Hello dear Steemians,
Kukup Water Village is located at Southern of West Malaysia, Pontian, Johor State. It is a holiday and seafood paradise. Many Singaporeans like to visit and stay over the weekend to enjoy the tranquillity of water village.
There are many type of accommodation here, such as resorts, chalets, hotels and homestay. Usually seafood barbeque and boating activity are provided if you booking for chalets or resort.
Last week my family decided to pay a visit to Kukup during the weekend. Let me bring you to this water village to have a look!
This is the entrance to the Salt Water Port of Kukup.
At the beginning of long walkway, you can see many local products such as small dried fishes, salted fishes, shrimp paste, dried squid, seaweed, fish skin and so on.
Compared to normal supermarket, the local sea products here are all fresh and delicious. My Grandma likes to buy the dried fishes to boil soup because it is super tasty, fresh and sweet.
Resident-modified motorcycles to carry guests to the resorts or chalet. A bit like Thai Tuk Tuk right? Very cute.
This is the exterior look of the normal houses in water village.
The walkway here is about 1-2 meters width without handrails. Sometimes we have to give way to the motorbikes. I felt scary to walk when the motorbikes passed by me.
Most of houses have long walkway at the entrance.
In between of the houses is the swamp area.
Their toilets are open air and toilet flushes directly into the swamp. It is retaining the original architectural features.
Continued our journey, we walked to a water floating restaurant.
The exterior is very retro and refined. I heard the owner is an interior designer who personally participated in the design and construction works for this restaurant.
Let’s come in and see what the restaurant selling.
There were wooded furniture and seats inside, and also played old songs from the 70s, and variety of old vintage decoration. It seems like goes back to past time 70s.
We ordered the homemade herbal tea and pineapple juice which we only can have it here.
Next order was peach gum stewed milk. Taste good, but it is a bit less and small bowl.
After the break, we continued to walk to a brand new wooded holiday chalets which’s got double-storey and the exterior architectural look was so adorable.
Most of residents are Chinese. There are many temples, they prayer for Guanyin Bodhisattave, TokPekGong, Guan Gong, and Xuantian God.
Kukup is a village that we can feel strong human touch and the residents here have a strong cohesiveness. When someone meet accident, the residents will lend a helping hand. Therefore compared to other places, Kukup is safer and have the better security.
Thanks for reading.