Family-Friendly Things to Do and Places to Visit in Mersing


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Located in the eastern half of Johor, Mersing is a small town and if you’re not from around here, the main (and probably only) reason you’ve landed in Mersing is because you’re waiting for your boat ride to one of the many offshore islands.

If you’ve got some time to spare before your ride, here are some activities you can occupy your time with.

1. Muzium Mersing

Muzium Mersing
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Location: 243, Jalan Ibrahim, Mersing Kechil, 86800 Mersing, Johor, Malaysia
Date:
Mon – Thur & Sat – Sun (closed on Wed)
Hour:
9.00 am – 4.45 pm
Admission: FREE

Built around 1920s, the Mersing Museum building has changed hands several times through the years. From serving as the district administrative office, it then became the headquarters of the Japanese Imperial Army operations and when they surrendered, the building was once again served as a government office.

Today, you’ll find numerous artefacts that paint a vivid image of Mersing’s history housed within the building.

2. Masjid Jamek Bandar Mersing

Masjid Jamek Bandar Mersing
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Location: Jalan Masjid, Mersing Kechil, 86800 Mersing, Johor, Malaysia
Date:
Daily
Hour:
TBU

Masjid Jamek Bandar Mersing is a beautiful pre-african structured mosque that exudes serenity. Standing atop the hill where it’s located, you will get a stunning overview of the Mersing town and South China Sea.

3. Fushun Temple

Fushun Temple
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Location: Jalan Jemaluang, Mersing Kechil, 86800 Mersing, Johor, Malaysia
Date:
Daily
Hour:
TBU

Visit the Fushun Temple, a small old Chinese temple dedicated to Tua Pek Kong and be awed by the ornately carved pillars and sculptures. Looking at the vivid ornaments of the temple, you’ll never know it’s a century old building.

4. Sri Subramaniar Temple

Sri Subramaniar Temple
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Location: Jalan Jemaluang, Mersing Kechil, 86800 Mersing, Johor, Malaysia
Date:
Daily
Hour:
TBU

Located a short trip away from the Fushun Temple is a small Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Subramaniam. The intricate details of the temple’s architecture is truly sublime.

5. Gunung Arong Recreational Forest

Gunung Arong Recreational Forest
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Location: Mersing-Endau Road, Endau 86900, Malaysia
Date:
Daily
Hour:
TBU

If you’re up for a little exercise, why not hike up Gunung Arong Recreational Forest? Clear streams cut across the forest home to an assorted array of flora and fauna amidst lush greenery and towering trees. The view at the top of this oasis of nature is simply breathtaking.

 

This list was compiled with information available from various websites. While the information is correct at the time of publishing, we advise you to check with the respective place/merchant before making a trip to the above-mentioned places.

 






This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day

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