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Tanjung Piai National Park, Tanjung Piai, 82300 Kukup, Johor, Malaysia – part 2 of 4

By on May 9, 2015 in Malaysia

One thing that visiting Tanjung Piai National Park proves is just how much rubbish there is in the seas as the mangrove swamp acts to catch a lot of it.

Sea debris (pollution) at Tanjung Piai National Park

Sea debris (pollution) at Tanjung Piai National Park

The parks also have a problem with erosion of the coast. To protect the swamp giant sandbags had been placed at the shoreline. Unfortunately, this hadn’t worked and may have in fact done more damage than good as the sand has leaked out, contaminating the swamp.

Coastal protection at Tanjung Piai National Park

Coastal protection at Tanjung Piai National Park

More coastal protection.

Coastal protection at Tanjung Piai National Park

Coastal protection at Tanjung Piai National Park

Some new walkways have been put in and seem to be of better construction than the old all-wood walkways. Hopefully, these will last a bit longer.

New walkway at Tanjung Piai National Park

New walkway at Tanjung Piai National Park – at least they are building them out of metal now so they should last a bit longer

More of the failed sandbags.

Tanjung Piai National Park

Failed coastal protection sandbags – when the bags rupture they spill their contents in to the swamp and so the swamp is becoming ‘sandy’

Some of the old collapsed walkway next to the new.

Tanjung Piai National Park

The photo below shows the new walkway and the new sea defences that are being put in.

Tanjung Piai National Park

The new sea-defences are ugly….

New 'improved' (ugly) sea defences at Tanjung Piai National Park

New ‘improved’ (ugly) sea defences at Tanjung Piai National Park

Looking out to the southern point with the collapsed walkway (just before the main platform).

The most southerly point of mainland Asia at Tanjung Piai National Park (inaccessible on this visit due to a collapsed walkway)

The most southerly point of mainland Asia at Tanjung Piai National Park (inaccessible on this visit due to a collapsed walkway)

The ruptured giant sandbags have spilt sand into the swamp, and it has now turned it into a beach.

Sand in the Mangrove Swamp

Sand in the Mangrove Swamp

The sand from the ruptured bags is also spilling over the walkways. It is possible that thew new rocky breakwater is not helping and is trapping the sand.

Sand in the Mangrove Swamp Tanjung Piai National Park

Sand on the walkways

Some areas that I remember as muddy swamp when I first visited three years ago now look like a beach.

Sandy beach forming at Tanjung Piai National Park

Sandy beach forming at Tanjung Piai National Park

The most southern point of mainland Asia, with collapsed walkway. This was as close as I could get.

The most southerly point of mainland Asia at Tanjung Piai National Park (inaccessible on this visit due to a collapsed walkway)

The most southerly point of mainland Asia at Tanjung Piai National Park (inaccessible on this visit due to a collapsed walkway)

Fisherman's Jetty - Tanjung Piai National Park

Fisherman’s Jetty – Tanjung Piai National Park

FourSquare: Tanjung Piai National Park

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