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Mersing Tourism

Mersing is a small coastal town located in the Johor State of Malaysia. It is well-known for its ferry jetty ports that connects ships and boats to several islands nearby. Most of the people pass through Mersing while going to Tioman Island. It is a perfect place to escape from engrossing metropolitan life to spend a day by peaceful beaches and experience the Malay Village life. 

A must-visit spot in Mersing is the Masjid Jamek Bandar, a legendary mosque located at the top of the hill with a panoramic view of the area. Hock Soon Chinese Temple and Sri Subramaniam Hindu Temple with meticulous architecture are other key tourist stops. Diving at Air Papan beach is a must engage activity. An escapade to this beautiful natural paradise is worth the time and money. 

Seafood is the prime attraction of Mersing. Mersing Seafood and Loke Tien Yuen Restaurant are renowned restaurants for chinese and Malaysian Catonese cuisines. While waiting for the ferry to Tioman Island, Port Cafe is the best place to wait and enjoy the pleasing sight of the ferries. Barbequed fish and Kang Kang Dish are among the most favorite delicacies. 

Things to do in Mersing

1. Air Papan Beach

Situated on the coast of South China Sea, the Air Papan Beach is one of the most beautiful and cleanest beaches of Mersing. The coastline of the beach is dotted with rice paddies and coconut trees. Si (Read More)nce the water is quite clean, you can take a dip in the refreshing and cool water. The beach is also famous for the Pesta Air Papan festival which is celebrated on 1st May.

2. Sri Subramaniam Temple

Sri Subramaniam Temple is a beautiful temple in Mersing that is located beside the Hock Soon Chinese temple. This ornate temple is dedicated to Lord Subramaniar, who is also referred to as Lord Muruga (Read More)n. The history of this temple dates back over a hundred years during which it was established by the Mersing Estate Management. The temple is adorned with beautiful pillars, altars and vibrant ceiling decorations. Some of the famous festivals and events that are hosted at Sri Subramaniam Temple include Thaipusam, Pangkuni Uthiram with Annathanam and Kandha Shashti. 
Timings: 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

3. Fushun Temple

Situated along Jalan Jemaluang, the Fushun Temple (Hock Soon Temple) is regarded as one of the most beautiful Chinese temples in Mersing. Dedicated to the Chinese God of Mercy, Tua Pek Kong, its histo (Read More)ry dates almost 100 years back. This temple is majorly painted in red and is constructed in Taoist style. Further, the temple is adorned with beautiful carvings. 
Timings: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

4. Mersing Marine Park Centre

Located at a distance of 32 km from Mersing, the Mersing Marine Park Centre is an information centre that provides a deep insight into the marine parks of Malaysia. This centre is located inside the P (Read More)ulau Tinggi Marine Park. The main focus of the information centre is on the Johor Marine Park. Further, you can also learn about the protection and conservation of natural ecology and habitats.

5. Mersing Harbour Centre

Located opposite the ferry terminal in Mersing, the Mersing Harbour Centre is the best place to book ferry tickets to Tioman and make other reservations. This harbour centre has replaced the old and t (Read More)raditional ticket counters which were rather unorganized. One can also book their stay at a resort or pay for the Marine Park ticket. The harbour centre also has a food and drinks section, souvenir stores and a Tourist Information Centre.

6. Gunung Arong

Gunung Arong is a recreational forest reserve that is situated in the Endau district of Mersing. The forest reserve is nestled on a hill which rises upto a height of about 273 m. The peak offers a pan (Read More)oramic view of the scintillating South China Sea and Tanjung Resang. While Gunung Arong is a great place for trekkers, it can be easily climbed by children as well. One can also visit the nearby beach and the Pulau Mawar Island.

7. Tanjung Resang Beach

Nestled in Mersing, the Tanjung Resang Beach is a beautiful beach that stretches as far as the eye can see. While rough waves can be witnessed at sea, a strong wind can be sensed at the shore. The bea (Read More)ch has a somber shade of sand and it is dotted with dense outcrops. It is known for watersports like scuba diving, skimboarding, windsurfing, fishing, and kitesurfing. One might be able to catch a glimpse of dolphins at sea. You can also visit the nearby reefs by taking a jetty from the Tanjung Resang Beach.

8. Masjid Jamek Bandar Mersing

Nestled on a hillock in Mersing, Masjid Jamek Bandar is a stunning pre-African structured mosque that radiates a sense of calm and tranquil. The Masjid provides a panoramic view of the town and the an (Read More)d South China Sea. The construction of the blue and white mosque was completed in 1956. This mosque is well lit up in the night which makes it a true treat to the eye.

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Need to Know

  • There are several ATMs in the town but cash is the widely accepted form of exchange.
  • Nightlife is not so great and most tourists stay here for a day while waiting for their ferry to Tioman Island.
  • WiFi is free in most of the restaurants and hotels.
  • There is not much to shop here. However, City Squares and Malls like AEON are common and affordable places to shop from.

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How to Reach Mersing

How to Reach Overview

Senai International Airport is almost 140km away from Mersing. It takes about two hours to drive from the airport to Mersing. Tourists travelling by waterways can take bumboats and passenger jetty and enjoy the serene blue seascape. Frequent buses ply on schedule from and to Malacca, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Since it is located near Highway 3, it is easily accessible.

How to reach Mersing by road

Long distance taxis from Mersing are available from the main bus station.

How to reach Mersing by waterways

Mersing is connected by ferry to Tioman Island and other nearby islands through Seribuat Archipelago. The tickets for the ferry can be bought from the marine park entrance at Mersing Harbour Centre.

Local transport in Mersing

  • Taxis and Rental Cars are ideal for city tours.
  • Most of the tourists rent bicycles to travel to nearby places.
  • Walking a short distance while enjoying the tranquility and the finer elements of nature is also common among tourists.

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