Mersing (GPS: 2.42862, 103.83178) is a town in Johor on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It is the biggest town in Johor on the east coast. The town has a population of 21,670. Mersing is also the district capital of Mersing District, which is 2,838 square kilometers in size. The town of Mersing is located at the mouth of the Mersing River facing the South China Sea.
While the town of Mersing is not particularly rich in attractions, most people come here because it is the natural springboard for trips to the offshore islands such as Pulau Tioman (which belongs to Pahang), Pulau Aur, Pulau Seribuat, Pulau Pemanggil, Pulau Dayang, Pulau Besar, and Pulau Sibu, to name some.
How to go to Mersing
If you are coming from Johor Bahru or Singapore, use Route 3 to Mersing, passing through Kota Tinggi. If you're from the northern and central part of the west coast, such as Kuala Lumpur, then exit the North South Expressway at the Air Hitam Interchange (Exit 244), then take Route 50 east all the way to Mersing. If you're heading south from Kelantan, Terengganu or Pahang, then take Route 3 and simply head south.
Buses from various towns, particularly those in Johor, go to Mersing, arriving at the Mersing Bus Terminal, located on the southern banks of the Mersing River. Online book of bus tickets available at Bus Online Ticket or other online bus ticket booking companies.
Map of sights in Mersing
Sights, Attractions and Places of Interest in Mersing
If you do not wish to leave the mainland, you can also enjoy a lovely beach at Pantai Penyabong, which is in Endau, north of Mersing. If you are the quintessential city folk, this is a good place for you to view kampung houses, villages and traditional fishing boats.
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