Istanbul Turkey, the Bridge that connect Europe and Asia was something very interesting to me as this is history we can share to our friends a family.
Me and hubby meet a nice young couple from Ukraine in this southern most point of mainland Asia.
WHERE EXACTLY IS THE SOUTHERN MOST POINT OF ASIA?
Tanjung Piai is a cape in Pontian District, Johor, Malaysia. It is the southern most point of Peninsular Malaysia and thus the most southern point of mainland Eurasia. The skyline of Singapore is visible across the Johor Strait from the point.
It features seafood restaurants, perched on wooden jetties that are surrounded by a rugged and rarefied coastline of unspoiled mangrove forests.
Tanjung Piai landmark
0.33 nautical miles south of the point, at the edge of the dries, is a 15-metre light tower which flashes once every 3 seconds and houses a radar transponder beacon which transmits the Morse letter
Tanjung Piai coastal mangrove is an internationally important Ramsar site. Under the Ramsar Convention, the government and relevant stakeholders have an obligation to ensure the mangrove ecosystem and its values are maintained. Erosion at the site needs to be minimized to safeguard the ecological integrity of the mangrove ecosystem. The root causes of the erosion need to be eliminated or reduced.
Tanjung Piai is a nationally important icon, being one of only five Ramsar sites in Malaysia. Tanjung Piai is also an important nature site in Johor, being the 3rd designated park of Johor National Park Corporation. Tanjung Piai has high socio-economic value for fisheries. The site also has high ecotourism potential, attracting 32,360 visitors in 2006. The site is located on the southernmost tip of mainland Asia and is listed as a priority site for national ecotourism.
Tanjung Piai has a good representation of mangroves (22 mangrove tree species). It is also an important habitat for migratory and resident birds. These include the IUCN-listed vulnerable species, such as the Lesser Adjutant Stork. It is part of the Important Bird Area (IBA) of southwest Johor, which extends from Parit Jawa to Tanjung Piai. The southwest Johor mangroves are ecologically important as a natural barrier for protecting the inland villages and agricultural lands from storm events, including tsunamis.
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IS THE PLACE WORTH TO VISIT?
Just like the couple above on the picture with us… they rent a car all the way from Kuala Lumpur to Johor. That is about 3 to 5 hours drive one way, depending on the road condition.
What you see is basically the forest swamp. However, it is good to know that you have been visited. But to spend that much money? I think it is not really necessary.
After our tour, we were looking for a restaurant. As mention on the other site, there are few restaurant but to be honest, there was only 1 local restaurant which is we are the only customer.
They serve us with a super cold tea when I ask for HOT TEA.
The area is not ready to accept foreigners I guess. It is mainly for local as they serve only very local food.
There are a lot of places that is worth of your time…..
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