Eco Camps & Resorts

Mangrove Eco Camp

Mangrove Eco Camp (Tanjong Piai, Johor)

Tanjung Piai is situated in the district of Serkat (scenic, rustic coconut groves and traditional Malay villages) near Kukup, Johor. This newly opened National Park consists of about 4,500 hactares of mature and regenerating mangrove.

This is an important step by the Johor Government to preserve this unique ecosystem in Johor. The Johor National Park Corporation has been appointed to set up and run the Park, HQ and other facilities. The Park features a one kilometre boardwalk with bird hides amidst the mangroves. The mangrove consists of mixed mature and young trees mostly Avicennia. Canals and coconut groves act as buffers to minimise further erosion from the strong sea current.

Tg Piai is the southern most tip of the Asian continent geographically. Tg Piai Eco Camp is located within the national park. Camping is done on raised platforms in the mangroves. Fireflies watching is an interesting programme around the campsite at night. There are also private chalets built over the water of the Straits of Johor. A local restaurant and seminar room is available at the chalet site, making it an ideal venue for corporate retreats and functions.

The birds commonly seen and heard are Lesser Adjutant, Mangrove Pitta, countryside birds, waders, raptors etc on the mudflat at the park. Brahminy Kite, White-bellied Fish-eagle as well as Changeable Hawk-eagle are also seen nesting at the park. If time permits, a visit to the Bugis early settlers musuem will be arranged.

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