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Pulau Kukup


  • Self-guided walks – Explore the park via its network of boardwalks and observation platforms. Interpretive signage placed at various locations provide background information on various facts of the ecosystem.
  • Guided tours – Half-day group packages can be arranged with advance booking. This includes a nature walk conducted by park rangers, packed lunch and a certificate of completion.
  • Mangrove planting – An optional mangrove planting activity can also be included in the half-day group package above.
  • Bird watching – The best months for birdwatching here is during the migratory season from around September to April. During this period, you can take a boat out to the northern side of the island to see the migratory birds that stop here to rest. Birdwatching is also possible at all other times of the year. Mangrove species such as the Mangrove Pitta, Mangrove Whistler and Mangrove Blue Flycatcher can be observed from the boardwalks. You can also take a boat out to the mudflats to try spotting the Lesser Adjutant, a strange-looking, bald and globally-threatened stork that tends to stand very still.
  • Sungai Ular boat ride – Get up close to the mangroves by taking a boat ride up Sungai Ular, a small creek that penetrates the eastern side of the island. Note that this river boat ride is only available during high tide.
  • Fish cage experience – The narrow straits between Pulau Kukup and the mainland is the site of a thriving marine cage culture industry. You can arrange to stop at a “kelong” (floating fish farm) Pulau Kukup, to feed the fishes en route and learn more about the fishing industry in the area.
  • Round-island boat ride – The best way to get a more well-rounded view of the mangrove island is to go around it. This exciting round-island boat trip offers superb views of the Malacca Straits and nearby islands. Along the way, you will drop by a kelong to feed some fishes.
  • Fishing – You can indulge in a spot of fishing, or even an all-night fishing marathon from the comfort of the park jetty. However, do check the tides in advance as fishing from the jetty is only possible during high tide.
  • Commercial photography – The park’s mangroves and stylish boardwalks make a great backdrop for wedding photo shoots and such. A reasonable fee is charged for each shoot (please enquire with the park office).
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