Sunday, March 11, 2012

A Trip to Kukup Fishing Village

We went to Kukup Fishing Village a few weekends ago. Kukup is a small fishing village in district of Pontian, Johor, which is quite popular with Singaporeans. It's filled with seafood restaurants which are built on stilts over water. Besides seafood restaurants, there is an international ferry terminal with ferries scheduled for Tanjung Balai Indonesia. If you search for Kukup Fishing Village in Google, you will also find listings of tours packages which offer 2D1N stay.

We found the driving direction in OneMotoring's forum:
- From Tuas checkpoint, continue on LebuhRayah highway and take exit to Gelang Patah.
- Once in the exit, follow a slip road to your left. Drive until you reach a T-Junction (a left and right turn) and turn right.
- After you have turned right at the junction, it is quite a distance before you reach another T Junction (a left and right turn). Turn left and after about 45 minutes - at about 80Kmh, you will reach the a Cross junction. Going Straight would be Pontian Kechil, Turn right would bring you to JB. So you turn left to KuKup.
- Before you reach Pontian Kechil, you would pass by a town called Pekan Nenas (Pineapple Town) just follow the main road until you reach the Cross-Junction.
- Up until this stage, you can look out for signs pointing to Kukup or Kukup Golf Resort.
- Once you have turned left, just drive for about another 30 minutes at 80kmph. you should then reach an archway that says - Welcome to Kukup.
There are clear and easy to follow signs so it is pretty easy to get to Kukup.

Below are some pictures that we took of the area:

We had a small lunch at one of the restaurants (too bad I can't remember the restaurant's full name), it had blue frame and is the first restaurant if you look to the left when you exit from the ferry terminal. We ordered lobsters, steamed prawns and vegetable. The lobsters are actually balmain bugs (that's what they're called in Oz). The food is quite nice, but there was a little bit too much MSGs on the lobsters. Though it was priced OK, I didn't think that it was that cheap. Overall, it's still a good place to go for tourists and expats, so I would recommend checking it out for the experience. You can also take a boat ride to check out the area which we did not have the time to do unfortunately. I was happy to have checked out a Johor's popular destination and it was a pleasant relaxing trip.

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  1. I was at Kukup on 4 April. Not been there since the early 80s. Of course, the place is totally tranformed ;D More commercialised but still very charming. Am organising a group seafood outing there ;D

    1. It's a nice gateaway from your usual daily routines. You have a great blog, i'm going to follow your culinary tips :)

      Have a great Sunday,

    2. Thanks Erika. I am following you blog for its valuable tips on living well in Johor ;D