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Mersing Travel Guide: 68 reviews and 161 photos

Mersing - A little stop over town for divers

The gems are Malaysia are undoubtedly her many beautiful pristine beaches . Venture from this little sleepy seaside town to the outlying islands of PulauTioman, Pulau Aur, P.Tinggi, P.Besar, P.Rawa. (In case you're wondering, the word " Pulau " means island in their national language, Behasa Melayu. ) Dive the clear waters, explore hidden underwater gardens and return to this place for its great seafood and cheap sleeps.
There are surprisingly pockets of interesting things to see and do over here in Mersing as I discovered. Quite a surprising find as I'm usually here at night, groggy from the lack of sleep, head spinning from a bumpy ride from Singapore and waiting in the darkness for a ferry to take me to a dive trip at some magical island. I wondered then what Mersing would look like in the morning. So I returned...

Mersing Town

Cruise along the heart of this little town. It's known as the " Pusat ". Restaurants and hotels are all clustered there.

Ferry Terminal

After you have done so, cruise to the ferry terminal and take a boat out...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Fantastic food, cheap accomodation, transport to all islands
  • Cons:Nothing much to do around here...
  • In a nutshell:Gateway to the beautiful islands of Malaysia
  • Last visit to Mersing: Jan 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • muddybok's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2007 at 11:29 PM

    I like the 'Too fast too furious' warning. My camera never come out before i landed on Tioman... so no pics for Mersing and my mind is totally blank on what am i suppose to write here.

  • BluBluBlu's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2005 at 2:05 AM

    Mmmm...love your food tips! Happy travels, Blu

  • genie47's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2005 at 10:38 AM

    Nadias Inn on P. Tinggi had its generator going offline many times. A/C failed many times at night. That was 6yrs ago.

  • l_joo's Profile Photo
    Feb 1, 2005 at 8:13 PM

    The last time I visit here, the Bandaraya guys issued me ticket for parking, haha that's RM30.

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2005 at 3:16 AM

    Nice to see a girl who knows her food and a cheap place to crash. A backpacker afterall.

  • Sep 18, 2004 at 7:17 AM

    Great page, man Im getting more convinced by the day to take a trip to Malaysia, its so cheap!

  • Aug 5, 2004 at 9:47 AM

    Your Langkawi page proves that you are also a poet in words as well as in visual images. Ah, you certainly know how to enjoy life ;-)

  • kenmerk's Profile Photo
    Jul 19, 2004 at 4:12 AM

    Looks be a good place to be familar with, Glenda... (Gateway to the islands).... and I do wanna one of them murky brown Monsoon drift dives.... (and get low season rates on everything....) Cheers....

  • Jul 14, 2004 at 4:18 AM

    woW. that's a nice shot!


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