"Sungai Peradin in Pontian, Johor is a well kept secret where visitors can go birdwatching and
explore the beautiful mangrove forest. Once upon a time, there was a German community living here
whose remnants can still be seen today."
Many visitors are unaware of Sungai Peradin, flanked by mangrove forests close to Pontian, Johor.
The village here, called Kampung Belokok, which lies about 5km off the main road, is a hidden
treasure with a colourful past.
It is said that in the Sungai Peradin area there was once a German community that worked the land
and traded their agricultural produce using the river. Remnants of building columns, rail tracks
and concrete slabs resembling a jetty are some of the evidences to support the existence of that
community. The nearby Kampung Jerman (German Village) further supports the contention.
Today, Kampung Belokok itself is a destination famous for its fresh seafood and mangrove swamp
and river cruises. Visitors come from far and near to enjoy the beauty of the mangrove forest and
its inhabitants, particularly herds of monkeys numbering, which is said to number over 400, and
that can be quite amuseming. Watch them as they moved in unison to cross the river or dive from
Visitors can also visit two old charcoal kilns here, to learn how charcoal is made using the
mangrove tree as a resource for wood. 'Attap' (thatched roof)-making is another rare traditional
craft that should not be missed.
How to Reach there:
From Kuala Lumpur, take the North South Highway (NSE) and take the Simpang Renggam exit
(Interchange 247) via Benut to Pontian (trunk road 96 and 5). Sungai Peradin is located 5km away
from the Jalan Pontian-Kukup junction (trunk road 95), and 10km from Pontian
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