Your Travel Guide to Beautiful Paradise of Mersing in Johor

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Physically, mentally, emotionally tired and need a break from life? Maybe a getaway to Mersing, Johor is what you need. Let us take you to this small yet wonderful village that can take your troubles away. You can come here with your friends or travel buddies, or have some “me” time and visit the place alone.

 

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Attractions:

1. Mersing Mural

 

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Mersing brags plenty of murals that are creatively done by a group of local artists. The murals is based on the theme of marine life, which shows that the sea rich with marine life and local customs.

 

2. Pantai Air Papan

 

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Pantai Air Papan is a 2-kilometer long sandy beach with many ephedras and coconut trees along the coast. The sea features a crystal clear water where residents of Mersing can swim and/or relax.

Location: Pantai Air Papan Mersing, Johor

 

3. Pantai Mersing

 

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It is where many local residents come in the morning to sit or run along the beach and enjoy feeling the cool sea breeze, while others visit the spot in the evening to go for a walk.

Location: Jalan Tun Dr. Ismail, 86800 Mersing, Johor

 

4. Pantai Teluk Buih

 

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Since this beach is known by a few people, it makes an ideal place for those who want to get away from the crowd and enjoy just the serenity of the sea.

Location: Teluk Buih Air Papan, 86800 Kampung Kayu Papan, Mersing, Johor

 

5. 丰盛港福顺廟

 

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This temple has a history of more than 100 years. In order to restore its beauty, the temple is renovated and maintained from time to time.

Location: 24, Jalan Jemaluang, 86800 Mersing, Johor

 

Spots to buy local products:

1. Perusahaan Keropok Hj, Puteh

 

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Location: 37, Jalan Anabdullah, 86800 Mersing, Johor

 

2. Perusahaan Keropok Hj, Ramli

 

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Location: JM 14, Jalan Makam, 86800 Mersing, Johor

Business Hours: 8:30am – 9:00pm

Contact: 07-799 1426

 

Local foods:

1. Brother Joe Ikan Bakar & Seafood

 

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If you’re looking for a place to satisfy your hunger in the middle wee hours of the night, this seafood restaurant is opened until after midnight!

Location: No. 2, Gerai Majilis Daerah, 86800 Mersing

Business Hours: 2:30pm – 12:30am

Contact: 013-7017011

 

2. Nasi Dagang Mak Yah

 

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Obvious for its name, Nasi Dagang Mak Yah is one of the best spots to have a taste of Nasi Dagang, which is a traditional specialty of Malaysians. It is a molded rice wrapped in banana leaves served with fish and curry sauce.

 

3. Sri Mersing Cafe

 

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In case you’re up for a traditional breakfast in Mersing, check out Sri Mersing Cafe which offers a cup of aromatic coffee, semi-boiled eggs, and kaya toasts. there’s also a coconut milk rice to enjoy.

Location: 17, Jalan Sulaiman, 86800 Mersing

 

4. Mersing Seafood Restaurant (乐园海鲜酒家)

 

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Location: No. 56, Jalan Ismail, 86800 Mersing Johor

Business Hours: 11:00am – 3:00pm; 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Contact: 07-799 2550

 

5. Loke Tien Yuen乐天圆Mersing

 

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If you’re going to visit Mersing, Loke Tien Yuen is one of the restaurants that you should definitely not miss! Included in the must-ordered here is the salted egg squid, which has a superb taste.

Take note that you need to call for a reservation first before you go to the restaurant.

Location: 55, Jalan Abu Bakar, Mersing, Johor

Business Hours: 12:30pm – 3:30pm, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Contact: 07-799 1639

 

6. 美味园酒家MG.Garden Seafood Restaurant

 

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This restaurant is quite famous in Mersing for its seafood which is guaranteed to be fresh and plump.

Location: Lot 754, Batu 5, Jalan Jemaluang, 86800 Mersing, Johor

Business Hours: 9:00am – 10:00pm

Contact: 9:00am – 10:00pm

 

7. 丰盛港早市亜衔面档

 

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Located next to the traffic circle of Mersing is a food store where you can enjoy delight your taste buds with many types of noodle dishes. Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner or the meals in between, this is a place for you!

Location: 1, Jalan Jamaluang 86800 Mersing Johor

Business Hours: 7:00am – 12:00mn

 

8. 丰盛港食為鲜海鲜餐馆

 

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This seafood restaurant is famous for its deep-fried, crispy grouper with tender and juicy fish meat.

Location: 7411, Jalan Jemaluang, 86800 Mersing, Johor

Business Hours: Mon-Fri, 12:30pm – 3:00pm, 5:30pm – 11:30pm; Sat-Sun, 12:00nn – 11:30pm

 

Attractions near Mersing

In addition to many hidden gems and truly mouthwatering l0cal foods and delight, Mersing is also the only way to many islands. From Mersing, you will only have to take a boat in order to get to an island that you wish to go to. Some of the islands near Mersing include:

 

1. Pulau Aur

 

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Located on the east coast of Johor is Pulau Aur, an island that boasts of diverse sea creatures and clear waters, which makes it perfect for divers. It can be reached for four and a half boat ride from Mersing Jetty.

 

2. Pulau Rawa

 

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Rawa Island is a Sultan’s den, owned privately by family members of the Sultanate of Johor. It is a perfect weekend getaway.

 

3. Pulau Pemanggil

 

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This island is situated 45km from Portsmouth, next to Pulau Tioman. Apart from rich marine life, the island offers a majestic view of the South China Sea.

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