A huge rock welcomes visitors to Tanjung Piai, Johor, Malaysia, the southernmost point of mainland Asia. Entrance fees cost RM 5 for Malaysians and RM10.00 for foreigners and parking costs RM3.00 per car. The opening hours are 9 am – 5 pm from Tuesdays to Sundays. The perfect trip includes visiting the Tanjung Piai National Park plus a stay at the Kukup fishing village.
The park is made of mostly mangroves and mudflats and it is well-maintained with a network of wooden boardwalks allowing visitors to observe the mangrove habitats including crabs and mudskippers. There are also viewing platforms, observation towers and resting shelters and huts.
A short trail will take you to the Southernmost point of mainland Asia. The boardwalk leads to the sea and opens up to a floating platform where you will be able to see Singapore and Indonesian island. You can also get a certificate to show you have reached the Southernmost tip of mainland Asia for RM5.00.
There is also a fishing jetty and other off beaten track trails which will take you deeper into the national park for the adventurous nature lovers.
Should you prefer to stay within the vicinity, the Tanjung Piai Resort which is relatively untouched is just a short drive away.
We rank Tanjung Piai, Johor 1 star out of 5 regarding ease to reach the viewing point, as the park is flat and well maintained. It is suitable for beginners and all-level hikers.