"Kukup, near the south-western tip of the peninsula, 20km from Pontian, is a well-known fishing
village with most of its houses built on stilts. It is famous for its fish farms and several
restaurants, which serve the freshest seafood dishes."
Kukup, is a well-known fishing village with most of its houses built on stilts. Since the middle
of the 19th century, Kukup has been populated by farmers and fishermen, particularly of Bugis
descent. It is famous for its fish farms and several restaurants, which serve the freshest
seafood dishes, cooked in various delicious and tantalising styles. You must try the signature
chilli crab dish.
Several restaurants serving seafood dishes are located along the small street, close to the jetty
so you can enjoy a good seafood meal with a great view of the sea. Handicraft and delicacies such
as keropok, belacan and cencaluk are available here. Those who love local dishes will definitely
find this place a gastronmical delight.
After a satisfying meal you can hop on any of the boats for hire, and visit the aquaculture farms
or kelong where crabs and a variety of fishes are commercially bred. Within sight of the Kukup
jetty lies Kukup island, an interesting spot for a quick spin around the island on boat. Those
wishing to stay overnight and explore Kukup can stay at the nearby chalet facility.
How to Reach there:
Kukup lies near the south-western tip of the peninsula, about 20km from Pontian town. From the
North South Expressway (NSE), take the Skudai exit (Interchange 254) through Pontian Kechil
(Highway 5 and 95) towards Kukup. The journey from Johor Bahru takes is about 62km.
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