IGCESH 2018 EXCURSION ON 13 AUGUST 2018 | 0200 PM – 0730 PM

Complete your IGCESH2018 experience with excursion to Tanjung Piai, Johor. Registrations are open until 30th June 2018 and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the maximum capacity of 40 participants is reached. Participants need to pay RM 50 for excursion registration fee. You can bring your friend/relatives along but the payment is RM 50 per head (children under 12 are free). The excursion will include hi-tea buffet.

Please fill in the form here to join the excursion. To make payment please refer to this link. Below is the schedule and route.

Time Agenda
1.45 pm – 2.15 pm Gather at FAB Bus Stop (or any other designated pick up point)
2.15 pm – 3.30 pm Travel to Tanjung Piai by bus
3,30 pm – 3.45 pm Briefing and Video Presentation by Tanjung Piai Staff
3.45 pm – 5.00 pm Guided Tour

  • Walk recreation for 1.2 k.m
  • Take pictures at the Southern Most Tip of South East Asia
  • Sight-Seeing at Jetty (Air pasang surut)
  • Catch lokan
5.00 pm – 6.00 pm Prayers & Hi-Tea
6.00 pm – 7.15 pm Travel back to UTM JB


Tanjung Piai is named after a local fern, known as the “Paku Piai’ which is capable of living in brackish conditions. The park covers 526 hectares of mangroves and another 400 hectares of inter-tidal mudflats. It was declared a Ramsar Site on 31 January 2003.

Tanjung Piai is a cape of Pontian, Johor and is a must place to visit due to its many unique features. Geographically, it is known as the Southernmost Tip of Mainland Asia. The hinterland of Tanjung Piai offers the rural charms of remote villages, rich in their ethnic and cultural diversity. Tanjung Piai gives you a chance to experience rural life in proximity and also its natural wonders.

It is an excellent place for tourists and nature-lovers to experience the scenic coastal mangroves. Visitors can enjoy the long boardwalks that provide a good opportunity for bird watching and also observing the various species of animals living there. Rich in flora and fauna and is home to about 20 ‘true’ mangrove species and 9 related mangrove species, 3 types of primates, one endangered bird called the Lesser Adjuntant Stork (LeptoptilusJavanicus), mangrove crabs and mudskippers. Mangrove roots bind soils in place and prevent coastal erosion, filter salt water from intruding into the water table and provide food and shelter for fish, crabs, prawns and other animal species. With such high species diversity in a small area, the visit will be just as educational for everyone. Best time for birdwatchers to visit is between September and March, during the bird migratory season.

A welcome landmark monument measuring 20 m high and 10 m wide. It is made of eco-friendly fibre reinforced concrete. Its stark grey colour represents the rich mangroves and mudflats of Tanjung Piai.

Opened in September 2001, this building houses an Information Gallery, the park’s office, a sourvenir shop, a multipurpose hall and a prayer room. Visitors can purchase entry tickets from the counter and make enquiries about guided tours and facilities available.

The park is connected by a network of 1.2 km of boardwalk, which takes the visitors right into the heart of the mangrove forest.

There are two observation towers along the boardwalk, where you can get a glorious view of the surrounding mangrove and bird life. The best time for bird watching is at low tide. Visits by migratory birds peak between September until March.

A unique camping experience on varied height platforms under the mangrove tree. Located on the eastern side of the Visitors Complex, the campsite can cater for 30 tents or a total of 120 campers at a time.

The 350 m main boardwalk leads right out into the Straits of Malacca. From here, on a good day, observers can enjo the breathtaking sunset and a clear view of Karimun Island, which lies across the straits in Indonesia, and the Pulau Kukup mangrove island nearby. You can also catch a glimpse of the huge vessels and tankers out at sea.

A globe shaped monument and plaque mark the southernmost point.