Tanjung Piai National Park


Just 90km southwest of Johor Bahru city centre, on the southernmost tip of mainland East Asia, this national park protects shorebirds and mangrove swamps. Tourism is just gaining a foothold so there's little infrastructure beyond a small visitor centre, some boardwalks and a jetty.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Johor attractions

1. Raffles Marina

10.29 MILES

Need somewhere to park your super yacht? This marina harbours some of the country's biggest. Dine at the attached bistro while you contemplate which one…

2. Tiger Brewery

10.73 MILES

You've been drinking its beers all holiday, so you might as well see how they're made. Visits to the Tiger Brewery are divided into two parts: the first…

3. Chinese Heritage Centre

13.22 MILES

It's no must-see, but this small museum at Nanyang Technological University is worth a visit if you're seeking some off-the-radar culture. Of its three…

4. Legoland

13.73 MILES

Got kids? Asia's first Legoland offers over 70 rides and attractions, plus a waterpark that can be visited separately or as part of a package. Nearly…

5. Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

14.04 MILES

You could spend hours perusing the overflowing shelves of brightly coloured ceramics (most imported from overseas) for sale in this pottery shop's…

6. Jurong Lookout Tower

14.28 MILES

A curious relic of the 1970s (as if you couldn’t tell), this viewing tower features a stained-glass ceiling and a futuristic night-time view over the…

7. Jurong Bird Park

14.42 MILES

Home to some 400 species of feathered friends – including spectacular macaws – Jurong is a great place for young kids. Highlights include the wonderful…

8. Chinese Garden

16.07 MILES

Flanking Jurong Lake, the Chinese Garden offers 13.5 hectares of landscaped tranquillity – perfect for an afternoon stroll and popular with photographers…