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Tanjung Piai National Park, Tanjung Piai, 82300 Kukup, Johor, Malaysia – part 1 of 4

By on May 9, 2015 in Malaysia

Tanjung Piai National Park is located in Tanjung Piai, 82300 Kukup, Johor, Malaysia, and it contains, the most southerly point in mainland Asia (don’t believe all that stuff that it is in Sentosa, Singapore).

I first visited the park about three years ago and was wowed by my first visit to a Mangrove swamp and I have been back many times since.

The park is not that big, but contains a lot to see. Trees, butterflies, Mud Clams (also called Marsh Clams; Polymesoda expansa), Mudskippers (Periophthalmodon spp), crabs (lots of crabs, including Fiddler Crabs, and the Tree Climbing Crab, Episesarma spp)), lizards (Mangrove Skink, Emoia atrocostata), Monitor lizards (also called Malayan Water Monitor; Varanus salvator), cicadas, Berongan (a shellfish, Telescopium telescopium) and monkeys (Long-tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis), also called Crab-eating macaques, and Dusky Leaf Monkey (Trachypithecus obscurus)). I have also seen Horse Shoe crabs (Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda), but sadly only dead ones.

Tanjung Piai National Park

Boats by the road – Tanjung Piai National Park

Road to Tanjung Piai National Park

Road to Tanjung Piai National Park

Entrance Tanjung Piai National Park

Entrance Tanjung Piai National Park

Visitors Centre - Tanjung Piai National Park

Visitors Centre – Tanjung Piai National Park

Board walks - Tanjung Piai National Park

Board walks – Tanjung Piai National Park

Tanjung Piai National Park

Tanjung Piai National Park is constantly being repaired. In three years of visiting the whole site has never been open.

Tree Roots - Tanjung Piai National Park

Tree Roots – Tanjung Piai National Park

New walkway at Tanjung Piai National Park

New walkway at Tanjung Piai National Park – first time this has been open in three years of visiting

New improved steps and walkway at Tanjung Piai National Park

New improved steps and walkway at Tanjung Piai National Park

Tanjung Piai National Park

No idea why this sign is in the park….

Most southerly point of mainland Asia - Tanjung Piai National Park

Most southerly point of mainland Asia – Tanjung Piai National Park

FourSquare: Tanjung Piai National Park

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