Mersing is a small town lying at the Northeast of the state of Johor, best known for being the main departure point for ferries going to the famous Pulau Tioman and Pulau Rawa. It is a unique place with plenty of attractions that is often overlooked as a transfer point to Johor’s beautiful islands.

Mersing is a great place to discover by foot or renting a bike. There are many beautiful beaches that rivals those in the islands, and there are parks along the coastline that boast a nice panoramic view of the ocean. The Marine Park center is a popular location to find out more about the local marine habitat before visiting the surrounding islands. It’s also a great place for tourist to shop, as they can get better deals on souvenirs such as T-shirts compared to buying in the islands. One can also try Mersing local specialty of Malay delicacies such as “Satar” and “Kropok Lekor”.

Attractions in Mersing
1. Pulau Pemanggil
2. Pulau Rawa
3. Pulau Aur
Pemanggil Island Rawa Island Aur Island
4. Air Papan Beach
5. Pulau Sibu
6. Endau Rompin Nat Park
Air Papan Beach Sibu Island Endau-Rompin National Park
7. Gunong Arong
8. Pulau Tinggi
Gunung arong Recreational Forest Tinggi Island

How to get there

Kuala Lumpur to Mersing (by self drive)

From Kuala Lumpur, take the PLUS Highway head towards to the South direction. Then take the Ayer hitam/Kluang Exit before turn right after the toll. Before reaching the Kluang town, take an exit on the right at the roundabout with a sign posting for Mersing. Continue until the next roundabout and follow the sign to Mersing.

Estimated travel time from Kuala Lumpur to Mersing – 5 hours

Singapore to Mersing (by self drive)

From Singapore, head towards Johor Bahru. Follow the sign for Kota Tinggi – Desaru until you reach to the intersection to Route 3. Continue to follow the sign for Mersing.

Estimated travel time from Singapore to Mersing – 3 hours

Map to Mersing & Tanjung Gemok

Map to Mersing