Mainland Kukup encompasses three thriving fishing villages (Kukup Laut, Air Masin and Kampung Melayu) that are famous for seafood restaurants, local belacan and cage culture fish farms. While there is no palace for overnight in the park, a growing number of traditional stilt houses on the mainland have been converted into boutique hotels. There is a terminal and immigration checkpoint for ferries to Batam and Tanjung Balai (Karimun island) in Indonesia.
Upon arrival, you may drop by the park office in Kukup town to book a boat to the island as well as view the information gallery there. The office is located along the road to the ferry terminal. The small jetty for Pulau Kukup is located on the right side of the terminal.
- Park opening hours are from 8am to 5pm. Last entry is at 4pm.
- Arrange for package tours at least a few days in advance, especially if you have a large group. The list of packages on offer can be downloaded here.
- Drop by the park office which is located in Kukup town. Park staff stationed here can arrange for boats to the island. There is also an information gallery here which displays specimens and posters on the park’s flora and fauna.
- Dress in light, comfortable clothing and walking shoes.
- Be prepared to climb in and alight from a boat.
- Bring along drinking water, insect repellent, and a raincoat if you are visiting during the rainy season.
- Bring along a pair of binoculars and a camera.
- Beware of the macaques. Do not feed them.
- Do not litter. Kindly take your rubbish back with you.
- Pets are not allowed into the park.