Azie had been telling us about Tanjung Piai for quite some time. This piece of land forms the southernmost tip of the Eurasian Mainland. Over the years, it had been a hidden gem, helped by its designation as a National Park.
Located an hour drive from Johor Bahru, the place is well maintained with pedestrian footbridge taking visitors from the car park area, past the main complex, in between the mangrove trees towards the beach. At the tip, there was a small jetty with a globe, indicating the spot right at the tip of the continent.
Getting there was easy, helped by the breezy weather and light sun. It threatened to rain earlier - and the alternative plan was to play badminton at the hall at the country club. Luckily the cloud opened up and the walk was cool and windy. Plenty of opportunities for photo of course and the place had some stops just in case you needed a breather.
The aforementioned globe was unmistakeable, made of metal skeleton and hollow in the middle. I guess the place was not that well known since even on a Sunday in the middle of a long weekend, the place was not crowded. Certainly taking a young family was easy and the main visitor centre has a small cafe and amenities such as toilets.
There was a small fee needed to enter, with foreign visitors paying a premium price. We were warned at the entrance to watch out for monkeys who lived here as their natural habitat. Luckily, there were not too many of them there during our visits. I was more concerned about snaked to be quite honest.
More stops for selfies and wefies on the way home of course. It was just time for lunch, which brought us to the next item in our journey.