Kukup Island Revisited – 马国柔佛龟咯渔村水上度假屋(在水一方)逍遥游
Everyone enjoyed the last getaway so much so that Benny organised another trip to Kukup, Pontian, Malaysia, on Good Friday. This time, we had to pay an extra S$6 per head (from S$89 to S$95) as the owner did some minor renovation to the chalets like putting up a glass wall to separate the living and karaoke room. You can clap your hands and the disco light would flash according to the speed of the applause, lol… To compensate, chicken porridge late night supper was added onto the menu. There was also 2 bottles of soda on the table for our seafood lunch the next day before we said goodbye to Kukup.
There’s something about Kukup that kept some folks returning year after year even though the food and island activities remained the same for the past few years. I, for one was happy to return. The tranquil environment freed my mind. Their unsophisticated mannerism warmed my heart. Their village fare fed not only my body but my soul. Perhaps, it is the relaxing and relatively slow pace of life that attracted stressed out Singaporeans and other city dwellers; the unpretentious style of living (that we secretly yearn) which is contrary to our elitist and impudent world?
Kukup is an old fishing village established about a century ago with most of its residents working as fishermen. As the predominantly Chinese community village is built entirely above the sea, one would need to be ferried by boat between the island and the mainland.
It was during the 80′s as more and more holidaymakers go to Kukup for meals that some of the more entrepreneurial villagers started renting out their houses as homestay to these visitors who wished to spend the night there. Over years, this place has become one of the most popular recreational spot in the state of Johor.
When we were finishing up with our dinner, this girl came to hawk her ware.
Free and Easy Package includes two way transfer by coach at an appointed location in Singapore, one night’s accommodation with hot beverage service in the pantry, 1 breakfast, 2 seafood lunches, 1 tea, 1 dinner and 1 supper.
There are lots of food for our breakfast, tea and BBQ dinner which I did not take pictures of. Please refer to the links below for full review of food and activities. Our seafood lunch on both days were held in New Kukup Seafood Restaurant 龙皇海鲜楼 same as previous year, see the last link below.
Happy holidays 😀
P.S. I accidentally deleted all my photos so the first day’s lunch are not available for this post. I still have the RAW files but lack the time to process them. I am in the midst of considering if I should upgrade my OS to Maverick for applications that needed the newer version. Keeping my fingers crossed that the new OS is stable when I am ready 🙂