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Pontian Day Trip_10 What Things To Do In Pontian District

Pontian Day Trip: 10 What Things To Do In Pontian District

Discover what to do in Pontian, Johor! Johor is a vibrant state in Malaysia that has become an increasingly popular destination for travellers. It boasts a wide array of attractions and activities that appeal to a diverse range of tastes and interests. Whether you’re a history buff, a nature lover, a foodie, or an adventure seeker, Johor has something to offer.

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Pontian, located in Johor is a land of fish and rice renowned for its seafood. With its famous seafood, productive pineapple plantations, and like Pontian Kechill, Tanjung Piai, and Kukup, Pontian has plenty to offer visitors. The most important thing is that some Pontian Malaysia attractions places mostly are free of entrance fees.

If you’re looking for a great day trip destination, Pontian in Malaysia is sure to impress. Even though Kukup Island Johor National Park is temporarily closed, visitors can still explore other Pontian tourism sites. Check out Private Car SG.MY Travel’s 10 What Things To Do In Pontian District!


1. Breakfast time! @Kheng Guan Hiong Coffeeshop

Kheng Guan Hiong Coffeeshop

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If you tend to experience the local lifestyle, Kheng Guan Hiong Coffeeshop is a must-visit place for locals every morning. It is widely considered to be Pontian’s top kopitiam coffee. Since it is a coffee shop that has been in business for over 70 years. Plus, it is full of an old-school atmosphere.

Kheng Guan Hiong Coffeeshop - Coffee

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In addition, the signage of Kheng Guan Hiong Coffeeshop is hung according to tradition and written in Chinese calligraphy. The signboard’s attractiveness prompts couples to take wedding photos and keep them as memories.

Kheng Guan Hiong Coffeeshop - Photograph

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Furthermore, this coffee establishment is known for its traditional coffee and charcoal-grilled toasts. This coffee has a powerful burnt aroma that will undoubtedly refresh you throughout the day.

Kheng Guan Hiong Coffeeshop - Toast

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Besides, the typical charcoal butter kaya toast, half-boiled eggs, and prepackaged nasi lemak are all local’s preferences. You get to taste the coffee and tasty bread in a chill atmosphere.

Additional Information:
Address: MY Johor Pontian Taman Suraya Indah, 15, Jalan Limau Kasturi, 82000
Operation Hours: 6:00 am – 4:00 pm (Tue to Sun ) & Closed on Mondays
Contact Number: +60 12-751 6759


2. Farm Tour @Uncle Tan Orchard Stingless Bee Farm

Uncle Tan Orchard Stingless Bee Farm

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You can find Uncle Tan’s Stingless Bee Farm in the tranquil countryside of Pontian, Johor. It lies a hidden gem for nature enthusiasts and honey lovers alike.

Uncle Tan Orchard Stingless Bee Farm - Visitor

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Besides, the attraction of this farm is offering every visitor the opportunity to experience the unique flavors of stingless bee honey. Visitors can taste various types of honey and appreciate the subtle differences in flavor during the honey tasting. Additionally, the farm offers a range of honey-based products, such as balms, soaps, and candles, to take home.

Uncle Tan Orchard Stingless Bee -Farm Workshop

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In addition, the farm is proud of its commitment to sustainable agricultural practices. Bee Farm ensures that it preserves bees’ natural habitat and prioritizes their welfare. Also, they help keep vital pollinators by promoting responsible beekeeping and raising awareness on conserving stingless bees.

Uncle Tan Orchard Stingless Bee Farm - Farming

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Moreover, Uncle Tan Orchard Stingless Bee Farm’s tours and workshops provide valuable information about stingless bees. Visitors will get the chance to learn about bee lifecycle, environmental interactions, and honey production from farm guides. The interactive nature of the tours ensures an engaging and informative experience for visitors of all ages.

Additional Information:
Address: Lot 569, Lorong Parit Bilal Laut, Jalan Kukup, 82000 Rambah, Johor
Operation Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Mon to Sun)
Contact Number: +60 12-739 6311
Website: Uncle Tan Orchard Stingless Bee Farm 

Read Also: Top 12 Pontian Tourist Attraction & Food You Must Know


3. Fresh Seafood @Pasar Awam Pontian

Pasar Awam Pontian

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Pasar Awam Pontian is a top destination for anyone who wants to taste the freshest and most delicious seafood. It is a local market where locals can buy fresh vegetables and seafood caught that day.

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While buying the sea catches, you could still see some fishermen uploading their catches early in the day. In addition, many sea creatures like sharks and shrimp can be found at the market. Plus, vegetables are available. Most seafood businesses pack their products in foam boxes with ice, ensuring the freshness of the seafood you buy.

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Additionally, the wholesale fish market has a wet environment, accompanied by an intense smell of fish. If you wish to look at the auction process, the fish auction area is beside the vegetable stall.

Pasar Awam Pontian - wet environment

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If you want the freshest seafood experience, buy it and deliver it to nearby restaurants for immediate cooking. Of course, all prices are seasonal and cost-reasonable.

Additional Information:
Address: Pasar lelong ikan pasar awam, 13, Pontian Kechil, 82000 Pontian, Johor
Operation Hours: 5:00 am – 1:00 pm (Tue to Sun) & Closed on Mondays
Contact Number: +60 12-710 8150

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4. Kukup Nature Attraction @Tanjung Piai National Park

Tanjung Piai National Park

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The southernmost tip of Asia is Tanjung Piai, located in Taman Negara Johor. A wooden path winds through a mangrove forest surrounding this place a few kilometres from Kukup. Also, there is a monument with a replica of a globe that marks the site’s precise location. Visitors can walk for 1200 meters to reach the southernmost point of Asia.

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Nature and eco-tourism enthusiasts should visit this location to learn more about the flora and fauna of wetlands and mangroves. Information boards are available along the journey, and visitors can witness numerous animals, such as monkeys, mudskippers, crabs, and snakes. Also, they can learn the names of the trees that grow in swampy places and the local fauna.

Tanjung Piai National Park - Flora Fauna

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Moreover, entrance fees are relatively cheap, just only RM3 for children and RM5 for adults. Additionally, there are picnic tables available if you enjoy going on picnics. However, you must be cautious of monkeys that may unknowingly eat your food.

Additional Information:
Address: Taman Negara Johor Tanjung Piai Mukim, 82030 Kukup, Johor
Operation Hours: 9:00 am – 4.30 pm (Mon to Sun)
Website: Johor National Park 

Also Read: Kukup Trip: 10 What Things To Do In Kukup


5. Enjoy Lunch Time @Coxn Cafe Pontian, Johore

Coxn Cafe Pontian, Johore location

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Coxn Cafe, this hidden seaside cafe Pontian is located in a kampung (village) area in the southernmost part of Johor Bahru. This cafe has the perfect location, facing the romantic sea with the soothing sound of waves and a beautiful sunset view. The Coxn Cafe become a tourist attraction due to its delightful ambiance, friendly service, and wide range of delectable treats.

Coxn Cafe Pontian, Johore food and beverage

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Besides, the cafe offers various Western cuisine, french fries, fried snacks, desserts, fruit juices, appetizers, and more. You can enjoy the sea breeze, and watch the sunset while indulging in delicious food. It is a perfect place for weekend dates or family gatherings. Additionally, it serves as a great backdrop for Instagram-worthy photos!

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Moreover, it perfectly balances rustic charm and contemporary elegance, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Besides, a comfortable and relaxing space was created through the tasteful combination of vintage and modern elements in the interior decor.

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Not only is Coxn Cafe a top choice for couples, but it’s also a great venue for hosting birthday parties. You can plan a memorable birthday celebration with a delectable dinner, birthday cake, and festive balloons. Here will ensure that you have an unforgettable birthday party experience.

Additional Information:
Address: Taman Negara Johor Tanjung Piai Mukim, 82030 Kukup, Johor
Operation Hours: 4.30 pm – 10.30 pm ( Thur to Tue ) & Closed on Wednesdays
Contact Number: 011-3621 8107
Website: Coxn Cafe

Also Read: Eat Like A Local In Pontian, Pontian Food


6. Immerse in Buddhist Temple @Tian Ling Dian Chinese Temple (天后殿)

Tian Ling Dian Temple

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From Pontian Kechil, take the bypass route around Pekan Nenas. In 28 minutes, you will arrive at a temple located inside a small town. This temple looks heritage compared to the others with its old-fashioned architecture, craft, materials, and unique location. Plus, there are some gods and goddesses you’ve never seen before.

Tian Ling Dian Temple - Environment

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The temple is not large, but the variety of deity statues is impressive and attractive. Besides, there are over 200 incense burners, large and small, and garden scenery. This temple is perfect for praying in a peaceful and clean environment.

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Moreover, there are fish ponds and beautiful walkways for you to take picture spots. Most importantly, you get to offer your prayers there. Additionally, a sizable parking area is located next to the temple.

Ulu Choh Home Laksa

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Furthermore, this home-based laksa stall near to temple may be difficult for first-time customers to find due to its seclusion. However, the ingredients used are plentiful and the cost is reasonable, so it’s all worth it. If it’s been a while since you’ve had home-style cooking, you should go to this hawker.

Additional Information:
Address: Jalan Ulu Choh, Kampung Ulu Choh, 81500 Pekan Nanas, Johor              
Operation Hours: 7:00 am – 3:30pm (Mon to Sun)

Also Read: Kukup Resort: 10 Best Resorts To Stay at While in Kukup


7. Visit Charming Village @Kukup Fishing Village (Kukup Laut)

Kukup Laut - FIshing Village

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Within the Pontian district, Kukup was the first settlement to sprout up. Kukup is well-known for its fish markets as it is a typical fishing village. Therefore, the vast majority of the locals work as fishermen.

Kukup laut

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Kukup, Pontian is a popular destination for city inhabitants for seafood and to escape the city’s bustling pace. The fishermen have additional programs to sustain their income. Plus, a third of the homes serve as vacation destinations for tourists. It offers a unique seaside lifestyle, making it a popular vacation rental destination.

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Besides, Kukup is unique for its structures on stilts above a muddy mangrove shoreline by the Malacca Strait. While you enjoy a different lifestyle in Kukup, you would take the chance to taste seafood in Kukup.

Kukup Mangrove Floating Chalet

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In addition, Kukup Mangrove Floating Chalet is a charming place with many amenities. The chalet’s end bridge is perfect for evening fishing for anglers. As a seafood lover, New Kukup Restaurant offers a variety of seafood at a reasonable price and a good atmosphere. You have the opportunity to relish your meal while admiring the ocean vista.

Additional Information:
Address: 74 Kukup Laut, 82300 Kukup, Johor               
Operation Hours: 24 hours (Mon to Sun)

Read Also: Top Recommended Hotel and Homestays in Pontian


8. Take a Tour in Fruity @Nictar Pineapple Park

Nictar Pineapple Park


As you travel through Pontian, Nictar Pineapple Park is a place to drop by for a quick look. Although the pineapple park’s scale is small, people are still fascinated by the big and juicy pineapples. Take a pleasant walk through the farm to see pineapple cultivation at various stages.

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The workers will give you an explanation of the little farm’s pineapple plantation and beekeeping operations while walking in the park. In addition, they sell products made from pineapples, like juices, jam, honey, and chilli sauce mixed with pineapple. So, many tourists flock to the pineapple plantations, eager to taste the freshly picked pineapples and learn about the cultivation process.

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Moreover, there is a chicken coop inside the pineapple park. Bamboo fences captivate the chickens. It covered the bamboo with aluminum cans as hats. In addition, people get to feed the chickens with food wastes such as pineapple peels.

Nictar Pineapple Park - Chicken coop

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Besides, the park offers programs to publicize green life and has ample space for talks and classes. Also, Visitors can take pictures of pineapple figures with emoji stickers. The whole pineapple park makes visitors feel like they are on a farm.

Additional Information:
Address: PTD 10822, Batu 24, 81500 Pekan Nanas, Johor
Operation Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Mon to Sun)
Contact Number: +60 12-700 2235
Website: Nictar Pineapple Park

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9. Escape from Bustling City @Pontian Seaside

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Pontian Seaside is one of the popular tourist attractions in Pontian. Since it is close to a garden, people jog there and enjoy a relaxing time with family and friends. In the morning or evening, you can see some people fishing or sitting on the beach to enjoy the sea breeze.

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Besides, this seaside is a picturesque view of the lovely sunset. You could see the crabs crawling along the beach, and the wave’s sound was alluring. The sunset vista is breathtaking in the evening when all the boats are docked. So, this beautiful seaside will be ideal for a picnic with family and friends.

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Moreover, there are some stalls selling bubble blowers or keychains for tourists. If you are hungry, some hawkers can be found along the seaside. Furthermore, you don’t need to worry about parking as the parking spaces are ample.

Additional Information:
Address: 82000 Pontian District, Johor
Operation Hours: 24 hours (Mon to Sun)


10. Dinner Feast! @Foodball Seafood Restaurant

Foodball Seafood Restaurant

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If you’re a seafood enthusiast exploring Pontian in Johor, look no further than Foodball Seafood Restaurant. Foodball Seafood Restaurant has become popular in Pontian for its delicious seafood dishes. The restaurant is known for serving the freshest catch from the sea.

Foodball Seafood Restaraunt Pontian

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Besides, Foodball Seafood Restaurant offers a picturesque dining setting with stunning sea views. You can enjoy your meal while gazing at the azure waters and feeling the gentle sea breeze. Also, the serene ambiance creates a relaxing atmosphere, perfect for unwinding and immersing yourself in a memorable dining experience.

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Moreover, visitors can expect a mouth-watering array of seafood dishes at Foodball Seafood Restaurant. Their menu boasts an impressive selection of freshly caught seafood, from succulent prawns to juicy crabs. Each bite is bursting with flavor and freshness, highlighting the exceptional quality of its ingredients.

Additional Information:
Address: No 13, 14 & 15 Jalan Delima 3 Pusat Perdagangan Pontian, Pontian Kechil, Malaysia
Operation Hours: 3.30 pm – 11:00 pm (Mon to Sun)
Contact Number: +60 12-767 2464
Website: Foodball Seafood Restaurant

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