Top 5 Pontian Attractions (2021)

Pontian is a town in Johor, Malaysia. Situated to the southwest of Johor Bahru. The Chinese of the Fujian (Hokkien) sub-ethnicity, as well as Malays of Bugis and Javanese origin, make up the majority of the population on the coastal part of Pontian. The name of Pontian was transformed from a Malay word perhentian which literally means “stop”. Pontian, as the name suggests, is a lovely place to stop and take short-trip.

1. The Southernmost Tip Of Mainland Asia

Tanjung Piai, The Southernmost Tip Of Mainland Asia is arguably one of the most interesting places in Pontian. This is the southernmost point in continental Asia (excluding islands), and it is located inside Tanjung Piai Johor National Park. To reach here, it takes a long walk through the preserved mangrove forest. A steel globe monument there signifies that you’ve reached the southernmost part of continental Asia. It is peaceful among the mangroves, and if you sit attentively, you may view a variety of animals near the mangrove trees, including monitor lizards and snails. It offers an ideal location for school children to explore the mangrove swamp all while learning how to reforest the mangrove. There are a few more places within the national park where you may capture stunning landscapes.

2. Pisang Island (Pulau Pisang)

Pulau Pisang is a small island in Pontian district, Johor. The Pulau Pisang Lighthouse is located on the island, which is roughly 12 kilometres from Pontian Kechil and 5 kilometres from Benut. The lighthouse is operated by the Singaporean authority to aid maritime navigation, especially in guiding ships into the western entrance of the bustling Singapore Strait. There are a few beaches which are suitable for picnics, swimming, baths, beach walk and net fishing. You can have experience hiking and hill-climbing across the forest and go down to another side of the island too.

3. Tanjung Piai National Park (Taman Negara Tanjung Piai)

For any naturist, a day at the national park is a wonderful way to unwind. After viewing the resilient and beautiful mangrove trees, we are sure that you will be intrigued to learn more about ecology and biodiversity. The mangrove forest is crucial in preventing the land from being devastated by the seawater in its most ferocious form. The park’s highlights include the soothing waves, the scent of the sea breeze, and the endless flora.

4. Kukup Island Johor National Park

The 261-hectare Kukup Island is the second largest mangrove swamp island in the world. Kukup Island Johor National Park is specifically established to protect one of the largest mangrove islands in the world. To reach there, you can take a boat from the ferry terminal in Kukup Town. If you’re an outdoor person you should take the tour to the national park just once for the experience of walking along a boardwalk through the mangroves.

5. Nictar Farm

Nictar Pineapple Park is a small pineapple plantation in Pekan Nenas (Pineapple Town), which is located in the northern part of Pontian. They also produce pineapple based products namely, juice, jams, sauces and dried pineapple treats. Besides promoting sustainable farming, the park seeks to educate the history of pineapple farming and how pineapples are planted and harvested to visitors through tour briefings. A small rabbit farm and fish ponds will be entertaining for kids.

6. Pontian Royal Park (Laman DiRaja Pontian, Johor)

Pontian Royal Park exemplifies the Johoreans’ loyalty to the Sultan of Johor. This is just one of the numerous royal crown parks that can be found across Johor’s districts. To avoid the heat and to see the stunning bright lights that add beauty to the monument, we recommend you take a stroll in the park in the evening. An early morning visit would be perfect for an Instagram post of the landmark in a deep blue sky backdrop filled with a blaze of pinks and reds. Jogging, cycling, skipping and other light sporting activities are permitted in the park.

The setting sun, mountains, eco-friendly mangrove forests, scent and freshness of the ocean are some of the beauties of Pontian. Now is a good moment to stop and admire the charming Pontian for not only possessing the southernmost point of Peninsular Malaysia but for the work it puts into conserving mangrove forests. Try to visit Pontian during the festival season to discover the town at its liveliest and to learn about the culture and people.